freely editable world geographic database

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

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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)
Alexa rankIncrease 6,214 (As of April 2019)[3]
RegistrationRequired for contributors, not required for viewing
Launched9 August 2004; 16 years ago (2004-08-09)[5]
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,[6] and the map pictures can be downloaded under Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

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


  1. " Github".
  2. "FAQ". OpenStreetMap Wiki. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
  3. " Traffic, Demographics and Competitors - Alexa". Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  4. "OpenStreetMap stats report". OpenStreetMap. OpenStreetMap Foundation. Retrieved 16 April 2019.
  5. "OpenStreetMap Wiki - History of OpenStreetMap".
  6. 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