Posted On: Dec 15, 2022

Amazon Location Service adds a new data option to the Maps feature, Open Data, based on data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), a geospatial data source supported by a global community. Developers can now easily access reliable and up-to-date OSM data with no upfront investment or specialized geospatial knowledge. In addition to the high-quality data provider options from Esri and HERE, Open Data Maps now provides developers with more choices to integrate maps into their applications, enabling developers to leverage OSM’s flexible licensing terms and continuously improving data quality.  

With Amazon Location Open Data Maps, developers can easily integrate OSM-based maps into their web or mobile applications and overlay information on top. They can now rely on the availability, latency, security, and reliability of Amazon Location Open Data Maps. Developers no longer need to setup and operate specialized OSM tools that may not scale and perform reliably. In addition, developers no longer need to be concerned with the freshness of their applications as Amazon Location refreshes the data without developer intervention. 

Amazon Location Service is a location-based service that helps developers easily and securely add maps, points of interest, geocoding, routing, tracking, and geofencing to their applications without compromising on data quality, user privacy, or cost. With Amazon Location Service, you retain control of your location data, protecting your privacy and reducing enterprise security risks. Amazon Location Service provides a consistent API across high-quality location-based service data providers (Esri and HERE), as well as popular open data source OpenStreetMap, all managed through one AWS console.

Open Data Maps is available in preview in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo). To learn more, see Amazon Location Open Data Maps