This workshop will cover
- What OpenStreetMap is
- Ways to use OpenStreetMap
- How to contribute to OpenStreetMap
What is OpenStreetMap
This part consists of a tour of the basic functionality
offered at openstreetmap.org
How can you use OpenStreetMap
You may have already used OpenStreetMap
An OpenStreetMap Map
One option is the map on OpenStreetMap.org
Other applications like OSMAND provide offline maps for Android,
and iOS devices
is a dataset
To change what you see, you need to edit the underlying data.
To change the data, you need to use an editor.
There are several editors, this workshop covers iD and JOSM.
Editing OpenStreetMap requires an account.
If you have an OpenID account (Google, Yahoo and Wordpress all
provide this feature), you can use this for authentication.
At this point, you should have:
- An OpenStreetMap account
- The ability to add buildings to the map with JOSM
If not, the following resources might help:
Another popular editor is JOSM, it is an extensible editor for OpenStreetMap.
It is more complicated than iD, and does not work from a web
However, JOSM can be faster to use than iD, and has more
capabilities (mutiple data layers, filters, ...).
If you are using
or probably other other free software operating systems, you should
just be able to install JOSM using their package manager.
For other operating systems, including (Microsoft Windows, and Mac
OS X), see the
You hold the copyright for the data which you add to OpenStreetMap.
OpenStreetMap is licenced under the
Open Database License (ODbL) Summary
Database License (ODbL).
You are free:
- To Share the database
- To Create works from the database
- To Adapt the database
As long as you:
- Attribute any public use of the database.
- Share-Alike, you must offer derived works and adapted
databases under the ODbL.
- Keep open, you must distribute the database without