Video tutorials

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Available languages — Video tutorials
For detailed step-by-step introduction, see Beginners' guide.
For other uses, see JOSM/Guide.
For other uses, see How to contribute.
For other uses, see Contribute map data.

Absolute beginners

By David Ellams. Editing basics using the new Potlatch 2 editor:

Humanitarian OSM Team/LearnOSM videos to accompany the website text

Concepts for beginners

By emacsen - A series of videos for the new OSM contributor covers general concepts from nodes to changests and rendering.

Tutorials or sets of tutorials by specific people

Series by Steve Coast

See the series

Russ Nelson on JOSM

Series of short JOSM tutorials by Russell Nelson:

Humanitarian mapping tutorials

(These often apply just as well to normal mapping)

Todd Huffman

OpenStreetMap, from the Kabul Airport to Jalalabad - Quick real-world mapping example using Android apps for viewing and tracing.

Kevin Steinhardt

osm in less than 5 - series of basic tutorials for JOSM and Potlatch


JOSM video collection

some videos online explaining how to edit


In Other languages

Other video tutorials have been created in other languages. See the language bar at the top

Recently there were some nice new tutorials created by skobbler in german for example.

Other videos?

See Video tutorial development for inspiration and coordination around creating video tutorials.

Feel free to link more tutorial videos from this page. Videos should be tagged 'osm' and 'openstreetmap' to maximise find-ability on youtube/vimeo