Today iD, a modern in-browser map editor, launches on
OpenStreetMap.org. This editor is a critical
update to OpenStreetMap’s tool set and it is designed to radically improve the
first-time editing experience while providing a fast and intuitive interface
for anybody mapping on OpenStreetMap.
iD ships with an interactive tutorial, inline help and a much more intuitive UI
helping users to map hundreds of distinct features like roads, trails,
buildings, parks, cafés, schools and hospitals.
libraries like D3 and having reuse in mind. The code is
allowing for unrestricted reuse in any other software project. Our intention is
not only to radically improve editing on OpenStreetMap.org, but also to lay the
groundwork for a new generation of fast in-browser tools in OpenStreetMap.
Using alpha and beta releases of iD, OpenStreetMap users have made a quarter
million individual changes
to OpenStreetMap in nearly 8,000 changesets. The development team has been
busy too: since the beta1
release, we have
focused on getting the editor rock solid, optimizing its performance to ensure
the editing experience feels snappy, and preparing it for embedding on
OpenStreetMap.org. Now that we’ve reached this milestone, we’ll move quickly
to address any important issues that surface from iD’s increased userbase
and then turn our attention to interesting new features:
Support for displaying and editing route relations and turn restrictions