Use Open Street Map to display maps on your website
- By roxanacx
- On 12/04/2019
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Maps are very useful on the Internet. They allow us to identify sale points, how to get somewhere and how made take a road trip and so much more. There are many solutions available, with not doubt, Open Street Map is the most complete and customizable available solution. It's a good alternative since Google Maps became payable in July 2018.
Incorporate Open Street Map
As the Google Maps API is payable since July 16, 2018, it was important for us to offer to the emyspot users a free option to display maps on their websites. You may have seen the new widget pictogram for OPEN STREET MAP.
The Google Maps widget still available. To continue with it you will have to specify your own API key in oder to display the free map on your site. Once you have exceeded the quota of free displays you will automaticly switch to the paid version.
We invite you to read the following posts about Google maps API changes:
- Google Maps API: Payment charges for third-party applications.
- Attention Google map users get your API Key now!
Open Street Map proyect
Thanks to countless contributions over the past years, Open Street Map (OSM) now has a very rich database and can locate many points of interest on the maps. There are different backgrounds, that users will be able to choose according to their needs and the data collected.
Use uMap and create your own maps
Here below you will find an example:
This type of maps are an original idea for a travel blog or to locate a company in the world. Go to https://umap.openstreetmap.fr/en/ to create your own custom map. You can easily incorporate it into your website with a little HTML code.