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Islamic Republic of Iran, Asia

latitude: 32.648, longitude: 53.564
boundary: 304938, label: 424298311
Browse map of Iran 32°38′52.80″ N, 53°33′50.40″ E
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Islamic Republic of Iran is a country in Asia at latitude 32°38′52.80″ North, longitude 53°33′50.40″ East.

Flag of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Mapping Project,
the home of Iran on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Salam Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Iran!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of Iran.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Iran.
OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

This page contains information about mapping activities related to Iran country. Feel free to give opinions and discussions in discussion tab about things related to this page.


The largest and most active community of Iran OSM users is currently taking place on Telegram Chat group "OSM Iran". You can join this group via our OpenStreetMapIR telegram channel.

We also have a subforum on OpenStreetMap forum, which is the second active channel to contact Iranian community.

There is a mailing list set up for Iranian mappers. It wasn't ever active. Just to know. You can join the list here.


Iran has 31 Provinces.

Province Capital
Alborz Karaj
Ardabil Ardabil
Azarbayjan Gharbi Orumiyeh
Azarbayjan Sharghi Tabriz
Bushehr Bushehr
Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Shahr Kord
Isfahan Isfahan
Fars Shiraz
Gilan Rasht
Golestan Gorgan
Hamedan Hamedan
Hormozgan Bandar Abbas
Ilam Ilam
Kerman Kerman
Kermanshah Kermanshah
Khorasan jonubi Birjand
Khorasan Razavi Mashhad
Khorasan Shomali Bojnurd
Khuzestan Ahwaz
Kohgiluyeh va Boyer-Ahmad Yasuj
Kordestan Sanandaj
Lorestan Khoram Abad
Markazi Arak
Mazandaran Sari
Qazvin Qazvin
Qom Qom
Semnan Semnan
Sistan va Baluchestan Zahedan
Tehran ⭐️ Tehran
Yazd Yazd
Zanjan Zanjan



If you have a goal that you are working towards or one that you would like to see get done (and are maybe willing to get the ball rolling) then add it to the list here, create a section where it can be coordinated and tracked, and a way of measuring progress. And then get on with it :-)


Name Project Progress Difficulty Priority
Iran Sharp Angle Roads 100% Easy N/A
Iran Floating Ways 100% Normal N/A
Iran Crossing Roads Check 56% Normal N/A
Adding Iran towns population tag 100% Normal N/A
Iran runways correction 100% Easy N/A
Adding "turn=reverse" to Iran U-turn road links 1% Easy High
edit place=town tag 0% Easy Medium
edit highway=living_street tag 0% Normal Medium
delete place=locality on cities and towns 0% Expert Low
edit place=city tag 100% Expert High
editing Shiraz residential street names 0% Normal High

Humanitarian projects

This is a summary of humanitarian projects planned for Iran. For more detailed information refer to the links.

Name Mapped Validated Priority Difficulty
#134 - Iran - Golestan Province Flood 3-21-2019 4% 0% Medium Beginner
#155 - Iran - Lorestan Province Flooded areas 5% 0% Medium Beginner
#161 - Iran - Lorestan Province more Flooded Areas 7% 0% Medium Beginner
#170 - Iran - Khuzestan Province - Susangerd Flooded Areas 1% 0% Medium Beginner
#3900 - Iran-Iraq Earthquake - Small villages in Kermanshah, Iran 100% 40% Low Beginner
#5808 - #5808 #UniBonn - Mapping buildings to improve disaster preparedness #Tehran-District1 100% 0% High Beginner

helpful in JOSM


Iranian Presets: Some additional presets to use with a single click:

Iranian Preset.PNG


FaNumberFixerBot automatic converting English and Arabic digits to Persian digits. FaNumberFixer in wiki

Overpass API

Search for untagged ways:

try it yourself in overpass-turbo
(way({{bbox}}); - way({{bbox}})[~"."~"."];)->.w1;
(.w1; - .w2;);
(._; >;);
out meta;

Search for untagged nodes:

try it yourself in overpass-turbo
rel; > -> .r;
way; > -> .w;
(( node(if:count_tags()==0); - node.r; );  - node.w; );
out meta;


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