Potlatch 3 is here!

Posted by Richard on 31 December 2020 in English.

As many of you will be aware, Flash Player is about to be disabled in web browsers.

I’m pleased to announce that Potlatch continues to be available, now as a desktop application. You can download it for Mac and Windows at

Potlatch 3 screenshot

Potlatch 3 includes OAuth login, support for Remote Control, and other features to ease desktop editing. Other new features include support for Overpass API queries in the Tasks palette, and there’s some exciting stuff to come soon… but more of that in due course. As yet we haven’t found a way of reliably running it on Linux but investigations continue.

Potlatch is of course open source. You can get the source and report issues at

Thank you to the OpenStreetMap Foundation for supporting this work and to Potlatch’s many users for their edits.

Location: Potlatch, Mason County, Washington, 98548, United States


Comment from UKChris on 31 December 2020 at 21:46

Congratulation on releasing Potlatch 3 :)

Does Potlatch 3 make use of the Name Suggestion Index at all?

Comment from Richard on 31 December 2020 at 22:36

Not yet but it’s a high priority for future work.

Comment from Heather Leson on 1 January 2021 at 11:50


Comment from saintam1 on 2 January 2021 at 23:12

Hurray! Congrats

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