options 2.5D Map Provider

 

map25-pref-map-provider-2017-07

 

Pro & Cons

Every map provider has some pro and cons.

 

Open Science Map

 Pro

 Con

Contains tiles from the whole world

Can be very slow but this is not always the case

Free downloads

Tiles are aged

 

Website: http://opensciencemap.org

 

 

Mapzen Vector Tiles

 Pro

 Con

Is fast

50'000 free tiles per month (July 2017)

When map is tilt then a lot of tiles will be downloaded !

Tiles are up to date

 

Contains tiles from the whole world

 

 

Website:  https://mapzen.com/projects/vector-tiles/

This server requires an API key which can be requested from https://mapzen.com/documentation/overview/api-keys/

 

 

My Own Tile Server

 Pro

 Con

Free downloads :-)

Zoomlevel 1-7 will display the whole world

Zoomlevel 8-20 will display only the installed tiles

Tiles are (can be) up to date

Performance depends on your hardware

 

Needs a huge amount of disk space

 

How to build an own tile server is described here https://github.com/tilezen/vector-datasource/wiki/Mapzen-Vector-Tile-Service

Vector tile data can be used from https://download.geofabrik.de/

 

 

 

 

 

 

This page is updated for version 17.7