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Free Google Maps Alternatives

The best free alternative to Google Maps is OpenStreetMap, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Google Maps and loads of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Google Maps are OsmAnd, MAPS.ME, HERE WeGo and Waze.

Google Maps alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Travel Planners. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Google Maps.
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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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    mr_darker

    Good open source maps project. A bit outdated compared to google in terms of images, but still amazing and it can only improve as it gains popularity. Operates like Wikipedia. Go ahead and help map out your neighborhood block! Or create an app that uses the vast amount of data, free of charge.

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    1000 times faster, map much much clearer, shops, restaurants and post offices are indicated as well as door numbers; no surveillance like google, open source.

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    intp

    A great technology, but not comparable in terms of features

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    It is more accurate than google many times.

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    somegirlfromit

    This is a database used by various projects (including Google Maps), not an application in and of itself.

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    gee3107

    This doest not offer direction using public transit

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    It is open source and has a very active community

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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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    very powerful options, many maps, tons of addons

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    InsaneFromEarth

    Offline GPS on your phone, useful when you're lost or want to know your location

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    Pivert

    It has 10x more features, 10x more use case including biking, walking, skiing, still excellent coverage for cars, with low to no cost and better privacy policy.

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    danuthaiduc

    It's free, has an open-source version on F-Droid, and does not require data while navigating.

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    it free and even works offline - so no data tracking

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    Effective offline navigation - something Google Maps is rather weak on.

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  3. MAPS.ME offers the quickest offline maps of all the countries of the world. Travel with full confidence: wherever you are, MAPS.ME addresses all your offline mapping needs.

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    RemovedUser

    Good alternative to Google Maps on mobile while based on OpenStreetMap. Allow more fine grained access to data usage and give feedback during data consumption. Routing works relatively well.

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    it is more accurate than Google maps, especially for walking navigation.

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    Astatine69420

    it might be open source but the app has lots of tracking.

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    zokris

    Fluent, responsive and the app design is very good. These features are sometimes lacking in other free/open-source map apps.

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    Easy to use, good routing, accurate. But you have to download the maps.

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    HERE WeGo

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    Explore the world in glorious 3D with HERE Maps. Discover new places, collect your favourite places, plan the perfect journey, and sync it all with your mobile phones.

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    mayankchoudhary

    The option to have offline maps that don't expire is a plus.

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    heyardo

    It feels familiar to Google Maps but simplified! It seems to be trustworthy and private.

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    automotive-grade maps that can be downloaded and used offline.

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    It shows many places of interest. Even some that google miss. Its great for offline. It has a more beautiful voice than google.

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  5. Waze is a social GPS navigation app that allows drivers to build and use live maps & real-time traffic updates to improve their daily commute.

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    robertheadley

    Waze is a good alternative, but it is also owned by Google.

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    Real time up to date driver information.

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  6. 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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    zokris

    As fluent, responsive and convenient as MAPS.ME, but without the blatant privacy breaches of MAPS.ME.

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    It’s open source, community-based, and privacy-respecting.

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    This is a great no frills map. Let's you take maps offline and but still provides the ability to find local restaurants and other things you're used to.

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  7. Qwant Map, still in beta, is designed to be an alternative to Google Maps or HERE WeGo, based on OpenStreetMap.

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    the same tools, but it's respect your privacy!

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  8. Leaflet icon

    Leaflet

    • FreeOpen Source
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    • JavaScript

    Leaflet is a modern open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 28 KB of JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.

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    Most users think Leaflet is a great alternative to Google Maps.
  9. Find the best route to your destination even without an internet connection. Magic Earth uses OpenStreetMap data and a powerful search engine to offer you the optimal routes for driving, biking, hiking and public transportation.

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    Pepexl

    The routing service is comparable to Google Maps. It is a perfect companion as a navigation tool in the car.

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    Can be used offline forever without any limitations or restrictions.

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  10. Apple Maps is the best way to navigate and explore the world - all with your privacy protected.

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    It is only available on Apple OS. Google maps is OS independent.

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    Ola

    Its ok, maybe it doesn’t find all places but as a turn by turn navigation tool it’s fine.

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    kayvonkamyar

    It is cleaner and you can even submit places to it!

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