Tag Archives: OpenStreetMap

How to Read OpenStreetMap Based Topo Maps

While we’ve covered how to read a topo map and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) topographic maps in particular, OpenStreetMap-based topos are increasingly popular resources that merit their own post. In this post you will learn how to read OpenStreetMap-based topo map. The OpenStreetMap (OSM) project leverages the knowledge of millions of people around the globe to… Read More »

Use Your GPS Tracks to Update OpenStreetMap

In a recent blog post, we showed you how to join OpenStreetMap and help build an open map of the world, alongside millions of other map editors. That post focused on editing the map by comparing it to aerial imagery. This new article covers how to use your GPS recordings (such as those you might make… Read More »

Map Your World with OpenStreetMap

Map your favorite places, and join a global movement that makes data free and open to all people. This guide will teach you to edit OpenStreetMap (OSM). OpenStreetMap: More Than Roads Whether you’re hiking in the woods or driving in town, you can edit the map near you to make it accurate and more complete. OpenStreetMap uses the… Read More »