|Author:||Immanuel Scholz, Dirk Stöcker and other contributors.|
|Platform:||win ; linux ; macos|
Offline highly expandable map editor
JOSM is the "Java OpenStreetMap Editor", a desktop application originally developed by Immanuel Scholz and currently maintained by Dirk Stöcker. Its homepage is located at http://josm.openstreetmap.de/ .
Although it has a relatively steep learning curve, JOSM is used by experienced editors thanks to its plugins and stability.
You can download JOSM from the JOSM homepage either by browsing there or by clicking the following...
- java web-start link to launch JOSM from here, recommended version, all platforms and automatic update
- josm-tested.jar is a stable version of JOSM
- josm-latest.jar is the latest development version
- josm-setup.exe Windows Installer
There are other editors for OpenStreetMap data, like the Potlatch online editor or Merkaartor. JOSM is a feature-rich editor with an interface which can seem complex at first. Have a look at the comparison of editors if you're still unsure which editor to choose.
|JOSM/Guide||A guide taking you through getting started, downloading some data, basic editing and more advanced editing features. It is intended for beginners to read the guide from the beginning. This is a descriptive guide providing a simple introduction. Some details are intentionally left out.|
|JOSM Help||This help manual should provide more exhaustive in-depth explanations of each JOSM feature. It is intended to be used as a reference manual, rather than reading from end-to-end. It is also accessible by pressing F1 within the application (context sensitive help)|
Some JOSM videos as part of the Steve Coast's video series ()
Series of short JOSM tutorials by Russell Nelson: