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T18: OpenStreetMap

Wikidata logo. Wikidata item Q936: OpenStreetMapfreely editable world geographic database
IRC channel
instance of
  • online database
  • geographic information system
  • digital map
  • free software
  • open content
  • geographic information
  • online community
founded by
  • Steve Coast
operator
  • OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
copyright license
  • Open Database License
  • Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
logo image
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
Commons category
  • OpenStreetMap
official website
topic's main category
  • Category:OpenStreetMap
web feed URL
inception
  • +2004-07-01T00:00:00Z
source code repository
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.
Commons gallery
  • OpenStreetMap
software quality assurance
  • continuous integration
Stack Exchange tag
topic's main template
  • Template:Openstreetmap
  • Template:OpenStreetMap
  • Template:OSM relation
image
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
owned by
  • OpenStreetMap Foundation
hashtag
  • OpenStreetMap
  • OSM
Alexa rank
  • +6338
  • +6938
search formatter URL
  • https://www.openstreetmap.org/search?query=$1
country
  • United Kingdom
use
  • collaborative mapping
SPARQL endpoint
creator
  • Steve Coast
programming language
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
user manual URL
author
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
language of work or name
  • British English
uses
  • ground truth
used by
  • Overpass Turbo
  • Sophox
  • iD
  • JOSM
  • Nominatim
  • Vespucci
  • Wikimedia Maps
  • Name Suggestion Index
  • Potlatch
member count
  • +5578939
award received
  • FSF Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit
location
  • United Kingdom
short name
  • OSM
OpenStreetMap tag or key
  • Tag:map_source=OpenStreetMap
copyright holder
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
mailing list archive
social media followers
  • +73529
  • +56304
copyright status
  • copyrighted
service status information URL

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 — lib.reviews 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: 002136214 — NKCR AUT ID: pna2017938689 — Open Hub ID: osm — Telegram username: OpenStreetMapOrg — Zhihu topic ID: 19670122 — OmegaWiki Defined Meaning: 866319 — data.gouv.fr organisation ID: openstreetmap — French Vikidia ID: OpenStreetMap — WorldCat Identities ID: lccn-n2011027061 — RegiowikiAT ID: 15786 — Open Library subject ID: openstreetmap openstreetmap_(project) — GitHub topic: osm openstreetmap


  1. By Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

    Maps and digital data have played crucial roles in humanitarian aid eg. disaster response. Although it is of best interest to help local communities through generating data and features on the map, humanitarian actors and mappers should take note that we are not only mapping features (houses, roads, waterways, etc), but also mapping the land, oceans, and communities who live and are stewards of that space. With this webinar, we want to examine and discuss this balance (community digital information), decolonizing open data and open mapping, and representation and power in humanitarian mapping, among others.

  2. By J.D.B..

    Maps are wonderful - and I too learnt to read OS maps when at school and can spend hours looking at them and at my large atlas. Now, in Australia, there is nothing similar. But there is an alternative now, in particular to google maps in particular which of course are not designed for walkers - Open Street Maps. I've just attended a map making workshop/day out here in Perth, Western Australia and have learnt how to add landmarks of all kinds to the OSM map - where steps are, benches, names of buildings, ferry landings, even special trees - cafes and their opening hours, bus stops, and everything else that makes a walk interesting and manageable. It is a kind of citizen community service! Using OSM in other countries has been really useful too - for example it showed me a useful short cut that I could use in a small town in Bulgaria, a path leading up to the castle in Kars, Turkey that avoided a busy road, and so on. When i compare OSM maps with the google equivalent, there is a huge difference as the former do integrate up to date local knowledge. Like wikipedia, the maps are made by individuals but moderated and checked by editors. And constantly updated. You can download them, so there is no problem about being online to use them. It is great fun, being able to actually add things to a map for those of us who've always loved maps!

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    Lovely morning for heading into Perth for FOSS4G SotM! https://2020.foss4g-oceania.org/hubs/perth/

    I've not slept well, but my body thinks that that's perfectly normal for a conference because I'm usually completely jet-lagged. I hope they have some of those nice tanks of conference coffee!

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    It's a rainy Monday morning in Yallingup, but not so rainy that it's not wonderful walking along the coastal paths. I've been here a few times before but there are still bits left to map in OSM (even some named paths that can end up on waymarkedtrails; those always feel worth capturing). There's also a boardwalk and steps that I'd not noticed before, so I'll try to get them done. Mostly it's just nice exploring in the wind and the rain. Supposedly it'll clear in a day or so, so I shall enjoy it till then.

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    I worked on all the above features and a lot more behind-the-scenes cleanups, fixes and performance improvements in the last months. Now its time to let things rest a while and work on other projects. Sorry if I didn’t get around to your favourite feature. Keep the suggestions, ideas, and bug reports coming. It might take a while, but I intend to keep improving taginfo for the next 10 years, too.

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