React map libraries overview + react-leaflet complete installation debugging guide

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  • react-mapbox-gl

    A React binding of mapbox-gl-js

    React Mapbox GL A decent library, but not recommended. The original library of Mapbox is well made with great examples, but the rewrite for React is not well maintained. It barely has any examples, and there are not that much resource online. The documentation is not adequate as well. Unless you're an advanced, skilled developer, not the best option.

  • react-simple-maps

    Beautiful React SVG maps with d3-geo and topojson using a declarative api.

    React Simple Maps Great library in general. It is very easy to use and has decent documentation with some examples as well. Also as the name goes, it is very lightweight. However, it did not suit my purpose of needing to display precise locations with markers. Yes, it is possible to do so by using React Simple Maps, but I would need to redesign the whole map template which was not worth putting in my effort and time while there are already existing libraries that have maps with great default templates.

  • 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!

  • react-leaflet

    React components for Leaflet maps

    While I was looking for some good map libraries for React, react-leaflet caught my eye. react-leaflet is a react library that is a complete rewrite of leaflet, which is an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.

  • Leaflet

    🍃 JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps 🇺🇦

    While I was looking for some good map libraries for React, react-leaflet caught my eye. react-leaflet is a react library that is a complete rewrite of leaflet, which is an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.

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