@sproid@bob On the rare occasions when i *have* to use google maps, it is because I want to see the satellite imagery layer underneath the map. Open Streetmap doesn't have the resources to acquire sat. imagery. Google simply bought a sat. image company.
@gemlog Is my understanding that OsmAnd app has a plug-in that you can pay a subscription for live maps including satellite view. Also the app Vespucci for editing openstreetmap have a satellite view in the settings with Bing aerial imagery and USGS Imagery. @bob