OSM and your city's wiki

Posted by skorasaurus on 31 October 2012 in English (English)

I just noticed that Portland, Oregon, has a pretty sophisticated city page on the osm wiki !,_Oregon

  • Any other people use their city’s wiki page to manage things that need to be mapped, highlight what has been, and other projects underway ? Show it off !

  • How effective has your city’s page been to coordinate features needed to be mapped in the area ?

Comparatively, Cleveland’s page is relatively sparse but has ways to go.

Comment from Tordanik on 2 November 2012 at 01:26

Here in Passau, Germany, we mostly just use the wiki write down links and topics from our meetings: Passau/Mappertreffen (Google translate), though we have a landing page with the usual template, current events (if any) and embedded slippy map, too.

These meetings are also our primary means of coordination, along with the occasional email on our local mailing list. Passau is quite small and we usually get just 3-6 visitors.

Years ago, there was an attempt to establish “mapping status” tables on the wiki. While it seems to have been adopted by a few places quite well, it doesn’t really work for us and is unfortunately barely maintained now. What did work, though, was an automated comparison with an official list of street names that helped bring down the number of unmapped streets. I think it mostly worked because it didn’t require any additional effort once it was set up: You just mapped a street and it would disappear from the list.

Comment from sabas88 on 4 November 2012 at 00:37

This is how I made my city landing page before the start of a mapping party / events series

I found useful to better divide the pages using the TabBar Template. (as is doing Passau linked by Tordanik :) )

Focusing on details, regarding mapping projects, I find nice Turin public transport’s page ( and Terlizzi’s status page (, this one gives an overview way to measure how much is mapped..

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