OpenStreetMap WMS

This service presents the data of the OpenStreetMap-Project in a clear and simple way.

The WMS is rendered with the help of GeoServer and is cached and accelerated with the help of MapProxy. The service is updated weekly and covers the whole world. Central europe gets cached up to zoomlevel 20, which corresponds to a scale of 1:25.000. All request which go lower this scale will be served on demand. These on-the-fly served tiles will still be saved in the cache, so that reoccuring request to the same area will have quick response times.

Our service is available in color and grayscale. We use the same mapscales like OpenStreetMap does, but we also added some useful cartographic scales to the range of cached zoomlevels:

  • 1:1.000.000
  • 1:500.000
  • 1:250.000
  • 1:100.000
  • 1:50.000
  • 1:25.000

These additional scales deliver good and readable results for maps that use these typical scales. The following coordinate system are available for the service:

  • EPSG 4326 (WGS84)
  • EPSG 25832 (ETRS89 / UTM Zone 32N)
  • EPSG 31466 (DHDN / Gauss-Krüger Zone 2)
  • EPSG 31467 (DHDN / Gauss-Krüger Zone 3)
  • EPSG 31468 (DHDN / Gauss-Krüger Zone 4)
  • EPSG 3857 / EPSG 900913 (Google Mercator Projection)


Every week we produce and recalculate approx. 260GB of map data for you. Every day we deliver more than 22GB of map tiles. The import of the planetfile of OpenStreetMap, which currently is about 43GB, is done through Imposm3 and takes about 30 hours to complete.


As this service is based on the data of the OpenStreetMap-Project, you have to respect the corresponding copyright. If you use this service in your applications, make sure to include the copyright as stated here.


Demo (click for fullscreen):