Posted by robkoch86 on 24 April 2014 in English. Last updated on 25 April 2014.

Hi all,

if you want to map hydrants, there is a new - easy to use - OpenStreetMap editor online: OsmHydrant

OsmHydrant offers the following features to mappers or those who are new to OSM:

  • mobile ready editor (works on current smartphones and tablets)
  • add/change/move/delete hydrants
  • no knowledge about OSM-tags required
  • beautiful rendering of hydrants
  • multi-lingual interface in 4 languages: DE, EN, PL & UK

In the near future I want to implement the following features:


Comment from Stalfur on 24 April 2014 at 11:44

Very nice. I’m trying to load my area and the circles for loading fire hydrants just turn and turn and no data turns up?

Comment from nebulon42 on 24 April 2014 at 12:20

Good user interface, I like it! I also noticed that sometimes no data is displayed, I’m not sure if it’s just loading longer or if it is something else.

I’m missing more comprehensive information what tags are currently displayed. There is a reference to the wiki for fire hydrants, but details for fire stations are missing. E.g. when clicking on fire stations an empty bubble opens. Does this mean that names are currently not displayed or are some tags missing? (see for an example)

I’m not sure if the Austrian brigade symbol (for fire stations) is internationally recognized. Maybe something more universal should be used?

Comment from robkoch86 on 25 April 2014 at 05:37

@Stalfur: There are hydrants in Iceland. This was a bug related to negative lat/lon values. Now this is fixed!

@nebulon42: Thanks for your feedback. I’ll work on to improve my tool.

@AndiG88: Nice screenshot! These are many hydrants :-)

Thanks to Overpass API which makes this tool possible the easy way.

Comment from stephan75 on 25 April 2014 at 17:57

Very nice web app!!

And even in the OSM wiki we have a page about it:

But it is still a stub page … maybe we can insert some links and hints to other webservices that deal with fire related topics like openfiremap or similar.

Comment from nfgusedautoparts on 25 April 2014 at 18:29

interesting. i’m looking at the Albany, New York area where i’ve entered lots of hydrants and they’re not showing up. any ideas?

Comment from malenki on 25 April 2014 at 20:56

@ nfgusedautoparts: worksforme

Comment from nfgusedautoparts on 26 April 2014 at 00:00

aha got it. had to reload the page to get it to fetch hydrants

Comment from robkoch86 on 26 April 2014 at 09:52

@nfgusedautoparts: I’ve experienced the same problem several times, but I was not able to find the root cause of this issue. Reloading the site always solved the problem.

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