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Migrating from Google Maps JavaScript API to ArcGIS API for JavaScript

Many Google Maps JavaScript API developers are migrating to the ArcGIS API for JavaScript. Here is why.

The ArcGIS API for JavaScript is a state of the art web mapping API with powerful developer tools for exploring data and creating visualizations in both 2D and 3D, widgets for building compelling user experiences, and client-side processing for creating interactive apps using the latest browser technology.

To get started, sign up for an ArcGIS Developer Subscription and do a lot for free:

  • Use of all of Esri's APIs and SDKs for web, native, and mobile platforms
  • 1,000,000 basemaps and geosearch transactions per month
  • Credits towards generating routes
  • Unlimited non-revenue generating apps
  • Unlimited users
  • Access to a wide selection of rich content and services hosted in ArcGIS Online
  • Style basemaps and manage your map content
  • Host, query and analyze geographic content

Get started migrating

See the following blogs on how you can start migrating your apps:

More Resources

There are a variety of resources for learning about the ArcGIS API for JavaScript, and maximizing your productivity when building your web apps: