This listing on WeoGeo aims to allow for more efficient data access to the ever growing mapping project of OSM. With the customization tools provided, a user can spatially select and download a custom area-of-interest and request various file formats and datum/projections. For a quick-guide on getting data from this listing, visit the OSM Wiki page.
Date of Data: September, 3, 2014
Database Update Cycle: Monthly
"OpenStreetMap is dedicated to created and providing geographic data, such as street maps, worldwide, for free. Most maps considered "free" actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use. These restrictions hold back anyone from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways, and make every map a silo of data and effort. OSM's open license gives users the freedom to do more with map data, and helps data providers work in mutually beneficial ways."
The OSM listing on WeoGeo is organized in such a way that makes it intuitive for users who are already familiar with the OpenStreetMap project to quickly understand what is available as well as brand new users who may need some background information on what is displayed.
Looking for in-depth information about all of the layers available on this listing? Visit OSM's Map Features Wiki for a thorough guide to all the layers. For more information about the make up of the data itself, refer to the Elements Wiki to read about Nodes, Ways, and Relations.
A great thing about OpenStreetMap (and other open datasources) is the fact that the data can be used for practically anything with appropriate attribution. Need roads and building footprints for an architecture project? Perhaps airports, tourist destinations, and local amenities such as restaurants for a vacation app. OSM offers a wide range of common features that will help in your next mapping project!
There are various ways that you can contribute to the continually growing project. Visit donate.openstreetmap.org to support their current campaign or start adding to the map! Editing is now easier than ever with the release of the new in-browser editor iD.
© OpenStreetMap contributors
OpenStreetMap is open data, licensed under the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). The cartography in the map tiles is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license (CC-BY-SA).
Navigation and preview map
Geocoding and Gazetteer
Navigation map generation
Navigation map base data
Navigation map base data