OpenStreetMap Alternatives

    OpenStreetMap is described as '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' and is a well-known website in the Travel & Location category. There are more than 50 alternatives to OpenStreetMap, not only websites but also apps for a variety of platforms, including Android, iPhone, iPad and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Google Maps, which is free. Other great sites and apps similar to OpenStreetMap are Google Earth (Free Personal), OsmAnd (Freemium, Open Source), Waze (Free) and MAPS.ME (Free).

    This page was last updated Oct 1, 2021

    1. Google Maps is a basic web mapping service application and technology provided by Google. It offers street maps, a route planner for traveling by foot, car, or public transport and an urban business locator for numerous countries around the world.
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      Most users think Google Maps is a great alternative to OpenStreetMap.
      Both are a combination of map database and map rendering, with the ability to use crowd sourced data, although they use different approaches to moderating the crowd sourced data.
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      Google Earth lets you fly anywhere on Earth to view satellite imagery, maps, terrain, 3D buildings, from galaxies in outer space to the canyons of the ocean. You can explore rich geographical content, save your toured places, and share with others.
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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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      Almost everyone thinks OsmAnd is a great alternative to OpenStreetMap.
    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    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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      2GIS provides 3D-maps of 180+ cities, contacts of 1.5 million companies, car routing and public transport routes and and more! 2GIS is a complete and up-to-date directory of organizations with detailed cities’ maps.
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    8. Maps gives you turn-by-turn spoken directions, interactive 3D views, and Flyover. All in a vector-based interface that scales and zooms with ease.
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