What is OpenStreetMap?
Who uses OpenStreetMap?
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenStreetMap in their tech stack.
We need some advice about the map services provider. We are a mobility app that just launched 5 months ago in Tunisia offering P2P carpooling. We are currently using Google Maps API for maps (Places API, Geocoding API, Directions API & Distance Matrix API). Thus, we received expensive bills from Google Cloud following the number of requests we are using. We are looking forward to reduce the number of requests in general because we can't afford these large bills at this stage, knowing that they are going to increase proportionally to the active users of the app. We tried to optimize multiple times but it isn't enough. We are searching for optimization advice or ideas on how we use the APIs, or other map providers (like OpenStreetMap or similar) that offers free or cheaper options than Google Maps, without lacking quality of information (we are in Tunisia and we have to choose options that have enough data about Tunisia). Thanks!
Which will give a better map (better view, markers options, info window) in an Android OS app?
Leaflet with Mapbox or Leaflet with OpenStreetMap?
- 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