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Statistics tracking the remarkable growth of OpenStreetMap's database and community

Database statistics Normally automatically updated every day. Performs analysis on the database that makes OpenStreetMap work – shows the number of ways, nodes, relations, etc. in the database. That page also shows the leaderboards for people uploading data.
There is a historical dump of this full data going back to 2007 and some basic data going back to 2005.
Taginfo Taginfo analyzes OSM tag usage. Has many different reports on tags and also on the number of objects in the database.
Server statistics Showing the disk, memory, I/O, bandwidth stats of each of the OpenStreetMap servers
'awstats' for www
or for planet
Web site access statistics with lots of detail about the visited pages and the visitors.
Wiki statistics Showing the access statistics etc for the wiki pages. See also Special:Statistics.
Please note: Statistics distorted from 2007-10-12 due to Proxy-Cache running in front of webserver.
Feature requests Put your request on the talk page

Database statistics - Active reports

Database statistics - Graphical charts (since 2005)

These historical graphical charts below use the daily database data summary. The charts are updated periodically by Blackadder.

The current status of the database can be seen on Database statistics.

Registered users statistics reports

Accumulated registered users (log scale)

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Accumulated registered users (linear scale)

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Users and GPX uploads

Accumulated users and GPX uploads


Contributors editing nodes or uploading GPX nodes

These two graphics are counting contributors by rolling month or by rolling week.



Nodes, ways and relations

On the following two graphs the statistics count was changed on 2007-08-01. Previous to this date the count includes deleted objects, after this date the count only contains visible objects. This accounts for the drop in numbers at that time.

Accumulated nodes, ways and relations


Accumulated ways and relations


New nodes and ways added per day



Edited nodes per contributor per day


Contributor statistics reports

These statistics are generated from the changeset dump from and show numbers on users that have actually made edits. Changesets were introduced in early 2009, for edits prior to that date changesets were generated retroactively. That and the phasing out of anonymous edits between 2007 and 2009 may cause some differences prior to 2009 in the numbers to other methods of counting.

Total accumulated contributors to the data

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New contributors per month

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Active contributors per month

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Active new and old contributors per year

New and old contributors are not discriminated in 2009 or before as it is not possible to track them prior to the introduction of changesets in 2009: most of them however were new contributors compared to the previous year where the total in 2009 was a lot larger (by several factors) than those registered and contributing since 2008 or before.

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Active contributors per month relative to total number of accounts


Database statistics - Historical charts and reports

Changeset Statistics (2005-2013)

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New contributors per week (2005-2011)

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Contribution percentage by user (2009-2010)

Note this is historic data from 2009, a point in time when OSM contained less that 15% of what it contains today (beginning of 2014).


See also: (last update was in year 2010: seems to be only history, too)

Tabular historical statistics (2005-2007)

Tile usage statistics

Usage of the prerendered map tiles – Talk page

External sites with active statistics and reports

Some external organisations reviewing/comparing OSM data statistics:

External sites with archived statistics and reports

See also

  • Research – academic papers plus other research and university involvement
  • Quality Assurance – tools for tracking (and sometimes statistically analysing) bugs in the data or the data itself
  • History of OpenStreetMap – a prose description of the evolution of the project