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Jordan, Asia

latitude: 31.57, longitude: 35.56
Browse map of Jordan 31°34′12.00″ N, 35°33′36.00″ E
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Jordan is a country in Asia at latitude 31°34′12.00″ North, longitude 35°33′36.00″ East.

Getting started

Current priorities

  • Adding Arabic and Latin streetnames
  • Searching for street name catalogs from government resources.

Naming convention

Please enter data in the following format when naming streets, city names etc. This will ensure that the default name displayed will be in Arabic script.


Administrative map

Governorate boundaries

Governorate boundaries for Jordan added from's ESRI shape file.

Major cities in Jordan

English Name Pronunciation Arabic
Amman 'Ammān عمان
Zarqa Az-Zarqa الزرقاء
Irbid اربد
Rusayfeh Ar-Ruṣayfah الرصيفة
Aqaba Al-'Aqabah العقبة
Salt As-Salṭ السلط
Ramtha Ar-Ramthā الرمثا
Madaba Ma'dabā مادبا
Mafraq Al-Mafraq المفرق
Jerash Jarash جرش
Ma'an Ma'ān معان


Highway/Roads classification in Jordan

Main roads in Jordan (highway=primary)

Syntax: Official Highwaynumber ::: course ::: Distance ::: big cities passed by highway ::: informal name (if any)

  • 5 N-S As-Safawi - Az-Azraq - Ma'an - Border to Saudi Arabia
  • 10 W-E: Ma'ad - Irbid - Al Mafraq - Iraq
  • 15 Amman - Al Mafraq motorway. Ma'an - Al Quwayra (highway=motorway) (Desert Highway)
  • 25 Dera'a (Syria) - Ar-Ramtha - connects to Hw10 /// Amman - until Queen Intl. Alia Airport then changes name to Hw15
  • 30 Zarqa' - Az-Azraq
  • 35 N-S Irbid - Jerash - Amman - Madaba - Al-Karak - At-Tafila - Wadi Musa - Rajif Junction The King's Highway
  • 40 W-E northern Deadsea Junction - Amman - Sahab - Az-Azraq
  • 50 W-E Potash-City - Al-Karak - connects to HW15
  • 55 Irbid - Ajloun
  • 60 At-Tafila - connects to Hw15
  • 65 NW-SW 350km: Umm Qais - Aqaba - Saudi Border (Deadsea Road)
  • 122 Irbid - Umm Qais


Land use

It is advisable to tag a olive grove / orchard as follows:


Quality controls

Active mapper in Jordan

Kaart Groundwork

Kaart conducts ground surveys for improvements to OSM data. A list of editors can be found on the Kaart wiki page. Mapillary imagery from the Jordan drive can be viewed here.

Amman (February 2019)

  • Ground Focus - visual collection of street names and verification of oneway streets in Amman.
  • Issues - Street-name signs missing on newer streets; street signs with different names on a single street; oneway streets with hard to find or no indication signs.
  • Post Processing - checked road classifications, checked street name consistency in Arabic and English translations, added turn restrictions, included turning lanes, added pedestrian crossings, added surface types to roads, included road lanes and added additional and missing geometry.
Amman tracks 2019

See also