How to move your Maps Marker Pro mapping project to more community-based, free services like OpenStreetMap basemap and open geocoding:


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At Maps Marker Pro, we believe in the power of openness and its social, political and economic value. That’s why we built our technology in a way that gives you control over your own data and the freedom to choose the basemap and geocoding providers that best fit your needs. We picked OpenStreetMap (OSM) as the default basemap that’s ready to use, because we believe that these benefits make it the best choice for your mapping project:

  • Driven by a passionate community all around the world
    The community of OpenStreetMap is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Its contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more. (To learn more about the community, see the user diaries, community blogs, and the OSM Foundation website.)
  • OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge
    Contributors use aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM is accurate and up to date. There are many awesome projects that empower the local community to map their neighborhoods and contribute, so you’re likely to find rare gems of mapping knowledge in OSM that bigger companies would lack.
  • Its Open Data is free to use for everyone
    OpenStreetMap’s data is open, meaning it’s free to use for any purpose. You can use it for your project without any costs whatsoever, you just have to credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. (See their Copyright and License page for details.)

Guide for existing Maps Marker Pro users, using Google services

New Google terms of services will come into effect on June 11th 2018 – please see our FAQ on Google ToS changes on how this affects you as a Maps Marker Pro user.

If you decided to opt-in to use Google basemaps in the past you can seamlessly move your Maps Marker Pro mapping project to more community-based, free services like OpenStreetMap basemaps.

The following tutorial are based on Maps Marker Pro up to v4.12.

How to switch your existing basemaps (to Open Street Map)

1. Login to your WordPress site with an admin acount

2. Navigate to Maps Marker Pro / Tools:

3. Navigate to “Maps and Markers” / “Batch Update Layers” and select at least OpenStreetMap by clicking “add basemap” button, select “Apply settings to all maps” and click on “save”

Done – now all your maps use OpenStreetMap as basemap.

How to switch your geocoding provider

See for a list of current geocoding providers for Maps Marker Pro

Updated on 19 August 2023