In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What is Mapbox and Leaflet
– What Mapbox and Leaflet can offer to you
– Mapbox vs Leaflet
Mapbox is a provider of custom online maps for both websites and applications. The company has many famous clients, such as Foursquare, Lonely Planet, Evernote, The Weather Channel, Snapchat, and The Financial Times. The company has been rapidly growing since 2010 providing custom maps as a respond to limited offering by big provider such as Google Maps.
To ease their users when they want to customize their map, Mapbox provide an online tool called the Mapbox Studio. Using this tool, customizing your map will be a breeze and no coding is needed. The interface is online and you can select based map and add layers of data from open sources like OpenStreetMap or US Geological Survey by utilizing the menus. You may choose what features that will be shown and hide at different zoom levels. You also can customize colors, width, etc.
Leaflet will allow its users to easily display tiled web maps that hosted on public server with optional overlays. Leaflet is able to load featured data from GeoJSON files and style it to create interactive layers like markers that will show a popup when clicked. Leaflet natively supports Web Map Service layers, Vector Layers, GeoJSON layers, and Tile layers. Major leaflet objects including Rester types (Image Overlay and TileLayer), Vector types (Path, Polygon, and specific types like Circle), Grouped types (FeatureGroup, GeoJSON, and LayerGroup), Controls (Zoom, layers, and the likes).
Mapbox vs Leaflet
|- You will need to pay to get some features||- Can be use for free|
|- Far simpler with its Mapbox Studio||- You will need some knowledge on the language to use it|