Lansing, Michigan

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Lansing, Michigan, US
latitude: 42.73360, longitude: -84.55547
Browse map of Lansing 42°44′00.96″ N, 84°33′19.69″ W
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Lansing is a city in Michigan, US at latitude 42°44′00.96″ North, longitude 84°33′19.69″ West.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

Lansing is the capital city of Michigan.

Thanks to the hard work of many, over the years, the Lansing area is relatively well mapped in various locations. For instance, Michigan State University.

User Group

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An email list and web forum have been created for the Open Street Map community in the Lansing/Capital area.


For information about contributing to Open Street Map see the page Getting Involved and for further reading Help.


  • Validate and correct many recent edits. In particular, the changes to highway type designations (see Lansing examples below). OSM | OSMCHA | Volunteer Signup.
  • Increase OSM awareness, use and editors.
  • Map notes


  • Acquire a free phone mount from Mapillary and capture the area in pictures.
  • Focus on a specific issue:
  • Make OSM the best map for exploring the Lansing River trail by:
    • Potentially following the guidelines laid out in the Ottawa Bike Tagging Guide (below).
    • Adding points of interest on and near the trail.
    • Adding missing amenities along the trail such as; benches, water, restrooms, picnic tables, shelters and playgrounds.
    • Improving routing, by adding connector paths and sidewalks
  • Prepare and submit our area for review/rating at PlacesForBikes (below).



Potential Data Sources

Name Link License Wiki project Comments
Lansing Open Data CC-BY Contact the City for other desired GIS information,
CATA GTFS Data, Registry unknown
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (TCRPC) Interactive Construction Map, 2045 Regional Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) unknown
Delhi Township Parks unknown






The primary language of OSM is UK English, which can be confusing. Use the list below to properly categorize streets in the area.

  • highway=motorway - Limited access freeway with interchanges. Examples: 127, I96, I69.
  • highway=trunk - Limited access highway with occasional grade level intersections, or major intercity highway where no motorway exists. Examples: 496
  • highway=primary - Primary highway or arterial road (primary non-motorway routes between cities and primary arterial roads). Examples: 127, north of St Johns.
  • highway=secondary - Secondary highway or arterial road (secondary routes between cities and secondary arterial roads). Examples: M76, M99, M100, Grand River, Saginaw/Oakland, MLK near 496, Cedar/Larch near 496.
  • highway=tertiary - Tertiary route, major street or collector road (tertiary routes between towns, major city streets, and collector roads). Examples: Mt. Hope, Pennsylvania, Waverly, Jolly, Okemos, Willow, Creyts, Meridian.
  • highway=unclassified - The least most important through roads in a country's system – i.e. minor roads of a lower classification than tertiary, but which serve a purpose other than access to properties. For intance, minor country roads, often linking villages and hamlets. (The word 'unclassified' is a historical artifact of the UK road system and does not mean that the classification is unknown; you can use highway=road for that). Examples: College, Farm Lane, Freiermuth, Dobie?.
  • highway=residential - Roads which serve as an access to housing, without function of connecting settlements. Often lined with housing. Examples:
  • highway=service = For access roads to, or within an industrial park, camp site, business park, car park etc. Can be used in conjunction with service=* to indicate the type of usage and with access=* to indicate who can use it and in what circumstances. Examples
  • Highway link - short connecting ways, like highway entrances and exits or "Michigan turns".