Switch from Google to LocationIQ: Dynamic Maps

LocationIQ is an alternative to Google Maps

Dynamic maps are living breathing parts of your deployment. Beautiful, flexible and constantly updated – LocationIQ maps enable you to visualize geolocation data. Using Google Maps API? We’ve put together a quick guide to help you switch over to LocationIQ

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Looking for a MapFit alternative? LocationIQ has got you covered

The past Monday, MapFit API users received a message informing them that the mapping platform has decided to shut down its developer APIs and focus on developing the underlying technology. The mail from MapFit indicates a shift in approach saying “We’ve also learned that there are a large number of mapping use cases and features […]

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Switch from Google to LocationIQ: Geocoding

Google to LocationIQ geocoding

In this guide, we’ll run down the differences/ similarities between Google & LocationIQ APIs. While switching from Google to LocationIQ is straightforward – as the two APIs are fairly similar – there can be certain differences that don’t appear obvious until you’ve spent some time with both the solutions. The objective here is to showcase […]

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The Google Maps Bill Shock

LocationIQ maps, geocoding and routing

A Big (unwelcome) Change Back in May, Google announced a major change in pricing for their Maps platform. This would cause common use-cases to cost anywhere between 10x to 100x of the earlier prices. Their developer community and customers were…wait for it…not pleased! Fast forward 3 months to August; the pricing changes are live and […]

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Secure your LocationIQ Maps deployment with Access tokens!

LocationIQ Maps access token

We would like to thank our users for the overwhelmingly positive response for our Maps API launch! We’ve received a ton of appreciation and feedback about our service. The appreciation helps us morally, and the feedback helps us set our goals for the future. 🙂 Thanks to that feedback; today, we’re launching an access-token system to […]

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The Hater app uses LocationIQ Geocoding to make sense of GPS data

hater dater locationiq

“At times hate can be more genuine than love” says Brendan Alper, founder of Haterdater. Launched early this year, Haterdater (www.haterdater.com), has quickly scaled up and today has 120,000 active users on the app all over the world. In the highly competitive $2Bn online dating industry, Haterdater stands out by positioning itself as an app […]

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LocationIQ: An alternative to Mapzen and Pelias

geocoding, reverse-geocoding and maps

Mapzen, sadly, will now be remembered in the past tense. Early this week, Mapzen announced that it will shut down all it’s services because….well, we’re not entirely sure yet. Balancing resources between commercial and the Open Source community can be extremely complex. Mapzen did a wonderful job in the past 4 years, pushing the envelope […]

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