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Build highly customisable maps with your own content and imagery
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What is 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.
Google Maps is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Who uses Google Maps?

Companies
8100 companies reportedly use Google Maps in their tech stacks, including Google, Lyft, and Snapchat.

Developers
26209 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Google Maps.

Google Maps Integrations

fancybox, Elementor, Anvil, Nuclino, and SerpWatch are some of the popular tools that integrate with Google Maps. Here's a list of all 7 tools that integrate with Google Maps.
Pros of Google Maps
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Free
136
Address input through maps api
81
Sharable Directions
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Google Earth
45
Unique
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Custom maps designing
Decisions about Google Maps

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Google Maps in their tech stack.

Adam Abdelmoula
CPO at Split Mobile Software · | 4 upvotes · 40.7K 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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A huge component of our product relies on gathering public data about locations of interest. Google Places API gives us that ability in the most efficient way. Since we are primarily going to be using as google data as a source of information for our MVP, we might as well start integrating the Google Places API in our system. We have worked with Google Maps in the past and we might take some inspiration from our previous projects onto this one.

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Replacing Google Maps in a medium size GIS Application for public sector...

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For a small mobile app that uses mostly localization, to display Google Maps with hotspots nearby, which Cross-Platform would you prefer and why? It will make requests to a Sails.js app.

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I need to implement a web application with a sidenav "drawer".

It's a very common UI nowadays. For example, Google Maps has a collapsable sidenav on the left that shows a "drawer": inside the drawer, things can be pretty complex and interact with the main screen. Also, Google Slide has one if you choose format options.

I'm not sure which frontend framework to use. AngularJS alone will be enough? Or is there something else on top? Any useful boilerplate? I need to concentrate on the features, not much on technical details.

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I want to make a delivery logistics web app for a small business that will run on our local server that uses Google Maps API and I’m wondering what would be the best language for that.

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Google Maps's Features

  • Maps Image APIs
  • Places API
  • Web Services
  • Google Earth API
  • Maps API Licensing
  • Google Maps API for Work

Google Maps Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Google Maps?
Mapbox
We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
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.
TomTom
It is the leading independent location technology specialist, shaping mobility with highly accurate maps, navigation, real-time traffic info and services.
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
An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
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Google Maps's Followers
22800 developers follow Google Maps to keep up with related blogs and decisions.