Monday, November 10, 2014

Cloud Mapping Compared

So after coming back from the NACIS conference I've been looking at cloud mapping again.  At the conference Mapbox, CartoDB and Leaflet and ArcGIS online were getting a lot of mentions.  Compare that to searches from Google trends:

My interpretation is that:

  • The non-experts are using/interested in ArcGIS online or Google Maps Engine
  • The experts are interested in the others.
  • Cloud mapping is on the up (as far as search terms go anyhow)


Mano Marks said...

You realize these are orthogonal searches, right? If you looked at Google Maps API and compared it to Leaflet you'd find a different story. Maps Engine is more comparable to ArcGISOnline.

spaceindy said...

interesting observations thanks