Map service
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Free, online editable map of the world

Basic info

OpenStreetMap is a map app. The app is a non commercial alternative to Google Maps and Maps. OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project which enables users to contribute to a free, online, editable map of the world. OpenStreetMap currently has more than 1.6 million registered users who contribute by collecting data through manual surveys, GPS devices, aerial photography and other free sources.


Tool type: Map service
Ease of use: Easy, there are different applications build on top of OpenStreetMap.
Open source: Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0
Encryption: No
Benefits: OpenStreetMaps offers map serivces that do not profit from aggregating, mining or selling your data. It collects less location data than other map services. The maps are less politically and economically biased and provide everyone the option to become part of the community and contribute to it.
Independently audited: "None that we know of"
Cost: Free of charge
Languages: German, English, French and Japanese
Compatibility: Works with various applications on computers, mobile devices and hardware that access map data on OpenStreetMap.
Developed by: OpenStreetMap Foundation
Version as of this writing: Not Applicable
Website: OpenStreetMap

Last updated: 08 March 2016

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