What is OpenStreetMap?

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
OpenStreetMap is a tool in the Mapping APIs category of a tech stack.

Who uses OpenStreetMap?

51 companies reportedly use OpenStreetMap in their tech stacks, including Apple, Foursquare, and Weroom.

75 developers on StackShare have stated that they use OpenStreetMap.

OpenStreetMap Integrations

Why developers like OpenStreetMap?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use OpenStreetMap
Top Reasons
OpenStreetMap Reviews

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose OpenStreetMap in their tech stack.

Google Maps

I use OpenStreetMap because that has a strong community. It takes some time to catch up with Google Maps, but OpenStreetMap will become great solution.

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Fabio Fraga Machado
Fabio Fraga Machado

I use OpenStreetMap because i have the control of the environment, using Docker containers or bare-metal servers.

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OpenStreetMap's Features

  • Local Knowledge
  • Community Driven
  • Open Data
  • Legal

OpenStreetMap Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to OpenStreetMap?
Google Maps
Create rich applications and stunning visualisations of your data, leveraging the comprehensiveness, accuracy, and usability of Google Maps and a modern web platform that scales as you grow.
We make it possible to pin travel spots on Pinterest, find restaurants on Foursquare, and visualize data on GitHub.
Leaflet is an open source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps. It is developed by Vladimir Agafonkin of MapBox with a team of dedicated contributors. Weighing just about 30 KB of gzipped JS code, it has all the features most developers ever need for online maps.
An opensource javascript library to load, display and render maps from multiple sources on web pages.
Java Persistence API
It is a Java application programming interface specification that describes the management of relational data in applications using Java Platform, Standard Edition and Java Platform, Enterprise Edition.It provides a POJO persistence model for object-relational mapping.
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OpenStreetMap's Stats

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OpenStreetMap's Followers
109 developers follow OpenStreetMap to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Attawut Nardkulpat
Himansu Sekhar
Daniel Bogdoll
Mustafa Temur
Alexander Karelas
Mohit Sethi