|Version:||2.20.2 releases (2021-10-28)|
|Languages:||English and multiple languages|
Before starting – privacy concern
By default, iD will load assets from a few third parties, including from Facebook. If you do not disable this, Facebook will know that you are using iD, and will know approximately what you type in iD's search field, notably which chain store names. Whether Facebook stores and uses this information about you, is not known.
The assets from third parties can be disabled in iD with a setting: press P to view privacy preferences, then uncheck Show Third Party Icons.
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, etc.)
- iD GitHub wiki home page (all pages; technical and project information)
- Bug reports
- Uses the Name Suggestion Index for brand presets
- Uses the OSM Community Index to suggest community contacts
Test a prerelease version of iD
- Stable mirror of
- Development mirror of
developbranch + latest translations preview: https://ideditor.netlify.com
- Development mirror of
Localisation / translation
iD uses transifex for translations https://www.transifex.com/openstreetmap/id-editor/ more information on GitHub.
Its development began in summer 2012 and it is available for use on the openstreetmap.org homepage since May 2013. In May 2014 it replaced Potlatch 2 as the default editor.
Alpha and beta
Version 1 onward
On May 9, 2013 version 1.0 was released. Initial development was primarily done at Mapbox by Tom MacWright, John Firebaugh, Saman Bemel-Benrud, Ansis Brammanis and Bryan Housel. Bryan Housel maintained the project until 2020.
Quincy Morgan was the appointed iD maintainer until Apr. 26th, 2021.
- Main article: iD/Controversial Decisions
Some decisions by the maintainers appear controversial or are lacking support by the community. In June 2020, the OSMF board asked for comments on potential approaches to resolving controversies.
See also: entries of the Mapbox OSM Development blogs.
- 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)
- iD (software) on Wikipedia
- Comparison of editors
- JOSM - OpenStreetMap desktop editor written in Java
- RapiD - A modified version of iD sponsored by Facebook
- Beginning of iD - description of how iD started
- “MapBox OSM Development”. Mapbox. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 26 June 2018 .