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I've seen such sites in the past. I remember seeing one put together by Wm Lerer at a conference a couple years ago.

What I'm looking for is a map that demonstrates all (well, at least a lot) of the freely available basemaps (tilesets, web services, etc) that I could include in a mapping application (using OpenLayers, Leaflet, or whatever).

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    Via @oeon leaflet-providers looks like a good start. Nice demo – perrygeo Sep 17 '14 at 17:30
  • Thanks @perrygeo! That leaflet demo is exactly the type of thing I was looking for! – sfletche Sep 17 '14 at 17:38
  • @perrygeo, you should convert your comment to an "Answer" so that sfletche can accept your answer and close this question. – RyanDalton Sep 18 '14 at 15:10
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There is no organized catalog of XYZ tile servers per se. The closest thing is the leaflet-providers project which provides dozens of free basemaps. Code for integrating with leaflet is provided but it should be relatively easy to translate to OpenLayers or other mapping clients.

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You can find a list of free WMS and TMS services here:

http://josm.openstreetmap.de/wiki/Maps

Written to use in the JOSM editor, it should not be too difficult to get the essential information out of it for other software that offers WMS or TMS.

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Map Compare is the best

4 Maps sync'ed with many, many optional mapping tiles sources

example:

http://tools.geofabrik.de/mc/#15/49.0094/8.3902&num=4&mt0=mapnik&mt1=google-map&mt2=bing-map&mt3=mapnik-german enter image description here

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Expanding the list, some example from OpenLayers site (http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples):

Google maps

http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples/google-map.html?mode=raw

MapQuest

http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples/mapquest.html

OpenStreetMap

http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples/vector-osm.html

ESRI

http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples/xyz-esri.html

Bing

http://openlayers.org/en/v3.0.0/examples/bing-maps.html

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    Google Maps has restrictions, if you exceed a number of map views you will need to pay to use it. – clhenrick Sep 26 '14 at 14:35

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