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Open Source Waze Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Waze is OsmAnd. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Waze and 11 is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Waze are Organic Maps, MAPS, Transportr and Acastus Photon.

Waze alternatives are mainly Map Services but may also be GPS Navigation Services or Travel Guides. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Waze.
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  1. OsmAnd icon

    OsmAnd

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • OpenStreetMap
    • F-Droid
    • Kindle Fire
    101 alternatives to OsmAnd 

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

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    1.  Works OfflineOsmAnd can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  Points of Interest (POI)OsmAnd shows you specific point locations of interest like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
    3.  CyclingUse OsmAnd to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
    4.  Text to SpeechOsmAnd allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    5.  Turn-by-turn NavigationOsmAnd gives you up-to-date detailed directions at each step of a selected route.
    6.  Privacy focusedOsmAnd is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    7.  Voice NavigationGet traffic alerts and route updates by voice in OsmAnd
    8.  Nearby SearchOsmAnd lets you search for places, services or people within a specified area.
    9.  Dark ModeOsmAnd supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    OsmAnd vs Waze opinions
    Most users think OsmAnd is a great alternative to Waze.
    XanderLeaDaren

    It’s an Open Source alternative and offers offline navigation, too.

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    Guest

    The focus on user privacy is nice, but OSM is missing a lot of addresses and streets that Waze and Maps have, even in big cities.

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    Guest

    Missing the community features of Waze

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  2. Organic Maps icon

    Organic Maps

    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • HUAWEI AppGallery
    • iPad
    • F-Droid
    • FLATHUB
    • Linux
    78 alternatives to Organic Maps 

    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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    1.  Works OfflineOrganic Maps can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    2.  No TrackingOrganic Maps will not track you or use your personal data.
    3.  Privacy focusedOrganic Maps is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    4.  CyclingUse Organic Maps to plan, discover, track or share your bike rides.
    5.  Dark ModeOrganic Maps supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    6.  Turn-by-turn NavigationOrganic Maps gives you up-to-date detailed directions at each step of a selected route.
    7.  Ad-freeOrganic Maps doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    8.  Nearby SearchOrganic Maps lets you search for places, services or people within a specified area.
    9.  Route PlanningPlan and optimize your route with Organic Maps to avoid traffic and save time.
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    Hermann

    there are no live traffic related features at present in the app.

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    MAPS

    64 alternatives to MAPS 

    OpenStreetMap offline maps with track recording and custom bookmarks .kml path. Based on MAPS.ME project. Removed ads and binaries (peace and freedom)

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    Transportr

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • F-Droid
    58 alternatives to Transportr 

    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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    Acastus Photon

    • Android
    11 alternatives to Acastus Photon 

    A private, free and open source replacement for Google Maps and other geocoding services that relies on Photon, which you can run on your own server. It uses the Photon API to fetch results to your phone, allowing you to search for places in...

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    NavIT

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60
    • Android Tablet
    60 alternatives to NavIT 

    Navit is an open source car navigation software for Linux, Windows systems and portable devices.

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    1.  Points of Interest (POI)NavIT shows you specific point locations of interest like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
    2.  Text to SpeechNavIT allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    GMaps WV

    • Android
    • F-Droid
    141 alternatives to GMaps WV 

    This is a restricted WebView wrapper for accessing the web version of Google Maps. Intended for use when OpenStreetMap isn't enough.

     GMaps WV has no features, suggest some!
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    Pure Maps

    • Sailfish OS
    • Linux Mobile
    • Ubuntu Touch
    30 alternatives to Pure Maps 

    Pure Maps is a full-featured map and navigation application allowing you to explore maps, search for addresses and points of interest, as well as assist with navigation.

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    1.  Turn-by-turn NavigationPure Maps gives you up-to-date detailed directions at each step of a selected route.
    2.  Points of Interest (POI)Pure Maps shows you specific point locations of interest like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
    3.  Dark ModePure Maps supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Nearby SearchPure Maps lets you search for places, services or people within a specified area.
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    RMaps

    44 alternatives to RMaps 

    RMaps is the navigation tool. You can use RMaps like online map viewer for some popular maps. And like offline map viewer for your own maps created on the PC.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 0.9.4, released in June 2013, can be still downloaded from the official website.

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    gvSIG

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    49 alternatives to gvSIG 

    gvSIG is a free open-source GIS project, characterized by a user-friendly interface, and capable of quickly accessing the most usual raster and vector formats. In the same view it includes local as well as remote data through a WMS, WCS or WFS.

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    1.  Points of Interest (POI)gvSIG shows you specific point locations of interest like restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc.
    Discontinued

    The app is no longer updated. Last version, 1.2.3, released in March 2011, can be still downloaded from Google Play Store.

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