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Alternatives to CARTO

Mapbox, ArcGIS, Tableau, Google Maps, and Leaflet are the most popular alternatives and competitors to CARTO.
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What is CARTO and what are its top alternatives?

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.
CARTO is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.
CARTO is an open source tool with 2.6K GitHub stars and 674 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to CARTO's open source repository on GitHub

Top Alternatives to CARTO

  • Mapbox
    Mapbox

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

  • ArcGIS
    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. ...

  • Tableau
    Tableau

    Tableau can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click. ...

  • Google Maps
    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. ...

  • Leaflet
    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. ...

  • OpenLayers
    OpenLayers

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

  • OpenStreetMap
    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. ...

  • Java Persistence API
    Java Persistence API

    It is a Java application programming interface specification that describes the management of relational data in applications using Java Platform, Standard Edition and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.It provides a POJO persistence model for object-relational mapping. ...

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Mapbox

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Design and publish beautiful maps
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PROS OF MAPBOX
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    Best mapping service outside of Google Maps
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    OpenStreetMap
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    Beautifully vectorable
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    Fluid user experience
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    React/ RNative integration
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    Extensible
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    3D Layers
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    Low Level API
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    Affordable
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    Great customer support
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    Custom themes
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    High data volume rendering
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    ArcGIS logo

    ArcGIS

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    A geographic information system for working with maps
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    PROS OF ARCGIS
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      Reponsive
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      A lot of widgets
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      Data driven vizualisation
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      3D
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      Easy tà learn
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      Easy API
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      Tableau

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        Intuitive and easy to learn
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        Responsive
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        Very expensive for small companies

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      Google Maps logo

      Google Maps

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      Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery
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      PROS OF GOOGLE MAPS
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        Sharable Directions
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        Google Earth
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        Unique
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        Custom maps designing
      CONS OF GOOGLE MAPS
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        Google Attributions and logo
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        Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete

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      Adam Abdelmoula
      CPO at Split Mobile Software · | 4 upvotes · 41.9K views

      We need some advice about the map services provider. We are a mobility app that just launched 5 months ago in Tunisia offering P2P carpooling. We are currently using Google Maps API for maps (Places API, Geocoding API, Directions API & Distance Matrix API). Thus, we received expensive bills from Google Cloud following the number of requests we are using. We are looking forward to reduce the number of requests in general because we can't afford these large bills at this stage, knowing that they are going to increase proportionally to the active users of the app. We tried to optimize multiple times but it isn't enough. We are searching for optimization advice or ideas on how we use the APIs, or other map providers (like OpenStreetMap or similar) that offers free or cheaper options than Google Maps, without lacking quality of information (we are in Tunisia and we have to choose options that have enough data about Tunisia). Thanks!

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      Leaflet logo

      Leaflet

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      PROS OF LEAFLET
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        Light weight
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        Free
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        Evolutive via plugins
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        OpenStreetMap
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        Strong community
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        Choice of map providers
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        Easy API
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        Alternative to Google Maps
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        OpenLayers

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        A high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs
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        PROS OF OPENLAYERS
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          Flexibility
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          Maturity
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          Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
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          Open Source
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          Choice of map providers
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          Low Level API
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          Extensible
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          Strong community
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          OpenStreetMap

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          The free editable map of the whole world
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          PROS OF OPENSTREETMAP
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            Simple
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            Free
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            Open-Source
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            Open-Data
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            CPO at Split Mobile Software · | 4 upvotes · 41.9K views

            We need some advice about the map services provider. We are a mobility app that just launched 5 months ago in Tunisia offering P2P carpooling. We are currently using Google Maps API for maps (Places API, Geocoding API, Directions API & Distance Matrix API). Thus, we received expensive bills from Google Cloud following the number of requests we are using. We are looking forward to reduce the number of requests in general because we can't afford these large bills at this stage, knowing that they are going to increase proportionally to the active users of the app. We tried to optimize multiple times but it isn't enough. We are searching for optimization advice or ideas on how we use the APIs, or other map providers (like OpenStreetMap or similar) that offers free or cheaper options than Google Maps, without lacking quality of information (we are in Tunisia and we have to choose options that have enough data about Tunisia). Thanks!

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            Java Persistence API

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