Comparison of web map services

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Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
License Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary ODbL Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary
Availability
Full extra functionality Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, UK, United States. Andorra, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vatican City[1] United States All More than 180 navigable countries Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA[2] Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Turkey
Limited extra functionality Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Gibraltar, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia (Moscow only), San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey (Istanbul only) Bahamas, Cayman Islands, China, Macao SAR, Malta, Virgin Islands[1] No limited functionality Voice guided navigation for both pedestrians and drivers for 74 countries in 46 different languages Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam[2]
Directory listings Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Japan, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Taiwan, the UK, and the United States Global None Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam[2] None
Officially supported web browsers IE7+, Firefox 2.0.0.8+, Safari 3+, Mozilla 1.7+, Opera 8.02+, Google Chrome 1+ IE7+, Firefox 3.6+, Safari 5+, Google Chrome, Mobile Browsers (Internet Explorer, Apple iPhone, Google Android, Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry Browser) IE6+, Firefox 2+, Safari 3+ IE7+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+ IE7+, Mozilla Firefox 3.5+, Google Chrome 4+, Safari 4+ None, application-dependent Internet Explorer 9+, Firefox 2.0.0.8+, Mozilla 1.7+, Opera 8.02+, Google Chrome 1+[3]
Officially supported interface languages Amharic, Arabic, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (China and Taiwan), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, English (UK), Filipino, Finnish, French, French (Canada), German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kannada, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam, Marathi, Moldovian, Norwegian, Oriya, Persian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil and Portugal), Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian (Serbia and Montenegro), Sindhi, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish[4] 117 languages[5] Dansk, Deutsch, Dutch, English, French, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish 50+ website translations, unlimited map languages 30 including English, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese[6] English, Russian, Ukrainian, Turkish
Viewing interface
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Degrees of motion Vertical, horizontal, depth, rotation (beta), 360 panoramic (Street View), 3D mode (Google Earth JavaScript) Vertical, horizontal, depth, 360 panoramic (Streetside), 3D mode (tilt, pan, rotate) Vertical, horizontal, depth Vertical, horizontal, depth Vertical, horizontal, depth (zoom), Tilt (3D), rotate 360 degrees Vertical, horizontal, depth, rotate 360 degrees, 3D Vertical, horizontal, depth, rotation (mobile version), 360 panoramic, 3D mode
Map zoom 22 (more levels available through parameter) 19-22 (depending on which map control is used)[7] 17 19 18 Unknown (vector-based) 19
Mouse scroll wheel map zoom Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[8] Yes
Direct mouse interface (draggable, etc.) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic search results based on dragging on the map Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Keyboard shortcuts Yes Yes No Yes Yes - routing with directions No No
Map types 6: map with traffic data (separate transit and bicycle view), satellite with traffic data (3D LiDar for certain places not present in most places), hybrid 9: road, satellite, hybrid, bird's eye, traffic, 3D, London street map, ordnance survey map, venue map 3: road, satellite, traffic 5: standard map, transport map, cycle map, humanitarian 7: map view, satellite, terrain, 3D, traffic, public transportation, heat map, map creator, explore places, community[9] 3: standard, hybrid, satellite; all include a traffic data layer 5: standard, hybrid, satellite, traffic, 3D
3D mode Yes (with plugin), limited to certain areas Yes (Windows 8/10) No Yes, third-party[10] Yes, limited to certain areas Yes, limited to certain areas Yes (mobile version)
3D landmarks Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
Weather No No Yes, third-party[11] Yes Yes No
Backend JSON JSON, XML, JavaScript, .NET XML Java, JavaScript
Backend providers Google Microsoft Openstreetmap Foundation. Paid for by various individuals and companies. Nokia/Navteq Apple Yandex
Data
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Age of map imagery Updated daily Updated monthly Updated live 1–2 years Updated monthly
Age of satellite imagery 1–3 years 1–3 years 1–4 years No 1–3 years 1–3 years 1–4 years
Map data providers MAPIT, Tele Atlas, DigitalGlobe, MDA Federal, user contributions NAVTEQ, Intermap, Pictometry International, NASA, Blom, Ordnance Survey, SK Planet http://www.bing.com/maps/Help/en-us/About.htm TomTom, OpenStreetMap, and others User contributions, open data and data donations Navteq TomTom, and others user contributions, NAVTEQ and others[12]
Directory data providers Google+, ThomsonLocal.com Live Local Listings, Yellow Pages, NAVTEQ, Yelp (ratings and reviews), TripAdvisor (ratings and reviews) Infogroup (contact info, hours, and description), Yelp (ratings, reviews, and "Good to Know") OpenStreetMap Nominatim, GeoNames Navteq Yelp (ratings and reviews), others Yandex.Directory
Searching
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Location Post code, street name, town, neighborhood, city, long./lat. Post code, street name, town, neighborhood, city, landmark, administrative district, long./lat. Post code, street name, town, state, Zip+4 Post code, street name, town, neighborhood/suburb, state/region, city, country, Zip+4, long./lat. Post code, street name, town, neighborhood/suburb, state/region, city, country, long./lat. Post code, street name, town, neighborhood/suburb, state/region, city, country, Zip+4, long./lat. Post code, street name, town, neighborhood, city, long./lat.
Entity Business, places of interest, airport codes Airport code, businesses, collections, directories, landmarks, postal codes Business, places of interest All possibility, no restriction Business, places of interest, landmarks, airport codes Business, places of interest Business, places of interest
User created Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
Levels of filtering 1 0 0 0 0 0
Directions
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Directions Yes Yes Yes Yes[13] Yes – by car, foot, public transport Yes Yes
Reverse directions Yes Yes Yes Yes, third-party[14] Yes Yes Yes
Public transport integration Yes Yes (30 countries)[15] Yes Yes, third-party[16] Yes in more than 1000 cities worldwide[17] Yes limited to certain areas Yes
Walking directions Yes (beta) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Wheelchair directions No No No Yes, third-party[18] No No No
Bicycle directions Yes (beta) No Yes Yes No No No
Multiple destinations Yes Yes Yes Yes, third-party[19] Yes No Yes
Send to device Yes, via email Yes, via email and Cortana (feature coming in Windows 10 anniversary update) Yes, via email, SMS, Car, GPS, Facebook No Yes, via synchronization Yes, from Mac OS X to iOS only Yes, via email
Live traffic information Yes Yes (35 countries)[20] Yes Yes, partial in a third-party[21] Yes Yes Yes
Historic traffic Yes No No No Yes No Yes
Personalization
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Set home location Yes Yes Yes Yes, if registered Yes Yes Yes
Save maps Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Printing
Print option Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Scale to print No No No No No No Yes
Crop to print Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Notes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes
Retains overlays? Matched searches, directions Matches searches, directions, collections No Marker Favourites, directions No Favourites, directions
Collaboration / embedding
Create hyperlink Yes Yes Yes Yes, both permalink and shortlink Yes No Yes
Send hyperlink to email Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Embed HTML Iframe link Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Application integration Google Earth, BMW Assist, Tesla Navigation Windows 8/10, Windows Phone 7/8/10, Microsoft Office (Access, Outlook, Excel – Power View, Power Maps, Power BI), Microsoft SQL Reporting Services, Microsoft Dynamic CRM, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Cortana, Bing Weather, Microsoft Research WorldWide Telescope, AutoCad, ESRI ArcGIS Apple Maps, MapQuest, Foursquare, Craigslist, Apple iPhoto, Wikipedia, World Bank Mercedes-Benz in-car system, Alpine in-car system CarPlay In Car System[22], Yandex.Navigator, Yandex.Trafic, Yandex.Transport, Yandex.Schedules
API available Yes Yes - Javascript, WPF, .NET (C#, VB), C++, Windows 8/10, WP 7/8, REST Yes Yes Yes - developer.here.com Yes - developer.apple.com/reference/mapkit Yes
Other http://microsoft.com/maps

Blog http://blogs.bing.com/maps

Wordpress plugin / open search
Shareable maps Yes Yes Via Email, Facebook, Twitter No Yes Yes No No
Readily available overlays Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes
Advertising
Feature Google Maps Bing Maps MapQuest OpenStreetMap Here Apple Maps Yandex Maps
Business advertising Yes Yes - Microsoft consumer apps, not in B2B apps or APIs No No Yes No No
Mobile
Mobile-specific website Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[23] No, application dependent Yes
Mobile-specific application Yes Yes Yes Yes - OsmAnd and STAPPZ[24] for Android Yes, for Nokia mobile phones and iOS and Android Yes Yes
Contact integration Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes
Voice integration Yes, via Android Maps app, upcoming feature for full web mode Yes No Yes, with OsmAnd Yes Yes Yes
GPS integration Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Directions Yes Yes Yes - with OsmAnd Yes Yes Yes
Turn-by-turn navigation Yes, if on Android Yes - Windows 10 Yes Yes, with OsmAnd Yes Yes Yes, if on mobile version
Interactive maps Yes Yes Yes Yes, in custom implementations e.g. via STAPPZ[24] for Android Yes Yes Yes
Types of map Map, satellite, terrain, street Road, satellite, hybrid, bird's eye, traffic, 3D, London street map, ordnance survey map, venue map Map, satellite Map, terrain, satellite (exclusive to editing) Map, satellite, terrain, 3D with plugin, 3D without plugin for compatible browsers, night mode Map, satellite, terrain, hybrid, flyover, 3D Map, satellite, hybrid, 3D
Cell-based location Yes Yes Unknown Unknown Yes Yes Yes
Wi-fi location Yes Yes Unknown Yes Yes Yes Yes
Supported languages 54[25] 117[5] 4

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c "iOS 9 Feature Availability – Apple (UK)". apple.com. 
  3. ^ https://yandex.ua/support/maps/concept/map-displaying.html?lang=ru
  4. ^ "Mapping in your language". google.com. 
  5. ^ a b "Language Support". microsoft.com. Microsoft. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-04. Retrieved 2013-08-03. 
  7. ^ "Bing Maps Tile System". microsoft.com. Microsoft. 
  8. ^ "OS X – Overview – Apple". Apple. 
  9. ^ "Nokia – Nokia". Nokia. 
  10. ^ There are several 3D map providers, like F4 Group and OSM Buildings.
  11. ^ There is one
  12. ^ https://yandex.ru/legal/maps_termsofuse/
  13. ^ There are also several online routers available, like OSRM, GraphHopper or Cloudmade. Archived 2012-05-24 at Archive.is
  14. ^ There are several, like OSRM, YOURS and MapQuest.
  15. ^ "Bing Maps Transit Coverage". microsoft.com. Microsoft. 
  16. ^ ÖPNV Karte Archived April 11, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ "Get transit directions in more than 1,000 cities with HERE Maps". HERE 360. 
  18. ^ "Rollstuhl-Routing". rollstuhlrouting.de. 
  19. ^ "Route XL". 
  20. ^ "Bing Maps Traffic Coverage". microsoft.com. Microsoft. 
  21. ^ Only Open Route Service and only in NRW and Bavaria
  22. ^ https://yandex.ru/blog/company/avtomobili-s-yandeksom-na-bortu
  23. ^ [1]
  24. ^ a b Iunera GmbH & Co. KG. "STAPPZ Real-Time Travel Guides – Android Apps on Google Play". google.com. 
  25. ^ "FAQ". Google Developers. 18 February 2016.