OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is an open-source alternative to Google Maps, providing similar information culled from the user base. It has a few layer options and is aesthetically designed. Working with OpenStreetMap to create your own maps requires some more technical abilities than Google Maps does, but you can read up about contributing to the project, and how¬†to work with the available¬†GIS data on OpenStreetMap Wiki. Mapbox provides a short tutorial for using OpenStreetMap, and you can also use PostGIS to work with OpenStreetMap’s available databases.

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