CARTO vs Google Maps vs OpenLayers

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CARTO

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Google Maps

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+ 1
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OpenLayers

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Pros of CARTO
Pros of Google Maps
Pros of OpenLayers
  • 1
    Crisp UI
  • 1
    Great customer service
  • 1
    Comprehensive platform
  • 250
    Free
  • 136
    Address input through maps api
  • 81
    Sharable Directions
  • 46
    Google Earth
  • 45
    Unique
  • 3
    Custom maps designing
  • 13
    Flexibility
  • 10
    Maturity
  • 7
    Incredibly comprehensive, excellent support
  • 7
    Open Source
  • 3
    Low Level API
  • 3
    Choice of map providers
  • 3
    Extensible
  • 3
    Strong community

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Cons of CARTO
Cons of Google Maps
Cons of OpenLayers
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    • 3
      Google Attributions and logo
    • 1
      Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete
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      What is CARTO?

      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.

      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.

      What is OpenLayers?

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

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          What are some alternatives to CARTO, Google Maps, and OpenLayers?
          Mapbox
          We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
          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 can help anyone see and understand their data. Connect to almost any database, drag and drop to create visualizations, and share with a click.
          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.
          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.
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