Antwerp, Belgium

Mapy.cz – digital traditional hiking map of the whole World

Jakub Zmrzlik

Mapy.cz - most popular map portal and mobile phone app in Czech Republic and Slovakia with users over whole Europe visualizes OpenStreetMap data for whole World (except territory of Czech Republic). Main goal is to offer users map in a map key that they have been using for many years in paper form. In a map you can find all infrastructure and suprastructure for outdoor tourism – for hiking, cycling or winter tourism. App and map portal is for free. Map contains interactive points from OpenStreetMap with photos from users and Wikimedia Commons, texts from Wikipedia and additional information from Wikidata, which make map a comprehensive lexicon about our Earth.

We would like to introduce map portal and app mapy.cz, features used in portal and app, focusing on use of OpenStreetMap data and other open data such as Wikipedia and Wikidata. We will describe process of creating and updating maps and data and mention feedback from milions of mapy.cz users, which can improve OpenStreetMap data as well.

We will introduce you also our CSR activity – tactile maps as part of mapy.cz, which give blind people opportunity to read and navigate maps by touch. Worldwide and free. Built on OpenStreetMaps data.