I want to create a taxi app, analogous to Uber/Lyft, in my country (Kazakhstan). Now, I cannot solely rely on Google Maps, because they are not fully detailed in my area. Streets are missing, their names are missing, and some of the buildings are missing as well; and from my understanding, I cannot edit them into Google Maps.

My question- is it possible to use OpenStreetMap in order to fix my problem? I still have to use Google Maps for their navigation system, but I would love to somehow add/work-in the missing streets and buildings into my app as well.

I have read that Grab perhaps does a similar thing?

https://techcrunch.com/2018/12/19/grab-maps-osm-thailand-southeast-asia/

asked 19 Mar, 11:00

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I expect that trying to use OpenStreetMap data with Google Maps data will violate the licensing terms of one or both of them (but talk to your lawyer about this as I am not one). See the FAQ.

There are various projects and companies that use Openstreetmap data alone for navigation, in both mobile and web based applications.

See this page on the wiki for Android libraries for developers and this one for iOS. This page has more resources that may be useful for you.

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