Top 5 Map Libraries for React in 2024

By Manish Kumar

Sun May 12 2024

Whether you're developing a mobile app, a web platform, or a data visualization tool, choosing the right map library can significantly enhance user experience and functionality. As we step into 2024, let's explore the top five map libraries that promise to revolutionize your projects.

1. React Map GL

react-map-gl is a suite of components for Mapbox GL JS-compatible libraries. React Map GL combines the flexibility of React with the interactive mapping capabilities of Mapbox GL JS, offering developers a seamless way to integrate dynamic maps into their React applications. Powered by WebGL, React Map GL provides high-performance rendering of maps and overlays, enabling smooth interactions and data visualization. With features like custom markers, popups, and vector overlays, developers can create immersive mapping experiences tailored to their application's requirements.

npm install --save react-map-gl mapbox-gl @types/mapbox-gl


import * as React from 'react';
import Map from 'react-map-gl';

function App() {
  return (
      mapboxAccessToken="<Mapbox access token>"
        longitude: -122.4,
        latitude: 37.8,
        zoom: 14
      style={{width: 600, height: 400}}

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Pricing :

2. Google Map React

google-map-react is a component written over a small set of the Google Maps API. It allows you to render any React component on the Google Map.

When it comes to reliability and extensive features, Google Maps API remains a powerhouse in the mapping realm. Its seamless integration capabilities, comprehensive documentation, and vast ecosystem make it a top choice for developers worldwide. With features like Street View, Directions API, and customizable styling, Google Maps API empowers developers to create immersive and personalized mapping experiences.

npm install --save google-map-react
import React from "react";
import GoogleMapReact from 'google-map-react';

const AnyReactComponent = ({ text }) => <div>{text}</div>;

export default function SimpleMap(){
 const defaultProps = {
   center: { 
     lat: 10.99835602,
     lng: 77.01502627
   zoom: 11 

 return (
 // Important! Always set the container height explicitly
 <div style={{ height: '100vh', width: '100%' }}>
   bootstrapURLKeys={{ key: "" }}
  <AnyReactComponent lat={59.955413} lng={30.337844} text="My Marker"/>

More examples at :

Pricing :

3. React Leaflet

React Leaflet provides bindings between React and Leaflet.

Loved for its simplicity and lightweight nature, Leaflet is a popular choice among developers seeking a straightforward mapping solution. Despite its minimalistic approach, Leaflet doesn't compromise on functionality, offering support for various map layers, markers, and interactive features. Its ease of use and extensive plugin ecosystem make it a go-to option for both beginners and seasoned developers looking to integrate maps seamlessly into their applications.

npm install --save leaflet react-leaflet
import { MapContainer, TileLayer, useMap } from 'react-leaflet'
<MapContainer center={[51.505, -0.09]} zoom={13} scrollWheelZoom={false}>
    attribution='&copy; <a href="">OpenStreetMap</a> contributors'
  <Marker position={[51.505, -0.09]}>
      A pretty CSS3 popup. <br /> Easily customizable.

More examples at :

Pricing : You can use a free solution such as OpenStreetMap, or one of the commercial solutions

4. Pigeon Maps

Pigeon Maps is a lightweight and easy-to-use library for integrating maps into React applications.

Pigeon Maps is a minimalist React library designed to provide simple and customizable maps for web applications. Unlike larger mapping libraries, Pigeon Maps focuses on providing essential map functionalities in a lightweight package, making it ideal for projects where simplicity and performance are key.

Are you tired of waiting 3 seconds to parse 200kb of Google Maps JavaScript just to display a few tiles and a marker? 140kb of minified Leaflet too much?

npm install --save pigeon-maps

import React from "react"
import { Map, Marker } from "pigeon-maps"

export function MyMap() {
  return (
    <Map height={300} defaultCenter={[50.879, 4.6997]} defaultZoom={11}>
      <Marker width={50} anchor={[50.879, 4.6997]} />

More examples at :

Pricing: Free using OpenStreetMap

5. React Geo

React-geo is a comprehensive React library designed specifically for geospatial applications, providing developers with a rich set of tools and components for building mapping interfaces. Developed by terrestris GmbH & Co. KG, React-geo leverages popular mapping technologies such as OpenLayers and OL3-Cesium to deliver high-performance mapping solutions with advanced features.

It is used in combination with React, OpenLayers and Ant Design.

npm i --save @terrestris/react-geo

npm i antd ol
import React from 'react';

import OlMap from 'ol/Map';
import OlView from 'ol/View';
import OlLayerTile from 'ol/layer/Tile';
import OlSourceOsm from 'ol/source/OSM';

import 'ol/ol.css';
import 'antd/dist/antd.min.css';
import './react-geo.css';

import {
} from '@terrestris/react-geo';

const layer = new OlLayerTile({
  source: new OlSourceOsm()

const center = [ 788453.4890155146, 6573085.729161344 ];

const map = new OlMap({
  view: new OlView({
    center: center,
    zoom: 16,
  layers: [layer]

function App() {
  return (
    <div className="App"><MapComponentmap={map}

export default App;

More examples at:

Pricing: Free using OpenStreetMap, built with OpenLayers, which can be used with OpenStreetMap-project and commercial products such as Bing Maps or Google Maps

In conclusion, the choice of a map library depends on the specific requirements and objectives of your project. Whether you prioritize ease of use, customization options, or advanced geospatial functionalities, the top five map libraries highlighted above offer a diverse range of solutions to suit your needs.

Stay tuned to our tech blog for more insights and updates on the latest trends in software development and technology. Happy mapping!

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