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Available languages — iD
Screenshot of iD
Author: Many
Version: 1.9.4 (2016-05-04)
License: ISC
Platform: web-based (Javascript)
Programming language: JavaScript

iD is an OpenStreetMap editor programmed in JavaScript (usable directly in the browser) with the aims to be simple and friendly.

Use it

You can use iD with your web browser live on the homepage. Simply zoom in on the area you are interested in, and click the "edit" button!

Note: In your user preferences you can set the "edit" button to launch different editors, in which case you can still find "iD" inside the "Edit ▼" menu drop-down. By default though, new users would simply click "edit".

To help you learn iD, there is a tutorial inside the editor (via a prompt on the start-up screen and always via the bookmark icon on the left side-panel). You also can browse the collection of questions related to iD on If your question has not been asked already, just add it. A list of keyboard shortcuts is available, too.


iD uses d3js as a rendering layer and has a fast, modular core that manages OSM data. The primary mode of rendering is via SVG, though other renderers will be considered in the future.

Contributions are very warmly welcomed. Currently User:Tmcw, User:bhousel, and others are contributing.


Branch Original
release date
Version Version
release date
Support Model
Alpha December 21, 2012 Alpha 3 February 23, 2013
Beta April 2, 2013 Beta 1 April 2, 2013
1.0 May 9, 2013 1.0.1 May 10, 2013 EOL (End-of-life)
1.1 August 9, 2013 1.1.6 August 23, 2013 EOL
1.2 September 26, 2013 1.2.1 September 30, 2013 EOL
1.3 24 de outubro de 2013 1.3.10 May 21, 2014 EOL
1.4 May 29, 2014 1.4.0 May 29, 2014 EOL
1.5 July 8, 2014 1.5.4 July 29, 2014 EOL
1.6 6 de outubro de 2014 1.6.3 10 de fevereiro de 2015 EOL
1.7 11 de fevereiro de 2015 1.7.4 September 16, 2015 EOL
1.8 November 8, 2015 1.8.3 December 11, 2015 EOL
1.9 March 1, 2016 1.9.4 May 4, 2016 Active


See also: entries of the mapbox osmdev blogs (Atom feed) and of the systeme-d blog.


See also