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I get asked several times a week why it’s better to choose Mango over ArcGIS Online for web map publication, and here’s the short answer:

1. Making Maps is Quick, Simple and Enjoyable

Simplicity is our core design principle at Mango. We go to extraordinary lengths to make it child’s play to create engaging, fully featured interactive web maps. There’s no complicated jargon and no dependencies to server or desktop products. Just a simple intuitive interface that makes it easy to make a map like this in minutes:

2. You Don’t Need to be a GIS Expert or a Programmer

Our goal is to make web mapping accessible to all. That means you don’t need to know anything about GIS to understand how to use Mango. Moreover, the really cool tools and widgets are available to anyone who knows how to point and click with a mouse, absolutely no coding required, we promise!

3. We Have Labels!

For some bizarre reason that I’ve never been able to comprehend ArcGIS Online doesn’t have an easy way to add labels to a map. In Mango is takes just a single click:

Read more about Labels in the Mango manual

4. Easy to Understand Pricing

So in ArcGIS Online, if it costs 1 credit per 1,000 tiles generated and 2.4 credits per 10 MB of stored feature service per month, how much will my map cost? Your guess is as good as mine.

To work out what a Mango account will cost, you don’t need a scientific calculator, a crystal ball and a masters degree in applied mathematics – things are much simpler with Mango. Just choose from one of the five simple to understand plans listed here.

5. Easy to Pay, Easy to Cancel

Once you decide you want an account with Mango it’s as simple as filling in some credit card information and pressing go. Want to cancel your account? It’s a single button click.

For ArcGIS Online you will have to send an email to your local authorized Esri distributor and wait for a sales rep to call…

Give it a Try for Yourself!

Rather than have me tell you, it’s much easier for you to go and try for yourself! Sign up for a free, no obligation 30 day trial of Mango’s Enterprise plan.