|OpenStreetBugs is deprecated.
Please add new bug reports into OpenStreetMap Notes system.
Please help to fix the remaining bugs on OSB. Take a look at /Phase Out for details.
OpenStreetBugs is a database and website for easily marking errors in the OSM data. Users can leave a short message on the map if something is missing or obviously wrong, like "oneway in wrong direction" or "bridge or level_crossing?". The primary site is located at http://openstreetbugs.schokokeks.org/.
The "bug" reports can be commented by other users and processed by map editors. (see Tool list below)
Quick Guide to OpenStreetBugs
OpenStreetBugs is a very simple tool to mark erroneous details on the map. You don't have to register to use it.
OpenStreetBugs works just like the OSM map. The mouse pointer changes into a small + sign (Symbol 4) when it is hovering on the OpenStreetBugs map. Move the map to the location of the error by dragging and click on the point where you found the error. You will then see a red circle with an (X) (Symbol 1), and a speech bubble appears for your comment. In the "your Nickname" input box, type your own name or tag in "Nickname or name“. This makes it easier to sort the comments when several people report the same error. In the "description" input box, write your description for the error. For example, write: "The street name should be 'Hadford Way', not 'Hatfield Way'". When you click OK, your error comment is stored in the map. Additional comments can be added later, but changes to the saved comments are not allowed.
When an error has been corrected, the comment can be closed (click 'Mark as Fixed'). The red point will then change into a blue point with a tick (Symbol 3), and disappears automatically after a week. Until then the comments remain visible.
Tools for Using and Exporting Data
The OpenStreetBug database is used by several tools to add, comment or close bugs.
|Tool/Name||Add Bugs||Comment Bugs||Close Bugs||Statistics||Export|
|OpenStreetBugs ||disabled (2013-10) ||yes||yes||yes||daily dumps|
|OSMBugs ||disabled (2013-04)||yes||yes||no||no|
|OpenStreetBugs-Plugin ||disabled (2013-??)||yes||yes||no||no|
|osbsql2osm||no||no||no||no||OSM-XML, see |
|osm.mueschelsoft||no||yes||yes||yes (aera based)||GPX with cmt-Tags |
|OSB2Notes||no||yes||yes||no||transfer to OSM Notes|
- OSB disable request and code changes 
- FacilMap, disabling creation requested 
- openstreetmap.ru: user:Zverik contacts the maintainers
- Advanced users can also use the in JOSM to report bugs.
- DE:All_in_one_Garmin_Map#Openstreetbugs. You can add POI markers to your map file
- Some people reported problems importing the GPX files from OSB on a Garmin device. http://osm.mueschelsoft.de provides optimized GPX files with all relevant data in cmt-tags that are interpreted by most devices.
- osm.duschmarke has layers for the predecessors of the current OpenStreetBug database
- Switched to OSM Notes since version 1.4 beta: https://github.com/osmandapp/Osmand/commit/fdb87329c7639853cbe649fc591d0c1e90adb665
- OSMBugs disabled adding new Bugs with version 0.5.3 (2013-10-19)
- Vespucci replaced OSB with OSNotes in version 0.9.0
- Site maintainers contacted by User:Vincent De Phily
OpenStreetBugs (API and Homepage)
Implementation note: The OpenStreetBugs (OSB) and OSM databases are separate. The authors don't believe that the tags like 'road' and 'FIXME' should be used by OpenStreetBugs.
- hg clone http://osmbugs.org/
2011: creation of the osmbugs.org Leaflet version of the site