You can use iD with your web browser live on the OpenStreetMap.org home page. 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 that case you still can find "iD" inside the "Edit ▼" menu drop-down. By default though, new users would click simply "edit".
To help you learn iD, there is an interactive walkthrough inside the editor. You will see a prompt on the start-up screen, and it is always accessible via the help icon () on the right hand side (keyboard shortcut is 'H'). 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.
A more detailed tutorial for iD can be found at the LearnOSM web site.
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
localisation / translation
iD use transifex for translations https://www.transifex.com/openstreetmap/id-editor/ more information on github
See also: entries of the mapbox osmdev blogs (only until July 2013)
- 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 all starts with an editor: the blog edit. (2012-10-14)