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OpenStreetMap

The free editable map of the whole world

What is OpenStreetMap?

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
OpenStreetMap is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenStreetMap?

Companies
71 companies reportedly use OpenStreetMap in their tech stacks, including Apple, Trafi, and Foursquare.

Developers
143 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap Integrations

Pros of OpenStreetMap
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Simple
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Free
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Open-Source
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Open-Data
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React/ RNative integration
Decisions about OpenStreetMap

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenStreetMap in their tech stack.

Which will give a better map (better view, markers options, info window) in an Android OS app?

Leaflet with Mapbox or Leaflet with OpenStreetMap?

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Blog Posts

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OpenStreetMap's Features

  • Emphasizes local knowledge
  • Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date
  • Built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data

OpenStreetMap Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenStreetMap?
Google Maps
Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
Mapbox
We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
OpenLayers
An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
Leaflet
Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
ArcGIS
It is a geographic information system for working with maps and geographic information. It is used for creating and using maps, compiling geographic data, analyzing mapped information, sharing and much more.
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OpenStreetMap's Followers
364 developers follow OpenStreetMap to keep up with related blogs and decisions.