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Author: Many
Version: 1.6.0 (2014-10-06)
License: WTFPL
Platform: web-based (Javascript)

iD is an OpenStreetMap editor programmed in JavaScript (usable directly in the browser) with the aims to be simple and friendly.

Use it

You can use iD with your web browser live on 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).

Internet Explorer is not (yet) supported by iD (bugs: IE9, IE10, IE11).

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 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.

Initial development is by Richard and contributions are very warmly welcomed. Currently User:Tmcw and others are contributing.


See also: entries of the mapbox osmdev blogs (Atom feed) and of the systeme-d blog.


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