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HPR - HPR1137: Open Street Maps

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New Age Techno Hippie

Open Street Maps

Short call out for Open Street Maps

Puplic Discriptions

Main Sites

Wiki Links for main mobile OS

Link to Getting started

This Beginners' guide will show you how to add data to

OpenStreetMap. Tutorials are available in many languages which you

can select from the table at the top of this page.

You need a computer connected to the Internet and some time to

gather information and then enter it. A GPS unit and connecting cable

are purely optional, but will be required if you want to collect data

that way. Given the excellent aerial photography available in the

editors these days a GPS is less important than in the early days of

the project.


a free account so that you can contribute.


data using a GPS unit or by other methods.


GPS data (skip this section if you are not using GPS).


maps to make changes to OpenStreetMap.


data, add tags and upload changes.


your changes on the map.

Finally, there is a page of additional

resources and next steps including some other excellent


The data you add to OpenStreetMap improves the free world map for

everyone, whether it's a small correction or thousands of roads added

over time. Thank you for making OpenStreetMap just that bit better!

There is a panel on the right of every page of the tutorial. The

page you are on will be in bold text and you can move to any other

page by clicking on the relevant page title. The bottom of each page

has 'next' and 'previous' links, as appropriate, to take you through

the tutorial page by page.

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