The best thing I like about is that routing (foot, bike, car) is available to users, something you will miss from .

Knowing this is possible, I hope that OSMapp can do in future versions.

Both are great for casual users, but if routing is essential, go for . but looks a teeny-bit more user-friendly when editing from a mobile.

Of course, nothing stops you from having both, since they're pretty light on your system.

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If you do have an account, will let you edit features with it's built-in POI editor. offers editing indirectly, by sending you to standard OSM editors.

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Two great examples of that uses comes to mind: and

You can "install" these in your mobile device, but they are apps that run in your browser. Not a separate app. They only work online, but probably not an issue for casual users.

Both apps offer beautiful map layers. None of them require an account.

With you may still "edit" a feature without an account, but your changes are recorded as notes, while uses OSM editors.

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For casual map users, it may seem unnecessary to install another map/navigation app when there's one installed _for them_, by default. 😉 Android users would have , while those on iOS, would have .

They'd certainly miss a lot! users contribute a lot of new data, or improve them. In areas where there are a lot of active contributors, the data quality may be equal, if not better than commercial maps -- it's certainly more comprehensive.

to the fore!

A friendly shop? 🚲 😻 I can see a convenience store, and possibly an eatery -- but nothing special catches the eyes.

But, for the last eight years that passed this street corner, it always had (different) (casually) parked nearby.

😃 🚴 🚴‍♀️

Totally surprised by the amount of reactions to a post [0] I made about yesterday. 😮

I didn't know was *that* popular. 🤪

remains a favorite, but other interesting data consumers are: , .

There's also -- a web app, so there's nothing to install, -- but without any routing abilities.


You probably heard of , the swiss knife map app that uses data, but do you know that there's a web-based interface, too?

Check out, and plan your trips with routing, and various map rendering options, while doing so in the comfort of your desktop browser.

It even includes weather forecasts, if you're trying to avoid getting wet for your weekend ride.

You don't even need to register for an , or account to use it.

For a brief period of twenty months, (then the walled city-fortress of Intramuros along Manila Bay) and a port in Cavite was occupied by the British, after Spain sided with France during their Seven Years War.

With the signing of the Treaty of Parish, the British abandoned Manila and a troop of sepoys deserted the army and settled in nearby towns.

A statue depicts a local lass ("magsusuman", a rice cake vendor) and a sepoy (Indian infantryman) along a street in Taytay, Rizal.


We have globally launched the RAINBOW MAP by MapBeks through today!
In this map, you can edit, add , update, delete information of known LGBT friendly and primary spaces directly to


Do you know about "quests" for ? It gamifies OSM editing, and encourages users to improve nearby features.

Contributors may include photos to their notes. However, as soon as notes are closed , the photos are also automatically deleted.

Curious? NotesReview [0], can find and display these photos.

Sadly, the photos are not openly licensed [1] , and are only meant for use by the original contributor.


In , the wiki plays a crucial role in documenting (among others) a tag for features on the map.

The OSM community promotes the seemingly chaotic concept of "Any Tag You Like" [1], the consequence of which is many barely (e.g. stubs) or undocumented tags.

A small improvement on a wiki page (i.e. making it more readable, hence useful to more people) sometimes lead to dramatic changes in usage.

Use the wiki, Luk! 😁


Have you heard of the pre-war tunnel under in ?

Read this interesting proposal from 2016: Tunnel Vision: Fort Bonfacio War Tunnel Restoration from by BluPrint magazine.

Images are not mine, and were screen capped from the article.

You probably know that there are many historical features that's regularly added in , many for their touristic appeal

Have you tried the project, than renders these features exclusively?

Thematic rendering is sometimes really useful for finding or identifying issues, or tagging concerns about OSM data.

@pietervdvn is proposing to make school data more practical, and usable

The proposed tag school:for will make it easier to distinguish schools with special curricula, or students.

There appears some overlap with amenity=training, but the propsal page would benefit from more viewpoints and discussions

Have you ever mapped shared driveways in ?

The OSM wiki definition [0] is that it is "driveway leads away from a main road toward several houses, each with their own shorter driveways.

reports that the most popular way to tag these shared driveways (aka pipestems) is highway=service + service=pipestem

My own observation from local data is that these shared driveways are often tagged as "residential" instead of service.


RT @NarceliodeSa
Map using @openstreetmap basemap on Vitória buses, metropolitan transport in Caucaia City, Ceará, Brazil.

It's really amazing to see the dedication of some mappers.

LIke this 3D model of the iconic Manila Central Post Office building, by OSM user Sherwin59

Check it out using the 3D demo:

Is your default search engine?

Then, if you use a lot, you might find it interesting thing to know that there are focused on OSM that you can simply type in your browser's search bar

!osm <something> - search for "something" in OSM.
!osmw <something> - search the OSM wiki (very good results!)
!taginfo <something> check for taginfo data about tagas or key/key-value pair
!otw <something> data mining query with

and more!


Very proud of for advocating for diversity and inclusivity on


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