What are these platforms?
Things we all love about these platforms
Of course each platform has its own highlights but before that, we should mention all the great features that these platforms share:
Dynamic styling is the key factor in changing the look of your web GIS. Mapbox, Leaflet and OpenLayers all support dynamic styling. Developers can style layers depending on values of your features.
Mapbox visualizes data beautifully and vectorably. However, it is not so easy to style your layers with Mapbox since you don’t have full control. Check out the Mapbox Style Specification here for more information on how to style your layers.
OpenLayers allows users to style elements using the style function and the style class. It is not as powerful as the Mapbox Style Spec though and developers need to write more code.
Leaflet is a mix between Mapbox and OpenLayers. Users can use a style function along with its core set of featured elements.
Mapbox, OpenLayers and Leaflet all support for integrating images via the tile server. For example satellite images from sentinel data.