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What's the best iOS App for contributing to OpenStreetMap?

Posted by satri on 8 June 2011 in English (English)

Someone suggested I ask this question here too.

On the OSM wiki, there's quite a few iOS Apps listed, but a lot of them don't focus on contributing to OSM and many of them do not seem to be in active development. Thus my question: what's the best iOS App for contributing to OSM according to you? It's for an iPad 2 with GPS. Thanks!

Link to the iOS tracking apps on the OSM wiki page:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Apple_iOS#Track_making_features

Link to my question on Slashgeo (please share comments there):
http://slashgeo.org/2011/06/07/Whats-best-iOS-App-contributing-OpenStreetMap

Thanks! -- Alex

Location: Côte-des-Neiges, Le Plateau Mont-Royal, Montreal city, Montreal (06), Quebec, Canada

Comment from b166er on 8 June 2011 at 14:59

Apple ≠ Open Data
;)

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Comment from satri on 8 June 2011 at 16:04

@b166er: maybe, but Apple hardware and software *can* be used to contribute to open data :-) There's even several open source software ported to iOS, I use a few of them myself :-)

That said, commercial or open source, with 200 millions iOS users in the wild, I still believe there should be a good app to contribute to OpenStreetMap. I just haven't found it... any clues?

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Comment from Richard on 8 June 2011 at 16:51

I've not found one either. The world is crying out for a native iOS editor...

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Comment from bastik on 8 June 2011 at 17:23

@Richard: What about touch support for Potlatch2?

Oh, wait... ;-)

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Comment from Diomas on 9 June 2011 at 07:27

Seems, it will appear soon: $5.99 for the app and $0.09 for each commit :)

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Comment from Richard on 11 June 2011 at 21:08

@bastik: heh, precisely... if it were trivial to program iOS in AS3 I'd be right at it. Apple don't really like that idea though ;)

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Comment from Harry Wood on 7 August 2013 at 16:53

Happily things have moved on a bit since a couple of years ago when you were asking this. There's now 'Go Map!!' and 'Pushpin OSM' apps which are pretty good mobile editors for iOS.

I've just been updating this question: How can I edit OSM with my iPhone?.

I thought I might be able to edit or update or comment upon that old slashgeo page, but I don't seem to be able to.

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Comment from satri on 1 September 2013 at 13:32

Hi Harry!

First - thanks a lot for the reply :-) Second, please allow its delay, I was on extended holiday without access to computers. Now I'm back and made plenty of additions to OSM to reflect my holiday whereabouts.

Comments on Slashgeo were temporarily disabled since I was away and could not handle the spam. Comments are back enabled now.

I already use Go Map! and Pushpin OSM. Both have limitations, but it's still an improvement!

Cheers Harry -- Alex

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