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From a StackShare Community member: "We're a team of two starting to write a mobile app. The app will heavily rely on maps and this is where my partner and I are not seeing eye-to-eye. I would like to go with an open source solution like OpenStreetMap that is used by Apple & Foursquare. He would like to go with Google Maps since more apps use it and has better support (according to him). Mapbox is also an option but I don’t know much about it."
Google Maps is best because it is practically free (they give you $300 in free credits per month and it's really hard to go over the free tier unless you really mean business) and it's the best!
I use Mapbox because We need 3D maps and navigation, it has a great plugin for React and React Native which we use. Also the Mapbox Geocoder is great.
I use OpenStreetMap because that has a strong community. It takes some time to catch up with Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap will become great solution.
I use Google Maps because it has a lot of great features such as Google's rich APIs, geolocation functions, navigation search feature, street map view, auto-generated 3D city map.
Its open source and we use it.
I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.
Pros of Cesium
- Fully interactive 3D and can dynamically switch to 2D.1
Pros of Mapbox
- Best mapping service outside of Google Maps28
- Beautifully vectorable15
- Fluid user experience11
- React/ RNative integration7
- 3D Layers5
- Low Level API4
- Great customer support3
- Custom themes3
- High data volume rendering2