Street-level imagery services

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Geolocated images can be displayed on top of OpenStreetMap, as well as be used for photo mapping if the license permits it. Online photos may also be linked from OSM via photo linking.


With photosphere support

Name May be used for OSM mapping Imagery license Uploading app license Viewing app license Backend license iD overlay [a 1] Link from OSM
KartaView yes CC-BY-SA Proprietary Proprietary yes kartaview=*
Mapillary yes CC-BY-SA [a 2] Proprietary yes mapillary=*
Bing Streetside partial[a 3] Proprietary users cannot upload Proprietary yes[a 4] bubbleid=*
OpenTrailView yes CC-BY 4.0 with OSM clause GPLv3 GPLv3 GPLv3 no image=*
GeoVisio[a 5] yes various[a 6] MIT MIT MIT no panoramax=*
Wikimedia Commons depends on image license various free licenses Apache 2.0 Apache 2.0 GPLv2+ no wikimedia_commons=*
Mapilio yes[a 7] CC-BY-SA MIT partial[a 8] Proprietary yes image=*
Apple Look Around no Proprietary users cannot upload Proprietary Proprietary N/A N/A
Google Street View no Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary Proprietary N/A N/A


  1. Whether iD supports the service as a photo overlay (which can be enabled under Map Data).
  2. Mobile apps proprietary, command line uploader is BSD-2
  3. "As an additional source of corroborating ground truth within OpenStreetMap editing environments" as detailed in Bing Maps#Streetside imagery
  4. However, the overlay is currently not functional. See GitHub issue #9230 for more information.
  5. The successor of OpenTrailView
  6. CC-BY-SA-4.0, etalab-2.0
  7. [1][2]
  8. iD fork in progress[3], web & mobile apps proprietary[4]

Other geotagged image hosting services

While these services do not support 360-degree panoramas, they do support geotagged photos.

Red x.svg To do: Are you allowed to use images from these services for photo mapping?


Name Imagery license Uploading app license Viewing app license Backend license Link from OSM
Flickr some free web app, API & SDK available web app, API & SDK available Proprietary flickr=*
CycleStreets Photomap some free GPLv3, API GPLv3, API Proprietary cyclestreets_id=*
Geograph CC-BY-SA 2.0 web-based API Proprietary image=*
OLMap CC0 MIT MIT MIT image=*
en:DeviantArt some free web based API Proprietary image=*
en:Pixabay[b 1] almost free[b 2] web based API Proprietary image=*
en:Unsplash almost free[b 3] web based API & multiple SDK Proprietary image=*
Indafotó[b 4] some free web based web based Proprietary image=*
Google Image Search some free N/A web based Proprietary image=*
Bing Image Search some free[8] N/A web based Proprietary image=*
Metager Image Search some free[9] N/A web based Proprietary image=*
Ecosia Image Search some free N/A web based Proprietary image=*
Swisscows Image Search some free N/A web based Proprietary image=*
OpenVerse most free[10] N/A web based Proprietary image=*


  1. Also indexed by Mojeek
  2. Not completely free, but good enough according to relevant aspects[5][6]
  3. Not completely free, but good enough according to relevant aspects[7]
  4. Can't search by license and images don't seem to be georeferenced

Discontinued

  • OpenStreetPhoto: defunct
  • 500px: free licensing removed
  • Panoramio: defunct, imported only a small subset manually
  • Picasa: defunct, mostly imported to Wikimedia Commons
  • MapPIN'on OSM: it is functional to this day, but no new feeds or photos have been added since about 2010

See also