next2heaven — 2012-02-07T21:02:07-05:00 — #1
Anyone seen any service or ability to have a map service like Google Maps but that look more like Apple's Maps they use for books (example: http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4082/4760782351_0133f91089_z.jpg)? I'd like to use something more stylised than the typical Google maps.
sdleihssirhc — 2012-02-07T22:06:39-05:00 — #2
(This probably won't be a whole lot of help.)
OpenStreetMap is "a free editable map of the whole world." I've never used it myself, but (supposedly) you only get data from them; no tiles or images.
So maybe one of the tile providers has a style you prefer.
Or, if you're feeling particularly creative, you could even make the tiles yourself.
alford — 2012-03-10T10:57:55-05:00 — #3
You can use the google maps API, but serve up a different tile set than the standard google ones. You could either make the tiles yourself based on openstreetmap data or get them from a provider. Since you want something more stylized you might have to do the job yourself.
next2heaven — 2012-03-10T11:05:53-05:00 — #4