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Thread: Alternate texture to Google Maps
Feb 7, 2012, 20:02 #1
Alternate texture to Google Maps
Anyone seen any service or ability to have a map service like Google Maps but that look more like Apple's Maps they use for books (example: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4082/4...33f91089_z.jpg)? I'd like to use something more stylised than the typical Google maps.
Feb 7, 2012, 21:06 #2
(This probably won't be a whole lot of help.)
OpenStreetMap is "a free editable map of the whole world." I've never used it myself, but (supposedly) you only get data from them; no tiles or images.
So maybe one of the tile providers has a style you prefer.
Or, if you're feeling particularly creative, you could even make the tiles yourself.I'm the web overlord for Graphic Business Systems
Mar 10, 2012, 09:57 #3
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You can use the google maps API, but serve up a different tile set than the standard google ones. You could either make the tiles yourself based on openstreetmap data or get them from a provider. Since you want something more stylized you might have to do the job yourself.
Mar 10, 2012, 10:05 #4
Cool. Thanks all.