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Google Places API vs Mapbox: What are the differences?

What is Google Places API? Help users discover the world with rich details for points of interest. 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.

What is Mapbox? Design and publish beautiful maps. We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.

Google Places API and Mapbox can be categorized as "Mapping APIs" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Mapbox has a broader approval, being mentioned in 107 company stacks & 154 developers stacks; compared to Google Places API, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.

Advice on Google Places API and Mapbox

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."

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Blair Gemmer
Software Engineer at VYNYL · | 2 upvotes · 104K views
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Google MapsGoogle Maps

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!

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OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

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.

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MapboxMapbox

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.

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OpenStreetMapOpenStreetMap

Its open source and we use it.

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Shuuji TAKAHASHI
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Google MapsGoogle Maps

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.

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Fabio Fraga Machado
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I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.

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Pros of Google Places API
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
    • 11
      Fluid user experience
    • 7
      React/ RNative integration
    • 7
      Extensible
    • 5
      3D Layers
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      Low Level API
    • 4
      Affordable
    • 3
      Great customer support
    • 3
      Custom themes
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      High data volume rendering

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    What is 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.

    What is Mapbox?

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

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    What tools integrate with Google Places API?
    What tools integrate with Mapbox?
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      What are some alternatives to Google Places API and Mapbox?
      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.
      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.
      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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