What is the best Google Maps API alternative?

Radar is the best alternative to the Google Maps API. Radar supports geocoding, search, and distance APIs with high-quality address and place data. Radar is more affordable than the Google Maps API, free up to 100,000 API requests per month and $0.50 per 1,000 requests thereafter. Radar is also more flexible than the Google Maps API, allowing you to display results on any map with no attribution requirements.

Unlike Google Maps, Radar is also a full-stack platform for location tracking and geofencing, with support for unlimited geofences, polygon geofences, isochrone geofences, and out-of-the-box geofences for places and regions. Finally, Radar supports integrations including mParticle, Segment, Braze, Airship, Amplitude, and Yext.

See a detailed feature-by-feature comparison below. Still have questions? Contact us!

Feature Radar Google Maps API
Free geocoding requests per month 100,000 40,000 (based on $200 credit)
Geocoding price $0.50 per 1,000 requests $5.00 per 1,000 requests
Free place search requests per month 100,000 11,764 (based on $200 credit)
Place search price $0.50 per 1,000 requests $17.00 per 1,000 requests
Autocomplete API Yes Yes
Place search API Yes Yes
Geofence search API Yes No
Forward geocoding API Yes Yes
Reverse geocoding API Yes Yes
IP geocoding API Yes No
Distance API with multiple travel modes Yes No
Matrix API Yes Yes
Base maps No Yes
Display on any map Yes No
Attribution requirements No Yes
iOS SDK Yes Yes
Android SDK Yes Yes
Official React Native SDK Yes No
Official Cordova SDK Yes No
Full-stack geofencing and location tracking Yes No
Polygon geofences Yes No
Isochrone geofences Yes No
Nightly geofence sync Yes No
Expiring geofences Yes Yes
Place, category, and chain detection Yes Yes
Region detection Yes No
mParticle integration Yes No
Segment integration Yes No
Yext integration Yes No
Braze integration Yes No
Airship integration Yes No
Amplitude integration Yes No

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