About EOX::Maps

EOX::Maps are our contribution to open data by offering global maps.

Try out the interactive demo at the top of this page. We are actively working on making it nicer, faster, more stable, …, simply more awesome. The demo service is provided as is without any guarantee. Content and availability may change without notice although we try hard to keep this to a minimum.

Do you want to use our maps as part of your application? Just feel free to use them. We just ask for a link back to EOX::Maps as well as appropriate attribution as done in the lower right corner of the demo map including the respective links e.g. Terrain { Data © OpenStreetMap contributors and others, Rendering © EOX }.

Following special conditions are granted for the OpenStreetMap project: "We, EOX IT Services GmbH, explicitly allow use of Sentinel-2 cloudless 2020, Sentinel-2 cloudless 2019, Sentinel-2 cloudless 2018, and Sentinel-2 cloudless 2016 layers as background imagery for the purpose of manually deriving geometries to be included in OpenStreetMap in non-commercial OpenStreetMap editing applications. Attribution as described at https://s2maps.eu/#license must be provided in a suitable OpenStreetMap changeset tag. EOX IT Services GmbH offers the layers as-is and as-available and makes no warranties of any kind concerning source or derived data. EOX IT Services GmbH does not claim any rights in data created under this provision."

You are interested in a custom map? You need a map in your custom projection? You need an offline map for your app or internal network? Just get in touch with us, we gladly offer our professional support.

You want to be mentioned as showcase? You have suggestions to make our maps more awesome?

In any case, we'd love to hear from you .

EOX::Maps Showcases

Interactive demo EOX

The interactive demo at the top of this page offers the various background maps selectable at the top right of the map.

Apart from the motivation to create beautiful maps one of the main drivers is to split background from overlay layers to enable embedding data properly in between. The reason is that both background and overlay provide spatial context in different ways. The background (e.g. Terrain Light) provides an idea of land usage and topography while the overlay adds labels and line features like borders or streets to provide more detailed information. Depending on the background map one of two overlays can be enabled. Over the Terrain map a dark version is used whereas a bright version for better visibility can be enabled over the marble background maps.

VirES for Swarm EOX service for European Space Agency

The virtual research platform VirES for Swarm uses EOX::Maps to show Earth's magnetic field as observed by satellite in 3D.

Sentinel-2 cloudless

An (almost) cloudless Sentinel-2 map of the world, crafted by EOX and made available for free.

Sentinel-2 cloudless

European Space Agency European Space Agency

EOX::Maps are provided as a dedicated services to the European Space Agency (ESA) and used in several applications like the Copernicus Open Access Hub or the Copernicus Sentinel App.

The Copernicus Open Access Hub uses EOX' background and overlay maps in its central map display to put search results of Earth Observation data in spatial context.

Click on the image below to access the Copernicus Open Access Hub.

ESA Copernicus Open Access Hub

The Copernicus Sentinel App is a gateway to knowing the Copernicus Sentinel satellites. It lets users track the satellites in real-time, discover their key elements, read the latest news and learn more about their products.

Copernicus Sentinel App icon

Download the Copernicus Sentinel App for iOS

Download the Copernicus Sentinel App for Android

Copernicus Sentinel App on tablet

Copernicus Sentinel App on phone

European Environment Agency European Environment Agency

EOX hosts a demo of an INSPIRE download service for the EU-DEM dataset of the European Environment Agency (EEA).

EOX::Maps are used in its central map display to define spatial subsets for downloading the original data.

Click on the image below for a demo.



The following datasets are used to generate EOX::Maps. Note that most of these datasets are Open Data. The layers for which the dataset is used are indicated in brackets.

The rendering is © EOX [Terrain Light, Terrain, OpenStreetMap, Overlay] and MapServer [OpenStreetMap, Overlay].


Do you have any questions? Do you need more information? Feel free to contact us anytime.

EOX IT Services GmbH
Thurngasse 8/4
1090 Wien


Heavy load

Ever increasing interest in our free service results in heavy loads. We put measures in place to equally distribute the available resources. However, we had to start applying rate limiting. This is why you might end up getting HTTP errors and redirects to this page.

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