MAPS.ME vs Pathfinder: What are the differences?
Developers describe MAPS.ME as "Offline OpenStreetMap maps for iOS/Android". MAPS.ME is an open source cross-platform offline maps application, built on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data. It was publicly released for iOS and Android. On the other hand, Pathfinder is detailed as "Routing as a service". Pathfinder is a new real-time routing service in public beta. Pathfinder calculates routes for transportation services. These routes are updated in real time as users make transportation or delivery requests. Through our SDKs, applications can subscribe to routes as they change in response to user requests.
MAPS.ME and Pathfinder can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.
Some of the features offered by MAPS.ME are:
- Totally Offline
- Really Fast
On the other hand, Pathfinder provides the following key features:
- Real-time updates
- Cluster separation
- Route configuration
MAPS.ME is an open source tool with 3.05K GitHub stars and 660 GitHub forks. Here's a link to MAPS.ME's open source repository on GitHub.