MapRoulette serves you quick tasks that make it easy for you anyone to find something meaningful to map. The way that worked until now required loading the data related to the Task into JOSM or iD, fixing it there, and returning to MapRoulette to say you fixed it, and then move on.

Now, we’re introducing a new type of Task: the Quick Fix. In a Quick Fix Task, MapRoulette will present the suggested fix to you, and all you need to do is click Yes to agree with the fix, and the change will be applied to OSM directly.

Let’s look at an example. Consider this aerial image of a Wendy’s restaurant:

wendy's aerial

You can see from the aerial imagery that this restaurant has a drive_through: you can see cars snaking around the structure on a dedicated lane.

However, this restaurant does not have drive_through=yes in OSM. A simple fix that MapRoulette Quick Fixes are ideally suited for.

As an example, I created a Quick Fix Challenge to add the drive_through=yes tag to Wendy’s restaurants that have drive-through lanes but are not tagged as such in OSM yet. When you go to the Challenge and get your first Task, you will see a screen much like this one:

wendy task

I changed the layout for my MapRoulette Task screen to see the most relevant information. You can do this too.

At the top is the suggested change to OSM tags. By default you only see what will be changed. In this case there is a blue ➕ indicating that a new tag is proposed. You have the option to see all tags as well.

The Completion options are different. You can click YES to accept the tag change, which will then be applied to OSM. If you click NO, nothing happens and you will be given a new task.

I invite you to try it out and leave feedback here or email at Thanks and happy mapping!

For this to work, MapRoulette needs additional permissions from your OSM account, to modify the map on your behalf. You may need to log out and log back in if you have trouble.

Comment from Glassman on 17 October 2019 at 19:08

Martijn, What a great addition to MapRoulette. Keep up the great work.



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Comment from pangoSE on 25 October 2019 at 06:32

I tried it and it worked great 😃

Comment from pangoSE on 25 October 2019 at 06:35

Could you add a way to disable the dialogs for power users? It would speed up the entry greatly and make it possible to enter the choice using Vimium only.

Comment from aharvey on 7 January 2020 at 05:38

The documentation on creating a quick fix challenge is at

Comment from EditConscript on 8 February 2020 at 09:13

新たに得られた経験から、これは非常に貴重です! as a non-technical, i finally was able to make sense of this post and deem it to be very valuable indeed. there is actually a very recent project that i am freely involved with that would greatly benefit from this

おそらくこれも? perhaps this one as well could make it less of a barrier to be participating, the instructions description would be trimmed, that, i am confident !

エディット: on second review, the under development setFields dependant Operation would need to be supported in a newer Maproulette version release for the user to confirm/amend a select number of ‘preset’ proposed Tag changes.

Comment from herriotto on 6 October 2020 at 17:05

Great feature to add to MR Martijn! Is there the possibility to export the “Yes”/”No” geojsons in the same way as is possible with resolution states in regular MR challenges?

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