When we built iD,
the default OpenStreetMap editor, we
made sure we could recombine its parts to create a new wave of experimental,
minimal, and unusual editors. OpenStreetMap is more than a map, and more
than streets: it’s a deep database of millions of attributes. What if OpenStreetMap editors
were purpose-specific and radically simpler to use than general-purpose tools?
with the definition of what OpenStreetMap editors can be.
It’s built with parts of iD, like osm-auth,
combined with brilliant community projects, like Overpass Turbo.
The open source code is built with
technologies we’re using in future Mapbox products: Facebook’s excellent
React library, Reflux,
It’s a proof of concept that aims to answer the question
of “how much does a cup of coffee cost, everywhere?”
In stark contrast to iD, it isn’t focused on geometry or georeferencing,
but on a single attribute in existing data.
It’s customizable for many use cases that at their core
are questions about attributes in OpenStreetMap’s data.