OpenStreetMap or OSM is the free and editable online map of the whole world. Offering a free street level map of the world, OpenStreetMap created by an ever-growing community of map lovers.
OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project. The geodata underlying the map is considered the primary output of the project. The creation and growth of OSM have been motivated by restrictions on the use or availability of map data across much of the world and the advent of inexpensive portable satellite navigation devices.
The data from OpenStreetMap may be used in various ways, including the production of paper maps and electronic maps (similar to Google Maps, Bing Maps, or MapQuest, for example), geocoding of address, and place names, and route planning.
Many users of GPS-based devices use the OpenStreetMap data to replace the built-in map data on their devices. OSM data has been favorably compared with proprietary data sources, although in back in 2009, data quality varied across the world.
Get OpenStreetMap Driving Directions
Thanks to a large number of OSM contributors, in 2015, OpenStreetMap added a route planning (driving directions) functionality to the map on its official website. This routing service uses external services in the background like OSRM, GraphHopper, and MapQuest. Route planning may be adjusted for considering traffic volume, car-driving, walking, cycling needs.