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What are Mapping APIs?

A web mapping API (Application Program Interface) allows users to communicate with existing map services and integrate within the application which can be useful in expanding the existing feature functionality or developing a new application.

These APIs usually include classes for maps and layers to keep it easy for users to create, edit and display a map without writing code from scratch. If you’re developing an app that requires geo-location service, you’ll have more than a handful of APIs to choose from.

Here are popular Top 5 Map API Providers:

1) Google:

Google is Biggest player in the Map API, one of most used & accurate API we can say it is mostly used / preferred by developers.
They are charging per 1000 Requests, for example, if you want to use direction API it will cost you $5 for 1000 Request, best part is Google is giving $200 Free credit to use Every Month so for example your total bill is generated at $500 then you have to pay only $300.

2) MapBox:

Any developer who is new to Mapbox can sign up and use all the pay-as-you-go APIs for free. You don’t even need to add a credit card to get started.
They are charging $ 1.20 – $2 Per 1000 Request which depends on your monthly usage.
They are providing 1,00,000 Free request every Month which is very useful & Budget friendly for new App makers.

3) TomTom:

TomTom is one of the first platforms that come to mind when you think of a reliable Google Maps API alternative.
They are charging $0.05 – $5 Depends on API & usage, they are providing Daily 50,000 Free request which is very interesting & budget friendly, they provide API without adding credit card.

4) MapQuest:

Accurate geocoding results are an essential part of many geospatial processes. Whether you want to show your retail locations on a map, calculate an optimized route for a delivery, or search within the radius of an origin point, the geocoding API enables you to associate latitude and longitude with an associated address.

Why To Choose?

They are charging $99 starting as Basic plan (30k request per Month) and have Plan upto $899 per month depends on usage.
They are providing 15k Free request every Month.

5) LocationIQ:

If your project requires geocoding or reverse geocoding, LocationIQ could be a good alternative, it’s very affordable & LocationIQ’s data is powered by OpenStreetMap.
They are offering plans starting from $49 to $950 depends on type of API & Usage.
LocationIQ is offering 5k Free request per Month (2 Request Per second).

Do you agree with our list of mapping APIs or do you have a suggestion for one that isn’t included here? Let us know in the comments below.

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