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Desktop editors

Browser editors

Mobile editors


Getting Data

It is possible to Download map data from the OpenStreetMap dataset in a number of ways.

Download extract



API v0.6 - (currently used, as of April 2009).An Editing API for fetching and saving raw geodata from/to the OpenStreetMap database — this is the entry page for the documentation. If you just want to embed a map into a webpage, you don't want this API. Use a Web Map Framework instead.

OverPass API

The Overpass API (or OSM3S) is a read-only API that serves up custom selected parts of the OSM map data. It acts as a database over the web: the client sends a query to the API and gets back the data set that corresponds to the query. Unlike the main API, which is optimized for editing, Overpass API is optimized for data consumers that need a few elements within a glimpse or up to roughly 100 million elements in some minutes, both selected by search criteria like e.g. location, type of objects, tag properties, proximity, or combinations of them.

XAPI (Extended API)

The OSM Extended API (or xapi, pronounced zappy) is a read-only API protocol, based on a modified version of the OSM main API, that provides enhanced search and querying capabilities.


Humanitarian OSM Team

Tasking Manager

The Tasking Manager divides geographic regions into small squares, allowing you to map a small square with specific instructions of what to map.

HOT Guide

Mailing list


Mumble is an open source text/voice communication program which functions similar to IRC. Connect to the HOT server at on the standard mumble port of 64738.

HOT Membership Code

HOT chats

Meetings that occur every other week to discuss what is going on with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. These are open to anyone who is interested.



Open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.   Web > Geomatique


- Current V2 - V3 in beta - an open-source implementation of a "Slippy Map" interface. - JavaScript library released under the BSD license   Geomatique > Web


Mapstraction is a Javascript library that provides a single, common interface for a wide variety of Javascript map APIs. It’s designed to enable a developer to switch from one maps API to another as smoothly and as quickly as possible.




Open Source relational database. Since API v0.6 it is used for the main central OSM database running on Servers/smaug. Can handle large datasets. The PostGIS extension allows the use geographic extensions



A local Database Management System that has a Geo Extension called SpatiaLite, too. Cause it has no complex DBMS and structures, it will fail on bigger data extracs. - Single File - Autonomous- Better for individul use



OSMCouch is storing Planet.osm data in CouchDB with GeoCouch extension. GeoJSON data can be retrieved for any use case or viewed with OpenLayers, extended with POI tools software.



To transform raw OSM data

Tile Servers


Serves maps to clients, e.g. through a WMS server. You can drop a shapefile in a dir and it will get displayed on the map served by mapserver.


Tile Drawer

A free, quick-start, out-of-the-box renderer and server using the standard OSM toolchain for Amazon EC2


Provides a platform for software developers to build geo-enabled applications


A system to serve raster tiles for example to use within a slippy map



State Of The Map

The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual conference of OpenStreetMap. Organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation it has been held each year since 2007. There have also been any other regional and local conferences named "State of the Map"

State of the Map - Europe

- Annual- Started in 2011 Prochaine a Karlsruhe 13/15 Juin 2014

State of the Map - US

- Annual

State Of The Map - France

OSM Foundation

Working Groups


Anyone can join the Foundation through the foundation website for £15.



OSM-based Services



Biking, geocaching, hiking, sport





Accessibility for persons with disabilities

Live/real-time edits to OSM data

Quality Assurance

Social Networks

Topological data Structure


A node is one of the core elements in the OpenStreetMap data model. It consists of a single point in space defined by its latitude, longitude and node id.


A way is an ordered list of nodes which normally also has at least one tag or is included within a Relation. A way can have between 2 and 2,000 nodes, although it's possible that faulty ways with zero or a single node exist. A way can be open or closed. A closed way is one whose last node on the way is also the first on that way. A closed way may be interpreted either as a closed polyline, or an area, or both.


A relation is one of the core data elements that consists of one or more tags and also an ordered list of one or more nodes and/or ways as members which is used to define logical or geographic relationships between other elements. A member of a relation can optionally have a role which describe the part that a particular feature plays within a relation.


An area (or filled polygon) can be defined as an enclosed filled area defined as a closed way with appropriate associated tags or using a relation:multipolygon creating an area from one of more ways.


A Tag consists of 'Key' and a 'Value'. Each tag describes a specific feature of a data element (nodes, ways and relations) or changesets. Both the key and value are free format text fields. In practice, however, there are agreed conventions of how tags are used for most common purposes.



Mailing lists


The main OpenStreetMap channel is irc:// #osm (Port:6667)


Learning Ressources

Learn OSM

English Learning Guide


Maptime SF is a weekly map hack night hosted at Stamen Design.The maptime site, github repository and wiki host tutorials, project plans, digital map tool kit etc.


Online routers

Online & offline

Offline routers


The process of rendering a map generally means taking raw geospatial data and making a visual map from it.


An open source toolkit for rendering maps. Among other things, it is used to render the five main Slippy Map layers on the OpenStreetMap website


A rule-based rendering tool for generating SVG images of OSM data. Note that Osmarender has not been actively maintained since March 2012 and was discontinued as a main Slippy Map layer on around that time.


Desktop application which renders maps in real time using OSM and other sources of data.



Other tools

OSM on Paper

Thanks to all © OpenStreetMap contributors. Information mostly gathered from the wiki ( and conversations at the SOTM-France 2014