OpenStreetMap

freely editable world geographic database

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

OpenStreetMap
Openstreetmap logo.svg
OpenStreetMap's logo featuring a magnifier focused on geographical information.
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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)
URLopenstreetmap.org
CommercialNo
RegistrationRequired for contributors, not required for viewing
Users5,340,790[3]
Launched9 August 2004; 18 years ago (2004-08-09)[4]
Current statusActive (click to see in detail)
Content license
ODbL
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.

SourcesEdit

  1. "OpenStreetMap.org 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 websitesEdit

  Media related to OpenStreetMap at Wikimedia Commons