|Authors:||Immanuel Scholz, Dirk Stöcker and other contributors.|
|License:||GNU General Public License|
|Platforms:||Windows, Linux, and macOS|
|Languages:||Asturian, Bulgarian, Catalan, Valencian, Czech, Danish, German, Greek, English, Canadian English, Australian English, British English, Spanish, Estonian, Basque, Finnish, French, Galician, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Norwegian Bokmål, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Slovak, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese|
Offline highly expandable map editor
Although it has a relatively steep learning curve, JOSM is popular among experienced editors thanks to its plugins and stability. There are other editors for OpenStreetMap data, like iD or Potlatch 2. JOSM is a feature-rich editor with an interface which can seem complex at first. Have a look at the comparison of editors if you're still unsure which editor to choose.
JOSM can be downloaded from the JOSM homepage.
Many Linux distributions offer JOSM packages, see JOSM/Linux.
The Guide will take you through getting started, downloading some data, basic editing and more advanced editing features. It is intended for beginners to read the guide from the beginning. This is a descriptive guide providing a simple introduction. Some details are intentionally left out.
Will cover common questions.
- Main article: Video_tutorials#JOSM_video_collection
Currently there no good and up-to-date video tutorial to recommend here. Please make a good one or let us know about recent video materials.
Help with JOSM
The JOSM Help manual should provide more exhaustive in-depth explanations of each JOSM feature. It is intended to be used as a reference manual, rather than reading from end-to-end. It is also accessible by pressing F1 within the application (context sensitive help)