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- For other uses, see Id (disambiguation).
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.
Regular online community meetups are organized to chat about the iD editor and the ecosystem around it.
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
Contributions are very warmly welcomed. Currently User:tyr, User:bhousel and others are contributing.
Test a prerelease version of iD
- Stable mirror of
- Development mirror of
developbranch + latest translations preview: https://ideditor.netlify.com
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 August 2013 it replaced Potlatch 2 as the default editor.
Alpha and beta
Some months later on September 20, Mapbox announced they had been granted 575,000 USD from Knight Foundation to improve the core infrastructure of OpenStreetMap, and that they were planning to use it for the development of the iD editor. The first alpha version was released on December 21, 2012 and the beta version on April 2, 2013. This initial development was primarily done at Mapbox by Tom MacWright, John Firebaugh, Saman Bemel-Benrud and Ansis Brammanis.
Version 1 onward
On May 9, 2013 version 1.0 was released.
Bryan Housel maintained the project until 2020. Quincy Morgan was the appointed iD maintainer until Apr. 26th, 2021. Milos Brzakovic was the interim maintainer from then until the appointment of Martin Raifer (known also as tyr_asd or tyrasd) in November 2021.
Since software version 2.14 (Feb. 2019) there is an implemented integrated Issue manager and advanced validation system available.
- Main article: iD/Controversial Decisions
Some decisions by the maintainers were appearing controversial or were 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)
- Comparison of editors
- JOSM - OpenStreetMap desktop editor written in Java
- RapiD - A modified version of iD sponsored by Facebook
- iD (software) on Wikipedia
- Beginning of iD - description of how iD started
- ↑ https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2013/08/23/id-in-browser-editor-now-default-on-openstreetmap/ and https://github.com/openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website/pull/453
- ↑ https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2021/11/05/self-introduction-of-the-new-id-developer
- ↑ https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk/2020-June/084859.html
- ↑ https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/osmf-talk/2020-June/006865.html
- ↑ https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/06/08/toward-resolution-of-controversies-related-to-id
- ↑ “MapBox OSM Development”. Mapbox. 19 July 2013. Archived from the original on 26 June 2018 .