On OpenStreetMap's main site (like here), there are 6 different layer options to choose from (like Standard, Transport Map, Cycle OSM, etc): enter image description here

However, on OSM's wiki on Tile Servers, not all of these layers are available! For example Transport layer is not available.

Doesn't OSM website itself use a tile server to fetch the tiles corresponding to its supported tiles? Where can I find the tile servers for all of these featured layers?

  • On the wiki, how many rows are you seeing in the "Base maps" table? I see 35, with the Thunderforest Transport map in 17th place. The latest revision was on 19 January 2021, so it's not that someone added those base maps in the past few hours.
    – Cowirrie
    Commented Feb 11, 2022 at 23:02
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    @Dondragmer Yes, but I only checked green columns. Didn't see the comment column that was suggesting it has a free offering but needs registration. Also its sample image didn't look like what that layer looks on the original openweathermap website for my selected city. Commented Feb 12, 2022 at 6:44

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You can simply use your browser's web developer tools to see which URL is behind which layer. Most layers are served from a different tile server. Currently these are:

  • Standard: tile.openstreetmap.org/
  • CyclOSM: tile-cyclosm.openstreetmap.fr/cyclosm/
  • Cycle Map: tile.thunderforest.com/cycle/
  • Transport Map: tile.thunderforest.com/transport/
  • ÖPNVKarte: tileserver.memomaps.de/tilegen/
  • Humanitarian: openstreetmap.fr/hot/

The Tiles wiki page is just an example list of tile servers. It can be edited by anybody, so feel free to add the Transport layer to this list.


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