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Today GoBlog got the option to configure your own map tile server. So not only standard OpenStreetMap is possible, but also Stamen Toner for example. Fits much better to my blog aesthetics, right? (See the map page.)

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Organic Maps

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There is a new option for mobile offline maps: Organic Maps. This app is based on the source code of maps.me, before the acquisition last year.

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City Roads

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The attached picture is a visualization of the streets in my home town. I generated this picture with the website “city roads”. This site has been around for a while, but a link post from Julio Biason reminded me to share the link as well. With this site it is possible to display only the streets of a city or surroundings on a plain background.

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Here WeGo, my favorite Google Maps alternative

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Here WeGo is my favorite alternative to Google Maps. I know it would be better to support Open Street Maps, but Here WeGo (formerly Nokia Maps) also offers great navigation functionality and real-time traffic information. It also seems to be relatively privacy friendly. With the app you can also download maps for offline use. Here Technologies is majority-owned by a consortium of German automotive companies (Wikipedia), so I hope they make sure that there maps have a great quality and so far (I use this service since 2015) my assumption has been confirmed.

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