Likelihood to Recommend
For services that require maps and basic geo-functionality in production, Mapbox is one of the greatest choices out there. They're free, provide much more refined/modern productions compared to Google maps, and have very good support on different platforms. For services that require higher-computation products, like matrix routing, optimization, etc..., the prices can get quite high very quickly, and you should consider moving those services to an on-premise server at that point.
- Documentation is clean, easy to read, and very well organized which makes it easy to get going or learn something new
- The online user interface makes it quick and easy to edit maps, upload new datasets, view analytics, or get API keys
- Great integrations with Tableau and easy to develop for Android, iOS, or Web
Engineer in EngineeringComputer Software Company, 51-200 employees
- The product is not always that easy to use, aimed at professionals understanding colors and palettes etc.
- Being a full cloud product it can be complicated working with the interface when your connectivity is not great.
- Tutorials and samples could be more visual and could cover more ideas on how to use Mapbox.
One feature that made me go in favor of Mapbox was its stellar documentation. Google Maps and Bing Maps are the other alternatives I considered, but the learning curve with both of them is steeper than it is with Mapbox. Also, Mapbox Studio gives newbies a very simple, clean and easy to use environment to make and store maps online
Return on Investment
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?