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 Iran/Tagging rules contains a summary of mapping conventions specific to Iran. As much as possible, mapping and tagging should follow the conventions set by the OpenStreetMap community as a whole, such as indicated in pages like Map Features, Feature Index, and Editing Standards and Conventions.
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 also a mailing list set up for Iranian mappers. You can join the list here.
Iran has 31 Provinces.
Goals & Projects
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 :-)
|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|
This is a summary of humanitarian projects planned for Iran. For more detailed information refer to the links.
|#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|
In September 2009 Claudius Henrichs imported the province and part of the county borders from MapLibrary.org (Link to Iran at MapLibrary.org). A new OSM-user was set up for this named iran_provinces. The manual import surfaced a large diagonal offset between ML and WFB data. To resolve this the country boundaries from WFB were kept untouched and connections to the province boundary data from ML were created manually.
In August 2016 a new project was started by Adib Yz to enhance the Province boundaries of Iran and also add County, District and Rural administrative boundary of Iran to the map. The source files for this import contains the most up to date administrative boundaries of Iran that are currently used by different Iranian organizations. These files has been obtained from Arak's Technology University under public use license.
See also the List of admin_level values for Iran.
Protected Areas of Iran
On July and August of 2016 the boundaries for Iran's Protected Areas has been added to Iran's Map by Adib Yz. The source for these areas are the maps from WDPA and Iran's Environment Organization. The three major protection title that has been added are as follows:
- National Parks of Iran
- Wildlife Sanctuary of Iran
- Protected Areas of Iran
helpful in JOSM
Iranian Presets: Some additional presets to use with a single click:
- for boundaries https://iransdi.ncc.gov.ir/layersf/irdv; Iran's National Cartography Centre
- for names: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/jog/iran/; Perry-Castañeda Library
- Old version of this page for historical reference. However, some contents have been moved to the current version.