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Available languages — Merkaartor
Screenshot of Merkaartor
Author: Bart Vanhauwaert, Chris Browet, Ladislav Láska and others.
Source code:
Version: 0.18.2 (2015-07-19)
License: GPL (free)
Platforms: Windows, Linux, unix (macos)

Good editor with styling

Merkaartor is an OpenStreetMap editor for Linux, OS X and Windows, distributed under the GNU General Public License.

  • Homepage:
  • Download: Binary packages are available for various Linux distributions and Windows from the Merkaartor download page. (Mac possibly supported, but no binary download available)
    • Nightly builded versions are available for Windows and Mac OS X systems at
  • OpenStreetMap Wiki Merkaartor Documentation.
  • Screenshots (archived version as of 2013-10-17)
  • Need help? Get support from the Merkaartor mailing list
  • Want to help? Take a look on how to contribute or offer your help at the mailing list! Source code and issue tracker are hosted at github.
  • Localization of menu text etc is managed via Transifex


Merkaartor has some unique features such as...

  • Map view near-WYSIWYG, anti-aliased, with road names
  • Transparent display of map features like roads, amenities and areas
  • Style editor for the map display, including multiple styles
  • Support for handling separated highways
  • Easy up/download from OpenStreetMap data
  • Render an area with the current style (SVG or Bitmap)
  • Native application (developed with the Qt4 toolkit), thus no need for installing a Java Runtime Environment.
  • Import NMEA files
  • Live connection to your GPS
  • Experimental mobile device support (Pocket PCs)
  • View your GPS tracks and geotagged photos without the need to upload them

See also