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Deutsche Flagge.jpg This user hails from Germany
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name Athemis.
Garmin Oregon Athemis uses a Garmin Oregon 450 and is willing to answer questions on it from OSM users.

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Tux.svg Athemis uses a Linux-based computer.
Archlinux-icon-crystal-64.svg Athemis uses an Arch-based computer.
Android icon Athemis uses an Android phone or tablet.
JOSM Athemis submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
OsmAnd icon Athemis uses OsmAnd, mobile map viewing & navigation app.

Hot logo.svg Athemis volunteers at Humanitarian OSM Team.
...? Athemis appreciates the use of Good changeset comments.
Go Do Some Mapping Athemis
prefers to go outside and map.
Bike Athemis
is a bicyclist.
Bike Athemis
is a hiker.
Geocaching.svg Athemis maps while geocaching.

About me

I am a biochemist (PhD student) at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf and started mapping for OSM in March 2008. This was back at a time when the best aerial images we got came from Yahoo and were of mediocre resolution at best. For southern Düsseldorf they even did not reveal anything else than cloud. In those days, I focused mainly on tracing streets and ways in Düsseldorf-Hellerhof and Garath using GPS tracks.

Currently I use publicly available open data provided by various sources (state of NRW, public transport networks e.g. VRR), combined with my own observations. In recent times, I was mainly involved in mapping public transport facilities in Düsseldorf and adding street attributes (e.g. turn lanes).

Mapping Area

My current mapping area is Southern Düsseldorf. I used to map mainly Düsseldorf Hellerhof, a suburb in the very South of Düsseldorf, but recently moved to Düsseldorf-Wersten, which shifted my mapping focus a bit. Nevertheless, I keep things up to date in "my old area" as well ;-)


  • Garmin Oregon 450
  • Bike