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OpenLayers vs Pathfinder: What are the differences?

OpenLayers: A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs. An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages; Pathfinder: 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.

OpenLayers and Pathfinder belong to "Mapping APIs" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by OpenLayers are:

  • Tiled Layers - Pull tiles from OSM, Bing, MapBox, Stamen, MapQuest, and any other XYZ source you can find. OGC mapping services and untiled layers also supported.
  • Fast & Mobile Ready - Mobile support out of the box. Build lightweight custom profiles with just the components you need.
  • Vector Layers - Render vector data from GeoJSON, TopoJSON, KML, GML, and a growing number of other formats.

On the other hand, Pathfinder provides the following key features:

  • Real-time updates
  • Cluster separation
  • Route configuration

OpenLayers is an open source tool with 5.17K GitHub stars and 1.97K GitHub forks. Here's a link to OpenLayers's open source repository on GitHub.

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    Flexibility
  • 10
    Maturity
  • 7
    Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 4
    Choice of map providers
  • 3
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Extensible
  • 3
    Strong community
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    What is OpenLayers?

    An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.

    What is Pathfinder?

    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.

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