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T18: OpenStreetMap

Wikidata logo. Wikidata item Q936: OpenStreetMaponline collaborative project creating a world geographic database
IRC channel URL
instance of
  • online community
  • crowdsourced project
  • community project
  • free software
  • open data project
  • registered service mark
  • economic sector
founded by
  • Steve Coast
  • OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
copyright license
  • Open Database License
Commons category
  • OpenStreetMap
official website
topic's main category
  • Category:OpenStreetMap
web feed URL
  • +2004-07-01T00:00:00Z
Wikidata property
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'wikibase-property' not supported yet.
Commons gallery
  • OpenStreetMap
Stack Exchange tag
topic's main template
  • Template:Openstreetmap
  • Template:OpenStreetMap
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
  • OpenStreetMap
  • OSM
Alexa rank
  • +6338
  • +6938
has use
  • collaborative mapping
SPARQL endpoint URL
  • Steve Coast
programmed in
  • JavaScript
user manual URL
language of work or name
  • multiple languages
  • ground truth
member count
  • +5578939
  • +8334242
  • +8785310
award received
  • FSF Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit
short name
  • OSM
OpenStreetMap tag or key
  • Tag:map_source=OpenStreetMap
mailing list archive URL
social media followers
  • +79766
  • +56304
  • +79025
  • +83310
copyright status
  • copyrighted
service status information URL
product or material produced or service provided
  • OpenStreetMap database
official forum URL
official blog URL
shortened URL formatter
said to be the same as
  • OpenStreetMap database
  • OpenStreetMap
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
contact page URL
location of formation
  • London
operating area
  • Earth
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
members have occupation
  • OpenStreetMap contributor
logo image
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
country of origin
  • United Kingdom
translation contribution URL

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Authority Control:
— Freebase ID: /m/08f_0k — Library of Congress authority ID: no2011015016 n2011027061 — VIAF ID: 184588430 284657753 — Twitter username: openstreetmap — Facebook ID: OpenStreetMap — GitHub username: openstreetmap — ID: openstreetmap — GND ID: 1067339671 1095266551 — Quora topic ID: OpenStreetMap — File Format Wiki page ID: Open_Street_Map — Datahub page: openstreetmap osm — subreddit: openstreetmap — Framalibre ID: openstreetmap — Bibliothèque nationale de France ID: 16993444v — National Library of Israel ID (old): 002136214 — NL CR AUT ID: pna2017938689 ph820630 — Open Hub ID: osm — Telegram username: OpenStreetMapOrg — Zhihu topic ID: 19670122 — OmegaWiki Defined Meaning: 866319 — organisation ID: openstreetmap — French Vikidia ID: OpenStreetMap — WorldCat Identities ID (superseded): lccn-n2011027061 — RegiowikiAT ID: 15786 — Open Library subject ID: openstreetmap openstreetmap_(project) — GitHub topic: osm openstreetmap — AlternativeTo software ID: openstreetmap — National Library of Israel J9U ID: 987007604921605171 — Canadiana Name Authority ID: ncf11837566 — IdRef ID: 259763276 — Mastodon address: — Discord server numeric ID: 413070382636072960 — LoC and MARC vocabularies ID: identifiers/opensm — U.S. trademark serial number: 85845881 — ScienceDirect topic ID: computer-science/open-street-map — Lemmy community ID: — ISNI: 0000 0001 1898 8924 — PLWABN ID: 9811332127605606

  1. It’s Tuesday morning after a long weekend and I’m back at my desk. It was a long long weekend for me, because I got to go to Rottnest on Thursday and Friday. Such a relaxing place! There is some great calmness in the small rolling grassy hills, and it feels amazing that one can be sitting on Vlamingh lookout within an hour of leaving home, and have a 360° view of that lovely little island.

    I’ve been trying to update the OSM map of Rottnest (as usual) and it’s getting closer and closer to some sort of ‘done’. Not that it ever will be of course, because things change, and the usual thing with OpenStreetMap is that the more you map the more you see needs to be mapped. But at least things like the walking trail relations are getting closer. There’s also some contention with some features: someone is adding features from 1941, and marking them as current. For example, way 1004828012 is an oval marked landuse=military, but that’s not correct. Actually, it could barely be called an oval any more (it’s a reasonably flat area of sand dunes now, mostly re-vegetated with grasses). I’ll keep reaching out to the editor and talking about the best way to sort it out.

    Rottnest is a great place to walk, and my new tracking map (which soon will have ten years of my walking on it) is slowly filling up with blue dots. I feel slightly silly for putting lots of coding effort into tracking myself while at the same time objecting strongly to Google’s products that want to do the same, but at least the philosophical stance makes sense to me and it is rather fun seeing the map. The indieweb ideal is that one owns one’s own data, and in my case that means I also own a bespoke and slightly wonky system of storing it.

  2. I’m never quite sure how to manage posting in different places. I sort of know the theory of posting here and then putting the same content elsewhere along with a backlink (or Posse, as it’s called), but so far it’s not feeling very natural. I think it might just be that I’ve not yet got a good design worked out for Twyne, but there’s definitely also a bit of fomo and wanting to be where other people are.

    Anyway, here’s a new post I made on my OSM user diary:


  3. FOSS4G Perth
  4. My new favourite filter in JOSM: (wikidata=*) or child(type:relation wikidata=*) (inverted). It finds everything that’s linked to Wikidata, to make it easy to find things that still need to be linked.