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Open Source Google Earth Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Google Earth is OpenStreetMap. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to Google Earth and 16 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Google Earth are OsmAnd, Organic Maps, Marble and NASA World Wind.

Google Earth alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Weather Forecast Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Earth.
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  1. OpenStreetMap is a project aimed squarely at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. It is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people like you.

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    Most users think OpenStreetMap is a great alternative to Google Earth.
    hasanyildiz

    Very well is job. Excellent.

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    It's a google maps alternative. Google Earth is 3d and this is 2d.

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    zokris

    OSM is a repository of maps. Although it is excellent, it is not a software and doesn't have many of the 3D functionalities Google Earth has.

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    It is open source, advance, and free.

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  2. OsmAnd is a map and navigation application with access to the free, worldwide, and high-quality OpenStreetMap data.

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    Most users think OsmAnd is a great alternative to Google Earth.
    JoPatate

    Every thing you need to organize bike trip, light and powerfull app.

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  3. Organic Maps is an Android & iOS offline maps app for travelers, tourists, hikers, and cyclists based on top of crowd-sourced OpenStreetMap data and curated with love by MAPS.ME founders.

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    Marble

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • PortableApps.com

    Marble is a Virtual Globe and World Atlas that you can use to learn more about Earth: You can pan and zoom around and you can look up places and roads. A mouse click on a place label will provide the respective Wikipedia article.

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    Most users think Marble is a great alternative to Google Earth.
    Douze

    it also features an offline world map in the form of a globe, with many different layers available, with old age maps and such.

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    It shows maps of Earth and the sky, also with 3D rendition of our planet.

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    NASA World Wind

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
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    • Linux

    World Wind lets you zoom from satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 3D, just as if you were really there.

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    Most users think NASA World Wind is a great alternative to Google Earth.

    This is a developer tool rather than an application that can be used "out of the box", like Google Earth.

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    Transportr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android

    Transportr is the public transport companion that respects your privacy and your freedom. Transportr is a non-profit app developed by people around the world to make using public transport as easy as possible wherever you are.

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    KStars

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • KDE

    KStars is a Desktop Planetarium for KDE. It provides an accurate graphical simulation of the night sky, from any location on Earth, at any date and time.

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    whitephoenixus

    It’s a planetarium program, not a maps or atlas program.

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    Modest Maps

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • Linux

    Modest Maps is a small, extensible, and free library for designers and developers who want to use interactive maps in their own projects. It provides a core set of features in a tight, clean package with plenty of hooks for additional functionality.

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    Roby718

    this is a library, not an application

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    TransforMap

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    TransforMap works towards an online platform for you to visualize the myriads of alternatives to the dominant economic thinking on a single mapping system.

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    GMap.NET

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile

    GMap.NET is great and Powerful, Free, cross platform, open source .NET control. Enable use routing, geocoding, directions and maps from Google, Yahoo!, Bing, OpenStreetMap, ArcGIS, Pergo, SigPac, Yandex, Mapy.cz, Maps.lt, iKarte.

    Discontinued

    No updates for years, CodePlex shut down after July 1st, 2021.

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