Google Maps vs OpenLayers vs TileStache

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Google Maps

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Pros of Google Maps
Pros of OpenLayers
Pros of TileStache
  • 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 Google Maps
    Cons of OpenLayers
    Cons of TileStache
    • 3
      Google Attributions and logo
    • 1
      Only map allowed alongside google place autocomplete
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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.

        What is OpenLayers?

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

        What is TileStache?

        TileStache is a Python-based server application that can serve up map tiles based on rendered geographic data. You might be familiar with TileCache, the venerable open source WMS server from MetaCarta. TileStache is similar, but we hope simpler and better-suited to the needs of designers and cartographers.

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              What are some alternatives to Google Maps, OpenLayers, and TileStache?
              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.
              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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