MapLibre GL is a free and open-source fork of mapbox-gl-JS

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  • mapbox-gl-js

    Interactive, thoroughly customizable maps in the browser, powered by vector tiles and WebGL

    From https://github.com/mapbox/mapbox-gl-js

    > Mapbox gl-js version 2.0 or higher (“Mapbox Web SDK”) must be used according to the Mapbox Terms of Service. This license allows developers with a current active Mapbox account to use and modify the Mapbox Web SDK. Developers may modify the Mapbox Web SDK code so long as the modifications do not change or interfere with marked portions of the code related to billing, accounting, and anonymized data collection. The Mapbox Web SDK only sends anonymized usage data, which Mapbox uses for fixing bugs and errors, accounting, and generating aggregated anonymized statistics. This license terminates automatically if a user no longer has an active Mapbox account.

    Seems their client code does some things related to "billing, accounting, and anonymized data collection" and they don't want programmers to disable or modify that code.

    Is that right? Anyone who has followed this have more information? I haven't used mapbox in a few years but I think it's great technology.

  • maplibre-gl-js

    The open-source fork of Mapbox GL JS: Interactive maps in the browser, powered by vector tiles and WebGL.

  • Appwrite

    Appwrite - The Open Source Firebase alternative introduces iOS support . Appwrite is an open source backend server that helps you build native iOS applications much faster with realtime APIs for authentication, databases, files storage, cloud functions and much more!

  • maplibre-gl-native

    The open-source alternative to Mapbox GL Native. SDKs for iOS, Android and other platforms

    Besides the JS version, the Maplibre project also maintains a FOSS fork of the matching mobile libraries at [https://github.com/maplibre/maplibre-gl-native](https://gith....

  • Cesium

    An open-source JavaScript library for world-class 3D globes and maps :earth_americas:

  • ol-mapbox-style

    Use Mapbox Style objects with OpenLayers

    I've tried very recently with Openlayers and their OL-Mapbox style package[0] - it wasn't too bad TBH, but not great.

    Maplibre is still very nascent and needs a lot of work until it is ready to be used in anger. I do wonder if it would be better to put effort into Openlayers rather than trying to maintain this library - as others have pointed out, OL provides so much more.

    [0]: https://github.com/openlayers/ol-mapbox-style

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