What is a data provider? - Amazon Location Service

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What is a data provider?

Which Amazon Location services use data providers?

  • Maps – Amazon Location Service lets you choose styles from different map providers when creating a map resource. You can use map resources to build an interactive maps to visualize data.

  • Places – Amazon Location Service lets you select a data provider as the source for geocoding, reverse geocoding and searches. Place index resources enable you to select a data provider to support search queries for places through your AWS account.

Each provider gathers and curates their data using different means. They may also have varying expertise in different regions of the world. This section provides details about our data providers. You may select any data provider based on your preference.

Make sure you read the terms of conditions when using Amazon Location Service data providers. For more information, see https://aws.amazon.com/service-terms/. Also see the Data privacy section for more information about how Amazon Location protects your privacy.