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Leaflet

Overview
Synopsis

Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Weighing just about 38 KB of JS, it has all the mapping features most developers ever need.

Category

Data Visualization Software Open Source

Features

• Layers Out of the Box
• Customization Features
• Map Controls
• Interaction Features
• Performance Features
• Visual Features
• Browser and mobile Support
• Extremely lightweight
• No external dependencies

License

Open Source

Price

Free

Pricing

Subscription

Free Trial

Available

Users Size

Small (<50 employees), Medium (50 to 1000 employees), Enterprise (>1001 employees)

Company

Leaflet

URL

https://leafletjs.com/

What is best?

• Layers Out of the Box
• Customization Features
• Map Controls
• Interaction Features
• Performance Features
• Visual Features

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Ease of use
7.7
6.8
Features & Functionality
7.8
8.5
Advanced Features
7.8
8.9
Integration
7.9
9.2
Performance
7.7
6.3
Customer Support
7.9
9.4
Implementation
8.7
Renew & Recommend
8.6
Bottom Line

Leaflet is an open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.

7.8
Editor Rating
8.4
Aggregated User Rating
14 ratings
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Leaflet is an open-source JavaScript library, weighing just about 38 KB of JS which works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms and can be extended with lots of plugins, beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API and a simple and readable source code.

Leaflet offers features such as Pure CSS3 popups and controls for easy restyling, Image- and HTML-based markers, custom map layers and controls, Custom map projections, Powerful OOP facilities for extending existing classes, Hardware acceleration on mobile makes it feel as smooth as native apps.

Leaflet Utilizes CSS3 features to make panning and zooming really smooth, Smart polyline/polygon rendering with dynamic clipping and simplification, Modular build system, Tap delay elimination on mobile, Zoom and pan animation.

It also offers Tile and popup fade animation, Very nice default design for markers, popups and map controls, Retina resolution support, Drag panning with inertia, Scroll wheel zoom, Pinch-zoom on mobile, Double click zoom, Zoom to area (shift-drag), Keyboard navigation, Marker dragging.

Tile layers, WMS Markers, Popups, Vector layers like polylines, polygons, circles or rectangles, Image overlays, GeoJSON and map controls such as Zoom buttons, Attribution, Layer switcher and Scale. Leaflet is provider-agnostic which means users can use any map provider as long as they conform to its terms of use so users can roll their own tiles as well or make use of different tile providers such as OpenStreetMap, MapBox, Bing Maps (using a plugin), Esri ArcGIS (official plugin), MapQuest (official plugins) and Here Maps where users can also use the Google Maps API.

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  • Sebastian
    January 12, 2018 at 8:23 am

    It focuses on making the basic things work perfectly. Meant to be as lightweight as possible.

    Company size

    Enterprise (>1001)

    User Role

    IT Support

    User Industry

    Construction

    Rating
    Ease of use8

    Features & Functionality8.9

    Focuses on a core set of features, an easy way to extend its functionality is to use third-party plugins.

    Advanced Features8.4

    Integration8.9

    Training 8.9

    Customer Support8.9

    Implementation8.7

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Leaflet is the leading open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. Leaflet is designed with simplicity, performance and usability in mind. It works efficiently across all major desktop and mobile platforms, can be extended with lots of plugins, has a beautiful, easy to use and well-documented API.

Ease of use
Features & Functionality
Advanced Features
Integration
Performance
Customer Support
Implementation
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