I'm using Leaflet for the maps of my website. So far I was using maps of Mapbox (they're cool), but they obviously charge for them for website with 100,000+ maps per month.

I'm trying to find a provider of tiles which no charge for their tiles. Initially, I do it with OpenCycleMap, and substituted

https://{s}.tiles.mapbox.com/v3/{id}/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

with

http://{s}.tile.opencyclemap.org/cycle/{z}/{x}/{y}.png

Two questions:

1) Does OpenCycleMap provide free tiles with no restriction of maps per month?

2) Does anybody know any other free provider?

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    Please ask only one question per Question. – Vince Sep 6 '15 at 20:47
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    You could just host your own, but you would also have to style them yourself, which might not be as comfortable as using an online editor, such as Mapbox. – BritishSteel Sep 6 '15 at 21:17
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    About the licence, why not to follow the links from opencyclemap.org to thunderforest.com/terms and contact the owner of the service? – user30184 Sep 6 '15 at 21:32

You can simply use Leaflet Provider extension to pickup the tile works the best for your project.

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    ... or see wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tiles for more OSM based tile sources. But ALWAYS pay attention to each server terms of use ... don't break them by looting bandwith to much. – stephan75 Sep 8 '15 at 17:28

As pointed out by user30184, if you are using OpenCycleMap in an environment where the number of tiles you are requesting might be an issue, please check out the terms and conditions of the provider.

The pricing schedule is publically available. Given the combination of no-self-hosting and the requirement for a non-free plan for a variation on the existing styles ("tweaked"), I think we can say that there is no site that offers what you've asked for (free tiles without restriction on maps-per-month, or other free provider).

There are other styles that you can self-host, or you could create your own.

  • Thank you very much. I should've googled "opencyclemap pricing" before asking any question. I'll double-check the pricing plans of the tile providers to take a decision. – Hookstark Sep 7 '15 at 8:08

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