iD v2 is now available on OpenStreetMap for editing! The web-based iD editor is designed to help create an even better, more current OpenStreetMap by lowering the threshold of entry to mapping with a straightforward, in-browser editing experience.
This release has been 5 months in the making, and represents a major milestone in the development of iD. There have been 22 contributors
who added more than 50 new features to iD v2.
Some of our favorite features include:
1. Better support for right-to-left languages
Over 400 million people in the world speak Arabic. Supporting a right-to-left user interface improves usability of iD for mappers in Arabic-speaking countries.
This allows iD to be used by hundreds of volunteers at a time, without triggering rate limit warnings from the OpenStreetMap servers. Just in time for
OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week
Thanks to Matt Amos, who was instrumental in helping us add this.
3. Mapillary-JS v2
In OpenStreetMap, “ground truth” observations are the most valuable source of information. iD’s built-in Mapillary viewer got an update, making it easier than ever for mappers to
access over 100 Million photos, and take a virtual walk around the map.
It doesn’t change how iD looks, but under the hood iD v2 represents a big change in how the source code is organized and bundled. iD now uses ES6 modules, rollup.js, and d3 v4, to keep iD up to date and running smoothly.