Guides for Mappers and Event Planners

Choose from mapping and event planning resources.

Mapper Resources

Maps.Me to Add Places in Your Local Community

Using Maps.Me to navigate and add places to Openstreetmap in your community

Making the most of OpenStreetMap with the iD editor

The iD editor is the de facto, browser-based OpenStreetMap editor. iD is fast and easy to use, and allows mapping from various data sources such as satellite and aerial imageries, GPS, Field Papers or Mapillary.

OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor

More advanced users may want to migrate to the JOSM editor at some point for improved editing efficiency or specialized needs.

Learn to Map! Videos from HOT

Visit the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s Learn to Map! Playlist on YouTube

Learn to Validate! Guide from Missing Maps

Visit Missing Maps’s Learn to Validate page

OSM Institutions

Learn more about the institutions supporting OSM Geographic Awareness Week

OpenStreetMap US Events Wiki

Holding an event in the US? Add you event to the Wiki too!

Event Planner Resources

Event Checklist

Checklist to help in the preperation, on the day, and follow up to your in-person mapathon:

Event Guide

Here are helpful tips for organizing an in-person mapathon, from recruiting participants, logistics on the day, to follow up.

Social Media Toolkit

This guide is for OSM leaders, mapping event organizers (and potential event organizers!), mappers who are interested in spreading the word, and anyone you know with a social media platform that could reach a potentially interested audience!


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