Daylight is a complete distribution of global, open map data that’s freely available with support from community and professional mapmakers. We combine the work of global contributors to projects like OpenStreetMap with quality and consistency checks from Daylight mapping partners to create a free, stable, and easy-to-use street-scale global map.
Daylight makes these commitment to our users:
🛎 For a machine-readable source of updates use
feed.xml, an Atom-formatted feed of Daylight releases.
planet-v0.4.osm.pbf– Complete Daylight v0.4 in OSM PBF format
ms-ml-buildings-v0.4.osc.bz2– Microsoft Building Footprints addition to Daylight v0.4
daylight-v0.4-coastline-land-polygons.tgz– Coastline land polygons for Daylight v0.4
Facebook is pleased to support the Daylight Map Distribution, map data that meets the quality standards of our wide-ranging products. At Facebook, we use maps, including OpenStreetMap (OSM), to let our users find and connect with friends, businesses, groups and much more.
OSM, the open source wiki map, has a substantial global footprint of map data built and maintained by a dedicated community of global mappers. This makes OSM a natural choice for Facebook as we continue to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together.
OSM and other open map data are complex data products. Every day, OSM receives millions of contributions from the community. Some of these contributions may have intentional and unintentional edits that are incompatible with our use cases. Our mapping teams work to scrub these contributions for consistency and quality. In the course of this work, we also build additional tools and technologies on top of OSM to increase mapping speed, and more importantly, drive a higher level of detail, quality and accuracy on the map.
We’ve always developed our OSM-related tools with the hope that our approach to keeping maps current and accurate for our own use cases may also benefit others in the open map data community. That’s why we’re excited to share the Daylight Map Distribution!
If you have any questions about this data distribution, we have created a #daylightdistro_feedback Slack channel in OSM US. Members of the team will be there periodically to answer questions. You can also email the team at email@example.com.
Learn more about the technology behind our process from our engineering team:
If you’ve benefited from OpenStreetMap data in your work, consider joining the OSM Foundation as a voting member to help steer the future of this global open data project.