an open source geocoder for openstreetmap data (by komoot)


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Photon Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to photon based on common topics and language

  • GitHub repo Graphhopper

    Open source routing engine for OpenStreetMap. Use it as Java library or server.

  • GitHub repo Nominatim

    Open Source search based on OpenStreetMap data

  • GitHub repo Openstreetmap

    The Rails application that powers OpenStreetMap

  • GitHub repo openmaptiles

    OpenMapTiles Vector Tile Schema Implementation

  • GitHub repo graphhopper-maps

    GraphHopper Maps UI 2.0 - a successor of our jquery-based maps web app. Feedback is very welcome.

  • GitHub repo Elasticsearch

    Free and Open, Distributed, RESTful Search Engine

  • GitHub repo Osmunda

    An offline geocode library for android, powered by SQLite, using osm data. 离线地理编码Android库,基于SQLite,使用开放街道地图数据。

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts. Hence, a higher number means a better photon alternative or higher similarity.


Posts where photon has been mentioned. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects - the last one was on 2021-06-10.
  • GraphHopper Routing Engine - Open Source Route Planning
    To fully self-host a route planner (e.g. a "Google Maps" equivalent) you need GraphHopper for the routing and two other parts: you also need some visualization aka "maps" (e.g. with OpenMapTiles) and you need the address search (e.g. with Photon).
  • Question about privacy with Waze vs GMaps | 2021-05-19
    There exists photon, but I don't know if it's used in any libre mapping app.
  • PSA: Use Acastus-Photon for better search for maps apps like OsmAnd
    Acastus-Photon is an Android app that allows you to search up any address or point of interest on OpenStreetMaps and open it in OsmAnd or any other maps app. It relies on photon as it's open-source backend server (provides elasticsearch for OSM), so you can either use a public instance or self-host. This allows you to have search functionality as powerful as Google Maps whilst being able to use solely open-source software instead.
  • OsmAnd~ address finding is terrible, copy and pasting lat and long is inconvenient, any alternatives that also respect your privacy? | 2021-03-21