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The current incarnation of OpenStreetView is a platform for collecting and providing free and open street level imagery. It provides a web site,, open source Android and iOS apps, uploading tools, and a dedicated map editor. It is built by Telenav.

The current project replaces the original OpenStreetView project was started in 2009 by John McKerrell. John transferred the domain name to Telenav, under the condition that the new project would have the same openness and that existing users' images would be transferred upon request.

OpenStreetView consists of a web site, open source mobile apps, a JOSM plugin, uploading tools and a server back end.

Web Site

The OpenStreetView web site shows the current coverage on a map and lets the mapper:

  • Log in using their OSM user name
  • Explore coverage
  • Flag images for review
  • Delete their own uploaded trips or images
  • Manually add sign recognitions
  • Open an image location in JOSM


Screenshot of OpenStreetView
Author: Telenav
Source code:
License: proprietary (free)
Platforms: Android, iOS
Programming language: Objective-C

Collecti open street-level imagery

The OpenStreetView Android and iOS apps are available in the Play Store and App Store respectively. They are free to download and use. The Android application can also be downloaded directly from for those who do not want to use the Play Store.

With the apps, you can:

  • Log in using your OSM account
  • Capture

JOSM plugin

Uploading Tools

Beta Program

OpenStreetView has a beta program which provides early access to unreleased versions of the apps, web site, editor and JOSM plugin. If you want to join this program, please get in touch with Martijn van Exel (talk)

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