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Is there a free alternative to Google Maps? Thing is, i need right down to city level

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Marc K

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Hi all

I know that Google Maps CAN be used but their rules are fairly rigid and i need to adapt the maps which they dont like. I have looked for days but have come up short on a free to use alternative that offers almost the same zoom level as GMaps.

Can anyone suggest? In short, i need to take screenshots at various zoom levels and then i will use them to create zoom in animation from space to almost street level.

Thanks for you help..


Hans van der Maarel

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There's OpenStreetMaps, but I find their rules to be fairly rigid too, still, it may be worth a shot.
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If you want satellite imagery it depends on your country. For the US try the USGS seamless server:


For other countries it may be more difficult.

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