MapRoulette newsletter

Posted by mvexel on 9 March 2017 in English (English). Last updated on 10 March 2017.

Here’s the latest from the MapRoulette world!

New version released

If you head to, you will see that we have a new release out, 2.0.3. This release addresses some annoyances with the keyboard shortcuts, adds a German translation (das freut mich! Thanks nebulon42!) and cleans up the interface in a few places.


A new section displaying keyboard hints

Mapping Activity

In the past 30 days, we fixed almost 18000 tasks in MapRoulette.


Metrics for the last 30 days. You can see these for yourself on

The most popular challenges were:

  1. Self-Intersecting building outlines - all done!
  2. Crossing Ways: Highway-Railway, US - 55% done, still more than 17000 tasks available
  3. CHN_BuildingRoadIntersectionCheck, 34% done, still 2800 tasks available
  4. Self-Intersecting landuse outlines (World-wide), all done!
  5. Open Rings, all done!

Looking for something to do?

Some interesting Challenges that still need help:

By the way: I created the abbreviated road name challenges using an Overpass query. Did you know that you can turn any Overpass query into a MapRoulette challenge? Read this to learn more.

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Comment from LogicalViolinist on 10 March 2017 at 00:18

isnt the abrieviated streets in Canada already complete?

Comment from MikeN on 10 March 2017 at 00:19

The rail challenge is at 62% this week.

Comment from mvexel on 10 March 2017 at 00:19

Correct, thanks you you I believe :) I’ll edit the post.

Comment from mvexel on 10 March 2017 at 00:22

MikeN I can’t keep up with these railway mappers!

Comment from tuxayo on 10 March 2017 at 12:11

I missed the keyboard shortcuts from the old version, thank you so much for bringing them back! <3

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