Why OpenStreetMap ?

We want to democratise maps, your privacy is maintained and there are no back doors for advertisers. Just maps and data that don't sell you out!


Volunteers create the maps for OpenStreetMap. It is easy to get started. Click here to find out how!


Developers can use the maps and data from OpenStreetMap directly in their projects. Find out how!


We are a voluntary organisation and would like to encourage you to become a member

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How can we help?

OpenStreetMaps is for everyone. Anyone can add information. You can start as easily as adding a postbox, defibrillator or naming a shop.

Beginners Tutorial

Step by Step Guide

How to create an account on OpenStreetMap.org and your first steps drawing buildings, naming buildings ...

For Historians

History and Archaeology

Video series by Anne-Karoline including mapping ringforts, ice-houses, windmills and Irish street names.

For Developers

Programmers love OpenStreetMaps

Maps can be added to websites easily. There are tutorials here for using leaflet.js, WordPress and mobile development

For Data Scientists

Your Data, Visualised!

Visualising your data using OpenStreetMaps has never been easier. Watch tutorials about OverpassTurbo and D3.

Membership from €5

Mapping Tools

There are a variety of tools that can be used for contributing, analysing and visualising. Some of our favourites include:
No Computer, No Problem

No Computer, No Problem

Mobile Contributions

You can still contribute to the map without a computer. Our favourite tool on mobile is StreetComplete (Android)



Street View, but Open

If you would like to contribute street view imagery we recommend Mapillary. The street images from Mapillary can then be used to help with mapping tasks.

Overpass Turbo

Overpass Turbo

To query the map

Overpass Turbo is a tool for advanced users and allows running queries against the map database. An example might be to show all car parks in an area.



Desktop Map Editor

JOSM is a Java application that can be used on Linux, Mac or Windows. This is an advanced tool for quicker editing for those who want to move on from the ID editor.



Tasks we are working on

We regularly run task missions to map particular places or themes. The OSM Ireland Task website is the best place to monitor what needs done.

Go Global

Go Global

Humanitarian Mapping

Provide map data to revolutionise disaster management, reduces risk, and contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.


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Get in Touch


You can chat to us on Telegram

In-person Meetups

We will list in-person mapathons on meetup.com after Covid restorictions are lifted

Online Meetups

Upcoming mapathons are listed on meetup.com here.

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