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Chapter 3. Mapping > Comparison of mapping APIs

3.2. Comparison of mapping APIs

After reviewing all the important factors for mapping APIs, now let’s take a closer look at how each mapping API compares against the others in table 3.1. This will help you see the big picture when it comes to mapping APIs. In this section, we’ll also show you some sample code for each mapping API, so that you can pick the right API by looking at its basic structure and see how it compares to the others.

Table 3.1. Comparison of mapping APIs
FeatureMapQuestGoogleBingYahooCloudMade
JavaScriptYesYesYesYesYes
Flash/ActionScriptYesYesYesYesYes
3D-YesYes--
DirectionsYesYesYesYesYes
Map viewYesYesYesYesYes
Satellite viewYesYesYesYes-
Terrain view-Yes---
Hybrid viewYesYesYesYesYes
Street view-Yes---
Bird’s-eye view--Yes--
GeocodingYesYesYesYesYes
Reverse geocodingYesYesYesYesYes
Mobile friendlyYesYesYesYesYes
TrafficYesYesYesYes-
EnterpriseYesYesYesYesYes
Slippy mapsYesYesYesYesYes
Static mapsYesYesYesYesYes
Vector maps----Yes
Map styles----Yes



  

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