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Government and citizens collaborate to map Canada

Statistics Canada is collaborating with the OpenStreetMap community to build a single inventory of the...

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Support for Arabic and Portuguese in Mapbox Streets

Mapbox Streets now supports Arabic and Portuguese, making our maps more accessible to 300 million...

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A friendlier introduction to editing OpenStreetMap

Getting started with editing OpenStreetMap can be intimidating to someone who has never edited a...

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3D building data for San Francisco

You’ll find now height data for 140,484 San Francisco buildings in our maps. We have...

April 14 2017
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Healthy community patterns of contribution in OpenStreetMap

The Association of American Geographers will host the second annual AAG Mapathon this week in...

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Mapping critical resources for International Women’s Day

Every day, women and girls around the world travel great distances to access critical resources...

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Mapping picnic sites on OpenStreetMap

What better way to get a head start on grilling season than mapping your favorite...

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Grants for OpenStreetMap communities

Do you belong to or know an amazing mapping community in Southeast Asia, South Asia,...

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Validating and protecting OpenStreetMap

Our maps are built by contributors from around the world, sharing information on the places...

January 30 2017
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Adding POIs in OpenStreetMap: Osmic JOSM style

When you’re adding POI’s with JOSM, the default map paint style can make it hard...

January 19 2017
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Scaling OpenStreetMap with Wikidata knowledge

We’re helping to bring two of the largest open data projects closer together - OpenStreetMap...

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Take the 2016 OpenStreetMap US Census!

This year the OpenStreetMap US community is conducting a census! They want to learn more...

by Jen Yu
December 14 2016
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Mapping with action cams, Mapillary, and OpenStreetMap

Mapillary has made mapping with street level imagery in OpenStreetMap accessible to anyone. Simply take...

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Announcing iD v2

iD v2 is now available on OpenStreetMap for editing! The web-based iD editor is designed...

November 16 2016
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Mapping 3D building features in OpenStreetMap

We’ve been talking a lot about 3D buildings on maps lately. Mapbox Streets buildings now...

October 13 2016
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Building with the Opportunity Project

Today we’re at the White House, celebrating the end of a sprint on the Opportunity...

October 06 2016
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Making malaria history with maps

Over the last two months, our friends at the Zambia Ministry of Health, PATH, Tableau...

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Supporting Youth Mappers for malaria prevention in Kenya

The Mapbox Data Team continues to assist YouthMappers, now to map Kenya for malaria prevention....

September 20 2016
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Helping spatial planning decisions with fresh imagery

Recent imagery can not only help you add latest features on OpenStreetMap, but also verify...

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Fresh imagery --> more mapping

Fresh, high-resolution imagery lets mappers add more up-to-date, detailed data to OpenStreetMap. In November 2014,...

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Connecting OpenStreetMap and Wikidata

iD, OpenStreetMap’s entry-level editing tool, now supports Wikidata, the freely licensed database that powers fact...

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Launching the redesigned OpenStreetMap Mapping guides

We’ve given our OpenStreetMap Mapping guides a fresh new look and are launching the updated...

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Rio Olympics Mapathon results

The 2016 Olympics are getting closer! Last weekend, as part of the first online Mapathon...

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Expanding turn restrictions coverage in OpenStreetMap

Our team is in the process of updating and improving turn restrictions in OpenStreetMap for...

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Turnlanes-tagging plugin for JOSM

We have added over 95,000 turn lanes in 10 U.S. cities to improve navigation data...

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Notice attribution issues? Tell us

Have you noticed an attribution problem on a Mapbox hosted map? Let us know. OpenStreetMap...

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Building relationships and tools for humanitarian response

Unprecedented relationships on the ground and spanning the globe, along with rapid advances in collaborative...

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Mapillary JS viewer now built into iD

With the new Mapillary JS viewer, you can walk around the world in 3D and...

June 07 2016
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Interacting with the local mapping community using OpenStreetMap Notes

We regularly use Notes on OpenStreetMap to share and solve problems on the map. With...

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Open Source powers iD for efficient editing

There are three new features that make editing OpenStreetMap with iD faster than ever. The...

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Introducing the Knife tool for JOSM

We have been mapping turn lanes in many cities in the United States to improve...

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HOT tools to keep up with the OpenStreetMap Community

The OpenStreetMap community and database are moving so fast, it is hard to track all...

May 17 2016
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Better OpenStreetMap data with iD's new imagery offset tool

The iD editor makes adding features to OpenStreetMap as easy as tracing on the map....

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Mapping highway exit numbers on OpenStreetMap

Exit numbers are an essential part of guidance in navigation systems. To reach your desired...

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Mapping complex features in JOSM using relations

Relations are one of the more advanced feature types to map in OpenStreetMap. Most geographic...

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OpenStreetMap iD editor in Google Summer of Code

Congratulations to Kushan Joshi on acceptance to Google Summer of Code, a program which pairs...

April 26 2016
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Techniques for fast mapping

The Mapbox data team is always exploring ways to improve our workflow for resolving OpenStreetMap...

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3 years of editing OpenStreetMap

Our data team is constantly exploring ways to improve the quality and coverage of OpenStreetMap...

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Getting started with iD for crisis mapping

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is supporting mapping after the Ecuador earthquake, creating map data...

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Resolving conflicts in OpenStreetMap using JOSM

Data conflicts happen in OpenStreetMap when multiple users edit the same map feature simultaneously. Thousands...

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Developing JOSM plugins for better mapping

The Java OpenStreetMap Editor (JOSM) is our favorite editor for power mapping, and we use...

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150,000 buildings imported in Los Angeles!

Earlier this month, local mappers in Los Angeles started importing building footprints from public domain...

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Upping your skills on OpenStreetMap with JOSM plugins

OpenStreetMap’s desktop editor Java OpenStreetMap (JOSM) editor provides a huge list of plugins that can...

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Urban solar energy potential in the US

Solar energy in the United States already produces enough electricity to power 4.6 million average...

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Check your OpenStreetMap edits with the JOSM Validator

OpenStreetMap’s power editor JOSM comes with a built-in Validator that helps you ensure your changes...

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Creciendo la comunidad de OpenStreetMap en Perú

English version below. Recientemente nos reunimos con MapGive en la Universidad de Piura para mapear...

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Expanding turn lane coverage in OpenStreetMap

Turn lane information is crucial for providing great turn-by-turn guidance in navigation applications. When approaching...

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Raising awareness for women's health in Tanzania

For International Women’s Day, the data team at Mapbox will join hands with crowd2map Tanzania...

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Photo mapping on OpenStreetMap with Mapillary

Mapillary is a great mobile app for mapping from photos. It allows you to take...

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Improving routing information using turn restrictions

Turn restrictions, like No left turn and No U turn, regulate traffic flow at intersections...

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Become a power mapper!

Now that you know how to get on the map and got started with the...

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Explore your world through field mapping with OpenStreetMap

Now that you have started mapping the world on OpenStreetMap from the comfort of your...

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Your first steps with JOSM - the Java OpenStreetMap editor

OpenStreetMap’s web-based iD editor is the easiest and most convenient way to get started mapping....

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325,454 new buildings on San Francisco Peninsula

We just finished our building tracing sprint, adding 173,447 building polygons on the San Francisco...

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Get on OpenStreetMap!

Our maps are based on OpenStreetMap. This means that within minutes, you can add your...

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Tracking conversations in OpenStreetMap

Mapbox contributes extensively to OpenStreetMap, and frequently interacts with the OpenStreetMap community through comments on...

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Linting OpenStreetMap Data

Just yesterday, over 1.5m nodes and 150k ways were added to OpenStreetMap. We are working...

January 14 2016
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A year of improving OpenStreetMap with map feedback

Have you ever noticed the “Improve this map” link at the bottom of Mapbox maps?...

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Quality assurance in the data team

The Mapbox data team works with the OpenStreetMap community daily by creating new data, improving...

December 18 2015
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Fast building tracing with JOSM

Here are a few techniques the data team uses to quickly trace buildings for OpenStreetMap....

December 17 2015
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Country extracts for OSM QA Tiles

OSM QA Tiles are now available as country extracts, updated daily! Country extracts are smaller...

December 15 2015
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Crowdsourcing flood data for Chennai

My hometown Chennai is facing one of the wettest monsoons of the century, recording close...

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Scaling vector tile analysis for the whole world with TileReduce

We’re working on new technology for answering geographic problems on a global scale. To determine...

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Mapping my hometown Jorhat

Jorhat is a small town in Upper Assam in India and is known as the...

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How complete is OpenStreetMap?

How do we measure OpenStreetMap’s data coverage? One approach is to compare it against established...

November 19 2015
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Our commitment to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

We are formalizing our crisis mapping participation in activations led by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team...

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OSMGeoWeek: celebrate, learn and map!

Join thousands of mappers across the globe, celebrate geography and make maps during OSMGeoWeek, November...

November 10 2015
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Help fund the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Maps help save lives. Thousands of mappers across the globe create map data for emergencies,...

November 06 2015
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Mapping female versus male street names

Places and streets named after personalities are indicators of social hierarchy in a city. Often...

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Afghanistan earthquake satellite imagery

As the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team responds to yesterday’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake in Eastern Afghanistan the satellite...

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Improving sidewalks globally in OpenStreetMap

In OpenStreetMap, paths for foot traffic such as park trails and sidewalks can be modeled...

October 27 2015
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U.S. Government Commits to Open Mapping

The U.S. federal government just made a huge commitment to Open Mapping, taking the lead...

October 27 2015
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HOT Responds to Afghanistan Earthquake

Responding to yesterday’s magnitude-7.5 earthquake near the Hindu Kush region in Afghanistan, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap...

October 27 2015
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Mapping for hurricane response in Mexico

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has activated to support emergency response in coastal and inland Mexico...

October 24 2015
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Fast OpenStreetMap micro tasking with To-Fix and JOSM

The new To-Fix JOSM plugin makes working on OpenStreetMap micro tasks much faster. Usually, when...

October 15 2015
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The illustrated guide to getting started with OpenStreetMap

We are making our data team’s starter guide Mapping with OpenStreetMap available to anybody under...

October 13 2015
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Live flood map of Charleston

To keep residents and relief workers in Charleston, SC updated on conditions and road closures,...

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The World's Wifi

This is what more than 900 million Wifi routers and cell phone towers looks like....

September 03 2015
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Quality analysis for OpenStreetMap

OSM QA Tiles are now being updated daily for the entire world on osmlab.github.io as...

September 03 2015
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You may just have updated the map with your RunKeeper route

You may just have updated OpenStreetMap simply by sharing a route on RunKeeper. We’ve partnered...

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New turn restrictions on Market Street

On Tuesday the Safer Market Street Restrictions went into effect in San Francisco, adding 14...

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Mapping turn lanes in OpenStreetMap

Complex intersections often involve lane-specific turn restrictions. See for instance these overhead signs on Utah...

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Scaling Mapbox infrastructure with DynamoDB Streams

Amazon DynamoDB Streams, which provide a streaming log of events for Amazon DynamoDB, officially launched...

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Customizing topographical networks for routing with OpenStreetMap data

OpenStreetMap describes real world features with key=value tags. At the time of writing it has...

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Speed optimizations to Terrain

Today’s update to Terrain has insane speed optimizations using Mapnik’s new geometry simplifications. The terrain...

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Mapbox at International Open Data Conference this week

Tom Lee (@tjl) and I will each be speaking at International Open Data Conference 2015...

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Geomeetup tonight at Mapbox SF: geospatial disaster response

Join us tonight for May’s SF GeoMeetup, with a panel on Geospatial Disaster Response. Doors...

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Mapping train tracker data to help understand the Amtrak derailment

Although the formal investigation is still in progress, Amtrak’s real-time train tracker provides some information...

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Fundraiser for relief mapping in Kathmandu

We’re turning tonight’s kickoff event for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Summit into a fundraiser...

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Guiding mapping priorities in Nepal with seismological data

To better guide Nepal mapping efforts we used Turf, TileReduce, and seismological data from the...

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OpenStreetMap rallies for Nepal

As reports came in on Saturday that Nepal was hit with the biggest earthquake since...

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Mapping Cyclone Pam's destruction with drones

Since Cyclone Pam hit the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu on March 13 and 14, a...

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Improving OpenStreetMap with probe data

We’re building a new data processing pipeline for analyzing GPS probe data streams. This infrastructure...

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The first ten years of OpenStreetMap

In the first 10 years of OpenStreetMap, hundreds of thousands of people have mapped 25...

March 03 2015
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Streamlining map feedback

On every Mapbox map you will see an “Improve this map” link, letting anyone quickly...

February 17 2015
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Customization and support for arbitrary feature types in iD

The OpenStreetMap iD editor provides powerful map editing in the browser with an emphasis on...

February 16 2015
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Improving OpenStreetMap with Mexico's new open data

Versión en español abajo. In November the Mexican statistical institute INEGI opened all its data...

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What OpenStreetMap can learn from HPMS, the open US highway dataset

New York City View full screen map We've downloaded and reviewed the latest Highway Performance...

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To-fix: improving OpenStreetMap through micro tasking

To-fix is a micro tasking tool we’ve been working on for improving map data. Feed...

January 20 2015
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OpenStreetMap in Japan, 2007-2014

View more cities View full screen map Ben Fry's classic map of the United States,...

January 18 2015
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What RunKeeper data tells us about travel behavior

CityLab’s article about our updated map of RunKeeper’s public routes highlighted the visible difference on...

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Improve the map --- in seconds

Now you can let us know in a split second when something needs to be...

January 08 2015
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COFFEEDEX: Super simple editing on OpenStreetMap

When we built iD, the default OpenStreetMap editor, we made sure we could recombine its...

December 04 2014
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Making the most detailed tweet map ever

I’ve been tracking geotagged tweets from Twitter’s public API for the last three and a...

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Drone imagery storage add-ons

With the new 1 terabyte storage add-ons you have enough storage to map all the...

November 20 2014
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ICCM and micro-tasking tools in OpenStreetMap

I’ll be at the International Conference of Crisis Mappers with Matt this week hanging out...

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Making Ayacucho the best map in Latin America

These past weeks our data team took a break from improving OpenStreetMap all around the...

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Progress mapping West Africa's Ebola outbreak

For the past six months, 1,650 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) volunteers from more than 100...

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Drone mapping for urban planning in Mexico City

Last week at ConDatos in Mexico City we joined forces with Laboratorio para la Ciudad...

October 07 2014
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Predicting data curation in OpenStreetMap

Our data team is now using our cumulative statistics to predict areas that need better...

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Custom imagery in Mongolia for the Asia Foundation

The hills around Ulaanbataar, Mongolia, are dotted with large, unplanned settlements known as ger districts....

September 19 2014
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OpenStreetMap data in Syria

The OpenStreetMap community has mapped more than 43,700 miles of road in Syria. This data...

September 10 2014
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OpenStreetMap contributions around the world

By extracting and analyzing historical OpenStreetMap data, we can see the story of contributions to...

August 29 2014
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Over 1 million New York City buildings and addresses imported to OpenStreetMap

Over the past year, our data team has worked with the OpenStreetMap community to do...

August 22 2014
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Mapping #Ferguson

The protests and militarized police response have unfolded in real time on Twitter over the...

August 20 2014
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Status San Francisco: Complete

This week, the data team finished adding buildings in San Francisco to OpenStreetMap. Since January,...

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30 Million Open Addresses Mapped

OpenAddresses is amazing data for geocoding and map making. We wanted to make a map...

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New York City taxi trips

For several years, taxis in New York City have had GPS receivers to record the...

June 23 2014
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140,000 Roads and Counting: Continuously Improving OpenStreetMap

In the past months our data team has updated 71,000 roads and added 69,000 new...

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Adding San Francisco Buildings on OpenStreetMap

Our data team has been busy tracing building footprints in San Francisco. The effort is...

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Simple Editing for Turn Restrictions in OpenStreetMap

The new version of iD, the web editor for OpenStreetMap, makes it even simpler to...

June 06 2014
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500,000 km2 Satellite Imagery Update for OpenStreetMap Tracing

We are starting a massive refresh of Mapbox Satellite, partnering again with our friends at...

April 11 2014
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Creating Maps From Drone Imagery

On a beautiful day in Berkeley, the Mapbox team met up with 3D Robotics to...

April 04 2014
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Mapping an entire city in a day

This is what you get when you combine community, open data, and awesome imagery. In...

April 04 2014
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Drone Adventures Imagery for Tracing in OpenStreetMap: Fukushima + Lima

Drone Adventures released four new UAV imagery layers of their recent deployments for tracing on...

April 03 2014
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Over 100,000 buildings mapped in Guinea where Ebola broke out

In the past 5 days the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and volunteers mapped over 100,000 buildings...

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Taller OpenStreetMap y Mapbox alrededor del Foro Económico Mundial en Panama

Next week I´ll be in Panama giving a Workshop on OpenStreetMap and Mapbox. That week...

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Ebola mapping in Guinea: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Ebola has broken out in West Africa. As of this morning, about 60 people have...

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Edit OpenStreetMap Directly From Your Mapbox Map

You can now edit OpenStreetMap directly from your Mapbox Streets map with today’s roll out...

March 07 2014
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Visualizing the impact of weather on traffic

We’ve been looking into the impact that weather has on travel times using historical data...

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Sochi, with love

OpenStreetMap has been in the news this month for its great coverage in and around...

February 12 2014
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The Hidden Beauty of Congestion — Real Time Holiday Traffic Visualized

Thanks to a collection of traffic speed data from INRIX, we’ve been watching how waves...

December 19 2013
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Quick add for places in OpenStreetMap

It’s faster and easier to add the location of your local Starbucks, Sparkasse, Сбербанк, or...

December 11 2013
iD
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Updating OpenStreetMap with the latest US road data

We can now pull the most current US government index of all roads directly into...

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OpenStreetMap's Redesign Goes Live! More Focused, More Inviting, More Map

A redesign of OpenStreetMap.org has just gone live. Since we kicked off with State of...

December 02 2013
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Glowing tweets

Yeah, we’ve done this before, but there’s nothing like playing more with design, and I...

November 20 2013
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Drone Imagery for OpenStreetMap

Last weekend we captured 100 acres of aerial imagery at 4cm resolution. It took less...

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Typhoon Haiyan OpenStreetMap Tracing

As Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines the OpenStreetMap community was already adding new...

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Monitoring DC Gunfire with Hundreds of Acoustic Sensors

Hundreds of acoustic sensors are monitoring gunfire across DC. The full interactive map visualizing hotspots...

November 04 2013
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9 Years of OpenStreetMap GPS Tracks Available for Mapping

All public GPS tracks ever uploaded to OpenStreetMap are now available for tracing in the...

October 24 2013
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Flying the Matterhorn with Drones - Working with Sensefly's UAV Imagery

We are working with Sensefly to map the data from their latest mission on the...

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Desarrollando América Latina: Talleres de OpenStreetMap y MapBox el 20 de Octubre

Tune in on Sunday, October 20 for virtual workshops on OpenStreetMap and MapBox in Spanish...

October 11 2013
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New York City and OpenStreetMap Collaborating Through Open Data

Yesterday New York City opened up 200 high value data sets to the public, making...

September 24 2013
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Business and Open Data

Private sector companies can be amazing partners to open data projects and company resources are...

September 22 2013
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New OpenStreetMap Editor iD Increases Participation

Great editing tools directly drive contributions to OpenStreetMap. It has been exciting to watch how...

September 21 2013
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OpenStreetMap's Contributor Community Visualized - Individual by Individual

OpenStreetMap is created every day by thousands of users logging in and improving the map....

September 17 2013
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Open Source Mapping in Ramallah

Today I’ve arrived in the city of Ramallah to connect with technologists, civic activists, and...

August 27 2013
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What's New in TIGER 2013

On Thursday, the US Census Bureau released the 2013 version of TIGER, its base map...

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User-Friendly Guided Feature Extraction: Extending the iD Editor

We want to make it easy to extract features from precise, current satellite imagery and...

August 22 2013
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A Better OpenStreetMap.org, One Step at a Time

For the past month, we’ve had our heads down on a series of incremental improvements...

August 16 2013
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Connecting Communities: Edit OpenStreetMap Directly from Foursquare

Foursquare Superusers can now edit OpenStreetMap directly from their moderation interface. Foursquare has always benefited...

August 01 2013
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A First Look at Improving OpenStreetMap With New TIGER data

Improving OpenStreetMap with the latest TIGER data Much of the United States in OpenStreetMap is...

July 28 2013
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Mapping Millions of Dots

I’ve made a lot of maps out of dots before, but the ones we made...

July 22 2013
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Tracing Landsat 8 for OpenStreetMap

Want to help update OpenStreetMap with fresh, free Landsat 8 imagery? Here’s how to get...

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Batticaloa Progress on OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap mapping progress in and around Batticaloa, Sri Lanka (7°43′0″N 81°42′0″E) since May 1, 2013....

July 03 2013
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Visualizing 3 Billion Tweets

This is a look at 3 billion tweets - every geotagged tweet since September 2011,...

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The iD Map Editor is Translated Into Thirty Languages

The iD map editor for OpenStreetMap is available in more than thirty languages thanks to...

June 17 2013
iD
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The 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report

Today we are launching the 2013 OpenStreetMap Data Report, a beautiful and deep exploration of...

June 07 2013
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Tuning OpenStreetMap Editing: iD Editor 1.1

Just in time for State of the Map US this weekend, we’ve released a new...

June 06 2013
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Mapping the NSA's Secret Data Center on OpenStreetMap

One of the most interesting new data centers in the world is under construction right...

June 06 2013
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We're Supporting OpenStreetMap's Funding Drive for New Servers

We are supporting the OpenStreetMap Foundation’s $60,000 (£40,000) funding drive for new server infrastructure with...

June 03 2013
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See the Freshness of OpenStreetMap Data

The colors in this map of the United States indicate how recently each road has...

May 31 2013
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Users editing OpenStreetMap worldwide with iD

After iD’s launch on OpenStreetMap.org last week, many new and existing users tried it out...

May 13 2013
iD
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24 Hours of new OpenStreetMap Users

After yesterday’s launch of iD, a new editor for OpenStreetMap.org, the number of users making...

May 08 2013
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2006-2013 OpenStreetMap Growth, Animated

Just a quick update to Monday’s post on Visualizing the Progress of OpenStreetMap Around the...

May 01 2013
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Visualizing the Progress of OpenStreetMap Around the World

To visualize the progress of OpenStreetMap as its contributors map their local communities and the...

April 29 2013
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Community Mapping of Managua Bus Routes on OpenStreetMap with Pencils, Paper, and GPS Devices

This is the power of community mapping. Last weekend 28 mappers came together to put...

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OpenStreetMap #Editathon at MapBox

On April 20th MapBox will be hosting a mapping party as part of the OpenStreetMap...

April 12 2013
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The World of GPS and GPX

One of the big features in the beta1 release of iD is drag-and-drop GPX support....

April 05 2013
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iD Map Editor for OpenStreetMap Reaches Beta 1

We just hit beta with the new iD map editor for OpenStreetMap! You can use...

April 02 2013
iD
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Sneak Peek: The iD Editor for OpenStreetMap

Early next week, we’re going to tag the first beta release of the iD editor...

March 22 2013
iD
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Scaled Data Value Design in TileMill

Scaled data values can ensure that a user’s eyes are drawn to important data points...

March 12 2013
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Stats from Mapping Kathmandu

At last week’s International Open Data day, over twenty volunteers came out here at the...

February 27 2013
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500 Million Foursquare Check-ins Visualized

Foursquare just published a beautiful map visualizing a staggering 500 million check-ins from the last...

January 18 2013
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Pansharpening Satellite Imagery for Easier Tracing into OpenStreetMap

GeoEye and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) are collaborating to trace new satellite imagery of...

January 03 2013
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The Trouble with Geoportals

Bulk open data access is different from programmatic and casual access, but all three are...

December 17 2012
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Mapas Dinámicos Rápidos con OpenStreetMap, MapBox.js y Google Spreadsheets

The Desarrollando América Latina hackathons are about to kick off this weekend. Here is a...

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Mapping Hurricane Sandy

This post was updated on Monday, October 29 at 1pm Every hurricane generates a pile...

October 26 2012
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Processing OpenStreetMap data for Effective Cartography

On Sunday morning at State of the Map USA in Portland I presented an overview...

October 17 2012
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OpenStreetMap: Kicking off Knight Work

After last month’s great news, we had finally the time for a team huddle to...

October 11 2012
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Making Beautiful Maps With Running Data

Running maps are a fascinating corner of the mapping space. In February 2011, I worked...

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Mapping Mars with Open Planetary Data

Inspired by the Mars Curiosity rover, I set out to map Mars using all open...

August 26 2012
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Using Filters in JOSM

I’ve been using JOSM for a while to make edits and add details to OpenStreetMap,...

August 15 2012
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Using Contour Lines to Map Density of NYPD's Stop and Frisk Data

Using elevation contour lines is one of several ways to visualize density from vector point...

July 13 2012
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OpenStreetMap Continues to Grow

Having gained the attention of foursquare, MapQuest, and many others, OpenStreetMap is enjoying another wave...

June 14 2012
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Binning: An Alternative to Point Maps

Binning is a great alternative technique for visualizing density when working with large data sets....

May 25 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

SITEL Road Data from Jalisco, Mexico Released for OpenStreetMap

Lea la versión en español más abajo We are excited to release the SITEL road...

data & OpenStreetMap

Visualizing Global Forest Height

At EcoHackNYC last weekend, I spent a lot of time talking with fantastic people about...

data & OpenStreetMap

Surveying Brasilia with Walking Papers

Last week in Brasilia Eric and I joined efforts with Luiz Carlos from the Track...

April 23 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Open Mapping Coming to a Campus Near You

We just wrapped up a mapping sprint adding building footprints to college campuses in OpenStreetMap,...

April 23 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Using Open Source Tools to Map Health Data

Today I’m at the Global Health and Innovation Conference at Yale University to talk about...

April 21 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

How to Map Where You've Mapped in OpenStreetMap

Over the last month we’ve been tracing satellite imagery in OpenStreetMap, most recently the Sahel...

April 16 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap Open Government Partnership Mapping Party in Brasilia

OpenStreetMap is a critical open data platform for governments embracing open data and is shaping...

April 12 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Tracing OpenStreetMap data in the Sahel

We just finished a three day sprint of OpenStreetMap tracing, adding critical features to the...

April 02 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

MapBox Streets and OpenStreetMap License Change Schedule

The service schedule for the OpenStreetMap license change was announced yesterday. It will put the...

March 29 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Analyzing, Fixing, and Improving OpenStreetMap

We’re looking at new ways to find out how and where OpenStreetMap needs improvement. The...

March 21 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Tracing Satellite Imagery in OpenStreetMap

For the past two weeks we have been tracing satellite imagery into OpenStreetMap to support...

March 17 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

New OpenStreetMap Growth

Looks like companies switching to OpenStreetMap powered maps is driving OpenStreetMap contributor numbers up. Kai...

March 09 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

POINT Sarajevo: Open Tools and Open Data for Mapping

This week in Sarajevo the POINT conference will convene activists, technologists, and interested citizens from...

February 13 2012
data & OpenStreetMap

Using Maps to Assess the Global Malaria Burden

I just got back from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene annual meeting...

December 08 2011
data & OpenStreetMap

Map of Washington, DC Neighborhoods Available on MapBox

We just released a new map tileset of Washington, DC called DC Bright on MapBox.com....