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.
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.