OpenStreetMap

OSM usage by country

Posted by pnorman on 22 November 2022 in English.

I gathered some statistics about usage of the website and tiles in 2022Q3.

I looked at total tile.osm.org usage, tile.osm.org usage from osm.org itself, osm.org visits, and osm.org unique visitors.

Here’s the data for the top 20 countries.

country osm.org tile requests total tile requests Website visits Website unique Visitors
DE 17.79% 7.78% 8.27% 7.98%
RU 12.23% 8.49% 2.47% 2.43%
US 8.72% 9.22% 13.11% 13.56%
PL 7.69% 4.99% 3.09% 2.80%
GB 4.85% 3.68% 4.42% 4.42%
FR 4.79% 7.00% 3.91% 3.94%
NL 3.62% 3.31% 2.17% 2.09%
IT 3.49% 3.46% 4.74% 4.86%
IN 2.64% 2.66% 3.67% 3.16%
CN 2.62% 0.79% 2.65% 2.72%
AT 2.03% 0.89% 0.98% 0.91%
UA 1.78% 1.98% 1.20% 1.21%
CH 1.41% 0.71% 0.83% 0.82%
CA 1.29% 1.59% 1.36% 1.39%
BE 1.29% 1.06% 1.10% 1.03%
ES 1.27% 2.41% 2.32% 2.39%
JP 1.10% 1.54% 1.74% 1.71%
AU 1.09% 0.92% 0.88% 0.82%
SE 0.91% 0.95% 0.87% 0.88%
FI 0.89% 0.74% 0.74% 0.71%

I’ve put the full data into a gist on github

Discussion

Comment from jonsger on 24 November 2022 at 13:04

So German users view 3x as many tiles per visit on osm.org compared to US-american users.

RU and UA a bit higher that I expected. Thats maybe connected to sanctions (unavailability of other map providers) and all those “war maps” using OSM tiles…

Comment from TrickyFoxy on 3 December 2022 at 20:39

In RU, OSM tiles have been actively used before. Moreover, OSMF has blocked OSM tiles for some government websites https://t.me/shtosm/564

Of the foreign suppliers, Google and Mapbox are actively used, which are still available. Many use local map providers (Yandex, 2GIS, VK)

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