online collaborative project creating a world geographic database

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people from the entire world.

OpenStreetMap's logo featuring a magnifier focused on geographical information.
OSM homepage
Type of site
Collaborative mapping
Available inUI: 93 languages[1]
Map data: native language of respective settlement
OwnerOpenStreetMap Community. Project support by OpenStreetMap Foundation[2]
Created bySteve Coast (User page in OSM)
RegistrationRequired for contributors, not required for viewing
Launched9 August 2004; 19 years ago (2004-08-09)[4]
Current statusActive (click to see in detail)
Content license
Steve Coast, 2009

People make the maps using data from a GPS device and pictures from airplaces. Map vector information can be downloaded under the Open Database License,[5] and the map pictures can be downloaded under the Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

Sources change

  1. " Github".
  2. "FAQ". OpenStreetMap Wiki. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. "OpenStreetMap stats report". OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap Foundation. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  4. "OpenStreetMap Wiki - History of OpenStreetMap".
  5. RWeait (12 September 2012). "OpenStreetMap data license is ODbL v1.0". OSM Foundation. Retrieved 5 November 2012.

Other websites change

  Media related to OpenStreetMap at Wikimedia Commons