Mapper since:
May 22, 2014

About Me

Hello! I’m DawsZed, I’m a OpenStreetMap Foundation member and volunteer editor from North America (US-NJ) and I love contributing to OpenStreetMaps! I have a passion for mapping new areas and improving existing data within my community. In my free time, I enjoy hiking and exploring new places.


I’m passionate about mapping new structures and roadways. It’s fascinating to me to see new infrastructure on the map and to be a part of making that information available to others. Additionally, I love micro-mapping and using GPS tracing to improve the accuracy of the data on OpenStreetMaps. It’s a great feeling to know that my contributions are making the map more detailed and useful for others.


I’ve been contributing to OpenStreetMap since May 2014 and have submitted more than 70,000 changes across 300+ edits! I’ve also helped to introduce a few new mappers to contribute here as well; it’s a joy to show them the ropes, and the glee I’ve seen from them as their edits make their way to major platforms is nothing short of wonderful!

I exclusively use iD as my editor of choice; I find it to be intuitive and easy to use, and it allows me to make edits quickly and efficiently. However, I’m always open to trying new editors and occasionally use StreetComplete for certain types of edits.

You can see more about how I edit using Pascal Neis’s How did you Contribute?


I can be easily reached by Direct Message here on OpenStreetMap. I’m based in Monmouth County, NJ, and I’m always looking to connect with other mappers in my area!