AWS launches "Open Data Maps"

AWS is extending Amazon Location Service, their range of geospatial products, with “Open Data Maps”. It offers four base maps developers can use as background maps in their applications: A light and dark standard map, plus a light and dark monochrome design as a background for data visualisations. The maps were designed by Stamen and are mainly based on OpenStreetMap data via Daylight.

Open Data Maps will be a serious option for organisations with high usage, which serve more than 200,000 tiles each month. The pricing for map tiles is quite competitive and lower than that of similar products from Mapbox or MapTiler.

Number of tiles served AWS Mapbox MapTiler
100,000 $3.50 $0.00 $0.00
200,000 $7.00 $0.00 $25.00
300,000 $10.50 $25.00 $25.00
500,000 $17.50 $75.00 $25.00
1,000,000 $35.00 $200.00 $75.00