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T18: OpenStreetMap

Wikidata logo. Wikidata item Q936: OpenStreetMapfreely editable world geographic database
IRC channel
instance of
  • online database
  • geographical database
  • digital map
  • free software
  • online community
founded by
  • Steve Coast
  • 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
  • +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
  • Property type 'commonsMedia' not supported yet.
owned by
  • OpenStreetMap Foundation
  • OpenStreetMap
  • OSM
Alexa rank
  • +6338
  • +6938
  • United Kingdom
  • collaborative mapping
SPARQL endpoint
  • Steve Coast
programming language
  • JavaScript
  • Ruby
user manual URL
  • OpenStreetMap contributors
language of work or name
  • British English
  • ground truth
used by
  • Overpass Turbo
  • Sophox
  • iD
  • JOSM
  • Nominatim
  • Vespucci
  • Wikimedia Maps
  • Name Suggestion Index
  • Potlatch
  • Mapbox
  • Apple Maps
  • Facebook
  • StreetComplete
member count
  • +5578939
award received
  • FSF Free Software Award for Projects of Social Benefit
  • 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
readable file format
  • OpenStreetMap Binary map data
  • OpenStreetMap O5m data
  • OpenStreetMap O5c data
  • Merkaartor Document
writable file format
  • OpenStreetMap Binary map data
  • OpenStreetMap O5m data
  • OpenStreetMap O5c data
product or material produced
  • geographic information
  • open content
official forum

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: 002136214 — NKCR AUT ID: pna2017938689 — 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: 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

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    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:


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    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.

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  9. 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.

  10. 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!