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Alternatives to OpenStreetMap

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

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.
OpenStreetMap is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to OpenStreetMap

  • 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. ...

  • Mapbox
    Mapbox

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

  • OpenLayers
    OpenLayers

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

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 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. ...

  • Google Places API
    Google Places API

    You can provide users data on location names, addresses, ratings, reviews, contact information, and atmosphere. Local guides and users submit tens of millions of updates every day, so you can count on accurate, reliable information. ...

  • Here Maps
    Here Maps

    The Open Location Platform company, enables people, businesses and cities to harness the power of location ...

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Google Maps logo

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
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    Google Attributions and logo
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Adam Abdelmoula
CPO at Split Mobile Software · | 4 upvotes · 30.3K 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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Mapbox logo

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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    OpenLayers logo

    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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      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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      PROS OF LEAFLET
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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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        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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          Java Persistence API

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              Google Places API

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                  Here Maps logo

                  Here Maps

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