Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Mapbox

549
763
+ 1
107
Valhalla

9
35
+ 1
2
Add tool

Mapbox vs Valhalla: What are the differences?

Mapbox: Design and publish beautiful maps. We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub; Valhalla: *An open source routing engine *. Valhalla is Mapzen’s open-source routing service for client-side routing applications and hosted solutions. If you are looking to avoid the challenge of data creation and database administration, you can get high-quality routes and navigational guidance with clear directions through a simple API call.

Mapbox and Valhalla can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.

Advice on Mapbox and Valhalla

From a StackShare Community member: "We're a team of two starting to write a mobile app. The app will heavily rely on maps and this is where my partner and I are not seeing eye-to-eye. I would like to go with an open source solution like OpenStreetMap that is used by Apple & Foursquare. He would like to go with Google Maps since more apps use it and has better support (according to him). Mapbox is also an option but I don’t know much about it."

See more
Replies (6)
Recommends
Mapbox

I use Mapbox because We need 3D maps and navigation, it has a great plugin for React and React Native which we use. Also the Mapbox Geocoder is great.

See more
Blair Gemmer
Software Engineer at VYNYL · | 2 upvotes · 70.5K views
Recommends
Google Maps

Google Maps is best because it is practically free (they give you $300 in free credits per month and it's really hard to go over the free tier unless you really mean business) and it's the best!

See more
Recommends
OpenStreetMap

I use OpenStreetMap because that has a strong community. It takes some time to catch up with Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap will become great solution.

See more
Recommends
OpenStreetMap

Its open source and we use it.

See more
Fabio Fraga Machado
Recommends
OpenStreetMap

I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.

See more
Shuuji TAKAHASHI
Recommends
Google Maps

I use Google Maps because it has a lot of great features such as Google's rich APIs, geolocation functions, navigation search feature, street map view, auto-generated 3D city map.

See more
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Mapbox
Pros of Valhalla
  • 26
    Best mapping service outside of Google Maps
  • 21
    OpenStreetMap
  • 15
    Beautifully vectorable
  • 11
    Fluid user experience
  • 7
    React/ RNative integration
  • 7
    Extensible
  • 5
    3D Layers
  • 4
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Great customer support
  • 3
    Affordable
  • 3
    Custom themes
  • 2
    High data volume rendering
  • 2
    Open source

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

- No public GitHub repository available -

What is Mapbox?

We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.

What is Valhalla?

Valhalla is Mapzen’s open-source routing service for client-side routing applications and hosted solutions. If you are looking to avoid the challenge of data creation and database administration, you can get high-quality routes and navigational guidance with clear directions through a simple API call.

Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

What companies use Mapbox?
What companies use Valhalla?
See which teams inside your own company are using Mapbox or Valhalla.
Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Mapbox?
What tools integrate with Valhalla?
    No integrations found
    What are some alternatives to Mapbox and Valhalla?
    Google Maps
    Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
    OpenStreetMap
    OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
    CARTO
    The CARTO platform empowers everyone, from business analysts to data scientists, to turn location data into business outcomes. We accelerate innovation, power new use cases and disrupt business models through Location Intelligence.
    Leaflet
    Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
    ArcGIS
    It is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and much more.
    See all alternatives