You can use iD with your web browser live on OpenStreetMap.org homepage. Simply zoom in on the area you are interested in, and click the "edit" button!
Note: In your user preferences you can set the "edit" button to launch different editors, in which case you can still find "iD" inside the "Edit ▼" menu drop-down. By default though, new users would simply click "edit".
Supported browsers: Firefox shows (at least for some users) bad performance (a discussion; bugs: 1, 2 3). You may want to use another browser for running iD (a WebKit-based browser is recommended for best performance, currently).
To help you learn iD, there is a tutorial inside the editor (via a prompt on the start-up screen and always via the bookmark icon on the left side-panel). You also can browse the collection of questions related to iD on help.osm.org. If your question has not been asked already, just add it. A list of keyboard shortcuts is available, too.
iD uses d3js as a rendering layer and has a fast, modular core that manages OSM data. The primary mode of rendering is via SVG, though other renderers will be considered in the future.
- Project introduction
- Code on github
- iD readme (how to contribute, translate, install on a server, …)
- iD github wiki home page (all pages; technical and project infos)
- Bug reports
- A development version is also available if you want to test the latest code. You are still editing the live database if you authorize in the oauth dialog!
- In the works: iD 1.1 ("iD 1.1 is nearing release. I've just tagged 1.1.0rc1") (2013-07-31)
- Tuning OpenStreetMap Editing: iD Editor 1.1 (2013-06-06)
- Previewing User Interface Improvements in iD Version 1.1 (2013-05-30)
- iD launch on the osm.org (2013-05-07)
- iD reaches Beta 1 (2013-04-02)
- iD alpha3 (2013-03-11)
- Design iD (2013-01-11)
- iD Updates (2012-11-14)
- First steps with iD editor (2012-10-25)
- It Starts With An Editor (2012-10-14)