Cleveland, Ohio

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Cleveland, Ohio
latitude: 41.4834, longitude: -81.675
Browse map of Cleveland 41°29′00.24″ N, 81°40′30.00″ W
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Cleveland is a city in Ohio at latitude 41°29′00.24″ North, longitude 81°40′30.00″ West.

Well-Mapped and Up to Date Areas

  • Many Northeast Ohio's parks have been mapped, particularly in Cleveland's eastern suburbs and Northeast Ohio.
  • Cleveland Metroparks (parks, nature reserves) and most amenities within the Cleveland Metroparks boundaries by Cleveland Metroparks employees (tkraft24, smathermather)

What really needs to be mapped!

So much still left to map !

  • Suburbs, especially on the west side of Cleveland, have had minimal improvement since the TIGER import.
  • Amenities like Churches, schools, parks, cemeteries, and Post offices were added during the GNIS Import. Most of them are represented as nodes instead of ways and are sometimes incorrectly placed on the map a few hundred feet from their actual locations. Some of these have since closed or changed names since added.
  • The CSU college campus could be improved

Innerbelt / Outdated Imagery / GPS traces

Significant reconstruction to the I-90 bridge that runs through the southern end of downtown Cleveland, known locally as the Innerbelt, occurred from 2011- October 2016. As a result, GPS traces, aerial imagery, and even some Mapillary images do not match what is currently on the ground and mapped. Its status in OSM is kept current with what's on the ground.

There is also extensive construction in parts of Cleveland particularly Dowtown (Flats East Bank project, Cleveland State Campus) , The Cleveland Clinic Campus, and University Circle neighborhood so the aerial imagery may not match what is really there and mapped.


It's recommended to use Bing.

the aerial imagery from Bing is of good quality and is from August 2014.

The MapBox/Digital Globe imagery at a higher zoom level is more recent (2015?) but it is slightly offset.

The mapquest and NAIP imagery is from 2008 and its resolutions is lower than bing's.

Active Mappers in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio

A few active mappers based in the Cleveland or Northeast Ohio if you have questions.

[skorasaurus] mostly the city of Cleveland itself and Lakewood, OH.

[wlgann] near Eastern suburbs (Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights) of Cleveland, downtown Cleveland

[tenofobix] Highland Heights

[unigami] Far east suburbs of Cleveland; parks and nature reserves

OSM in the Community

There's Open Cleveland, a Code for America Brigade.

Contact [skorasaurus] for more information.

Past OSM-specific Events


OSM editathon at Open Cleveland's National Day of Civic Hacking


OSM editathon at Open Cleveland's National Day of Civic Hacking


October 19 - OSM Fall Edit-a-Thon [1]

April 20 - OSM Edit-a-thon - Recap

March 18th - Meetup event page

Jan. 24th 7p - meetup event page OSM Diary Recap

past Before regrouping and merging to become Open Geo Cleveland, there were a couple informal OSM meetings in April and August 2012.