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OpenLayers Alternatives

OpenLayers is described as 'high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs' and is a Map service in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to OpenLayers for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Linux, iPhone, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Leaflet, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenLayers are Mapbox Studio, OpenMapTiles, MapTiler Cloud and ArcGIS.

OpenLayers alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GIS Software. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenLayers.
This page was last updated Jun 29, 2022
  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted

OpenLayers is a high-performance, feature-packed library for all your mapping needs.

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  1. Leaflet

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • JavaScript

    Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 28 KB of JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.

  2. Mapbox makes it easy to design beautiful custom maps, and fast to integrate them into websites and mobile applications using Open Street Map data.



  3. OpenMapTiles

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    OpenMapTiles is a set of open-source tools for self-hosting of OpenStreetMap maps in more than 50 languages. It provides both raster as well as vector tiles, WMS and WMTS services for GIS programs, support for JavaScript viewers and mobile SDK.

  4. MapTiler Cloud

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Online maps for web, mobile apps and desktop software. You can change colors, add or remove particular map elements or enhance the map with own geodata.

  5. ArcGIS

    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    ArcGIS offers unique capabilities and flexible licensing for applying location-based analytics to your business practices. Gain greater insights using contextual tools to visualize and analyze your data. Collaborate and share via maps, apps, dashboards and reports.



  6. GRASS GIS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is an open source, free software (FOSS) Geographical Information System (GIS) with raster, topological, vector, image processing, and visualization functionality.

  7. MapLibre

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted

    MapLibre GL is a community-led fork derived from mapbox-gl-js before their switch to a non-OSS license.

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  8. Map3

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Map3 is a decentralised map network that is impartial, secure and extremely robust. It is free from control, free to participate, free base map. It is built to be governed by the Map3 community where individuals and organisations can host Map3 nodes.

  9. Mapotic

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Unique platform combining maps, data visualization, tracking, IoT and user interactions.

  10. Google Maps API for Business

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online

    Google Maps API is a collection of APIs that enable you to overlay your own data on a customized Google Map.

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