|Version||2.18.5 releases (2020-09-08)|
|Languages||English and multiple languages|
Before starting - privacy concern
There are some functions which uses third party assets which could have some effect regarding privacy matters.
This could be managed and handled by the iD-user via changing a setting in preferences (Press
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
Contributions are very warmly welcomed. Currently 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
- Development mirror of
Localisation / translation
iD uses transifex for translations https://www.transifex.com/openstreetmap/id-editor/ more information on GitHub.
alpha and beta
version 1 onward
On May 9, 2013 version 1.0 was released. Initial development was mainly done at Mapbox by Tom MacWright, John Firebaugh, Saman Bemel-Benrud, Ansis Brammanis and Bryan Housel. The current maintainer is Quincy Morgan, whose stipend was renewed September 1, 2020.
- Main article: iD/Controversial Decisions
Some decisions by the maintainers, Bryan Housel and later Quincy Morgan, – mainly regarding supported tags and tagging presets – 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 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)
- iD (software) on Wikipedia
- Comparison of editors
- JOSM - OpenStreetMap editor, desktop application
- Potlatch 2 - OpenStreetMap editor
- RapiD - modified version of the OSM editing tool, iD editor
- Beginning of iD - description of how iD started