Congratulations to Kushan Joshi on acceptance to Google Summer of Code, a program which pairs talented students with mentors to work on open source software. This summer, Kushan and I will be working together to add visual lane tagging capability to OpenStreetMap’s iD editor.

Knowing the number and type of travel and turning lanes on each highway segment is essential for providing accurate directions and travel time estimates over the OpenStreetMap highway network. The lane tagging tool will make it easy for the thousands of volunteer mappers to contribute detailed lane information using iD every day!

Watch the iD editor project on GitHub for updates!

Over 20 million miles of road data have been added to OpenStreetMap by volunteers.