New mapper

Posted by johnwmpls on 2 January 2018 in English (English)

Mapping my neighboorhood, mostly in Otsego

Comment from Glassman on 2 January 2018 at 06:35

Welcome to OpenStreetMap. I thought I'd share with you some of the information I provide new users in Washington State.

If you have any questions at all, we can help out: you think you might have broken something, you’re in doubt how to map something particular, or you just want to know more about OpenStreetMap, contact us!

Here are some useful things to get you started:

  • A lot of information about mapping is available on our wiki-pages. If you don’t find how to map something within the editor of your choice, the quickest solution is look at Map Features on the wiki. For more complicated questions you can search in or post on the Help-site or ask the forum.
  • Join the OpenStreetMap US Chapter's Slack. Slack is a collaboration tool for OSM mappers, organizers, and developers.
  • learnOSM is a good place to learn more about OSM. Instructions are available for using the iD browser editor and the more advanced JOSM editor.
  • Pokemon Go players might be interested in these tips
  • If you want to keep up to date on the going-ons in the United States community, follow @OpenStreetMapUS on Twitter or the Facebook Group
  • Or subscribe to the US mailing list.
  • Want to see who’s mapping near you, or want to see how much you’ve been doing yourself, check out the maps at
  • There’s a weekly newsletter about the global community, to which you can subscribe here.
  • If you are a business owner and want to learn how to add OpenStreetMap to your website, check out the site Switch2OSM


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