Google Places API vs OpenStreetMap: What are the differences?
Developers describe Google Places API as "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. On the other hand, OpenStreetMap is detailed as "The free editable map of the whole world". 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.
Google Places API and OpenStreetMap can be primarily classified as "Mapping APIs" tools.
According to the StackShare community, OpenStreetMap has a broader approval, being mentioned in 52 company stacks & 75 developers stacks; compared to Google Places API, which is listed in 12 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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