I am looking for a source of maps that identifies lane-level streets (i.e. maps that encode all lanes of a street). Mapbox has recently released Mapbox Drive, but I could not figure out how to access these maps. I hope if anyone could assist on finding how to get access to these maps. Also, are there other resources that I can utilize to get lane-level details? I am aware that OpenStreetMaps encodes the number of lanes of a street, but does not have polylines for these lines.

  • Do you really need polylines for individual lanes?
    – scai
    Mar 1 '17 at 8:55
  • I believe yes, as this will be used for navigation. Mar 1 '17 at 9:35
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    What for? OSM has polylines for roads and keys for lanes and turn:lanes. This is sufficient for OSM-based routers to provide clear instructions which lanes to use while navigating. OsmAnd is a very good example for this.
    – scai
    Mar 1 '17 at 12:46
  • You are probably right, however, our application requires to know (with the help of a GPS) at which lane i am located. Mar 2 '17 at 4:44

No, you don't need lane-level details for navigation. Two decades of navigation software prove that.

If you read properly, Mapbox seems to derive "lane-level" detail automatically from "sensor data", so I guess this at least means using some source of (global?) car GPS travel data, next to possibly and undoubtedly very limitedly available 3D lidar road or photogrammetric scans.

So I doubt their source lane-level data is openly available, and certainly OpenStreetMap doesn't yet have lane-level detail on a global scale.

So your way to access this is ("but I could not figure out how to access these maps") is to get a payed subscription for their SDK...

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