Public Geodata

Maps in the 21st century

Other Map Services

Travelling made easy

Modern technologies have facilitated travelling in many ways. Whereas people had to grapple with unhandy maps in the past to find their way in foreign parts they nowadays can fall back upon GPS systems that tell them the way. This comes in handy especially for people who travel by other means than by car. If [...]

Bing Maps

Bing Maps, developed by the Microsoft Corporation, offers an alternative map viewing platform to Google Maps. The main difference is with the look and feel of the interface. The two main view types are Ordinance Survey maps and Birds Eye View. The Ordinance Survey maps are integrated together very smoothly offering much detail, geographical relief [...]

Map Quest

MapQuest, is an American online web mapping service which is free to use and owned by AOL. The company was founded in 1967 as Cartographic Services, a division of R.R. Donnelley & Sons. They became one of the largest map producers in the US for many years. Donnelley started making maps using computers in the [...]


OpenStreetMap, founded in 2004 by Steve Coast, is a platform which provides a free editable map of the world. Over 320,000 contributors help create maps and correct existing data using local knowledge and aerial images such as those used in Bing Maps. OpenStreetMap provides online map editing tools for uploading to OpenStreetMap’s database, where users [...]



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