•  July 13, 2022

    The Best API-based Mapping Platforms

    This article was originally published by Applied Geographics Inc. (AppGeo), a company acquired by The Sanborn Map Company Inc in September 2022.

    API-based Mapping Platforms are changing the way we leverage spatial data and create applications. Choosing among the many offerings is a challenge. There are truly different offerings in the market and many ways to solve problems using mapping platforms. Some platforms provide enormous amounts of location data, while others excel in map customization and GIS functionality.

    Each provider goes about creating mapping platforms differently. You need to make sure you’re using the right APIs in your applications. Understanding the pay-as-you-go model is also critical. No one wants to overpay for APIs usage, such as pulling unnecessary data from the cloud or making unnecessary data calls.

    What are the best API-based mapping platforms?

    AppGeo’s 2022 Mapping Platform Comparison Guide covers today’s top mapping platforms and maps APIs:

    • Google Maps
    • HERE
    • MapBox
    • Carto
    • TomTom
    • ESRI
    • AWS
    • Apple Maps
    • Azure

    At AppGeo, we help our clients navigate this ever changing world; we help you to choose the right Mapping Platforms and the right APIs, and to optimize their usage to create some of the most useful, usable, and used mapping applications possible.

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