OpenStreetMap Welcome Mat

Welcome Mat for OpenStreetMap community and Foundation. OpenStreetMap is the free and editable map of the world, created and maintained by a huge international community. Anybody can create an account and start editing on within minutes.

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Welcome Mat | OpenStreetMap

Does your organization want to work with OSM? Find what you need to know!

three men planning a field survey to collect OpenStreetMap data

What is OpenStreetMap?

A brief intro to OpenStreetMap

a group of people posing on stairs after completing a mapping workshop

Who is OpenStreetMap?

The people and communities of OSM

three people sitting on stairs comparing data collected during an OpenStreetMap field survey

Why use OpenStreetMap?

What makes OpenStreetMap special?

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How to give back?

How can you or your organization contribute to OSM?

About the OpenStreetMap Community

Getting in touch, history, joining and more

8 guides
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Working with OpenStreetMap Data

How to use, research and edit OSM

6 guides