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

Data stats Normally automatically updated every day. Performs analysis on the database that makes OpenStreetMap work – shows the number of ways, nodes, relations, … 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.
Server stats 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 stats Showing the access statistics etc for the wiki pages. Please note: Stats distorted from 2007-10-12 due to Proxy-Cache running in front of webserver. See also Special:Statistics

Database Statistics - Graphical

The graphical charts below use the daily database data summary. The charts are updated periodically by Blackadder. To see the current status of the database statistics click here.

Registered users

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Users and GPX uploads


Users (log scale)

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Node, way and relation creation

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.



Users editing nodes or uploading GPX nodes



Nodes and ways added each day



Highly active users


Contributor Stats

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.

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Changeset Stats

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Node edits per contributor per day


First time editors per week

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Links to more OSM Database Stats

Tabular Stats

Tagging Stats

Have a look at for up to date worldwide statistics on tag usage.

Contribution percentage by user

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)

Tile usage stats

Usage of the prerendered map tiles

Third party stats

Some external organisations reviewing/comparing OSM data stats:

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

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