Posted On: Mar 8, 2023

AWS announces the general availability of the Open Data Maps feature for Amazon Location Service. Open Data Maps is a new data provider option for the Maps feature based on 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 commercial data provider options from Esri, HERE, and GrabMaps, Open Data Maps now gives developers more choices to integrate maps into their applications, enabling them to leverage OSM’s flexible licensing terms and continuously improving data quality.

With Open Data Maps, developers can easily integrate OSM-based map tiles into their web or mobile applications and overlay information on top, with four professionally designed map styles to support use cases such as logistics, delivery, and data visualization. Developers can rely on the availability, low latency, security, and reliability of Amazon Location Open Data Maps, without the need to set up and operate specialized OSM tools. In addition, developers no longer need to be concerned with the freshness of their location data as Amazon Location refreshes the data on a regular basis.

Open Data Maps is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Europe (Frankfurt), Europe (Ireland), Europe (Stockholm), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Canada (Central), Europe (London), and South America (São Paulo). To learn more, see Amazon Location Open Data Maps