Jungle Bus mobile app

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Jungle Bus
Author: Jungle Bus association
License: GNU General Public License v3 (free of charge)
Platform: Android
Status: Unmaintained
Version: 3.0.23 (2018-07-10)
Languages: French and English
Website: https://junglebus.io/
Source code: https://github.com/mapsquare/osm-contributor
Programming language: Java

Jungle Bus Mapping Tool. Latest Material Design, add/edit/delete features for bus stops only.

Logo Jungle Bus - appli mobile 1 fond blanc.png

Jungle Bus was an Android app for on-site bus stop collection. It is no longer available nor under active development.

It's dedicated to a new generation of users that don't have the patience to learn complicated tools. It's simple, straightforward and efficient.

This java-based app is a fork of OSM Contributor edited by the company Jawg Maps for the Jungle Bus project.

Jungle bus animation-screens.gif


The main goal is to allow a small group of contributors to simply collect all bus stops within a city to create a transport map.

It's based on the Nicaraguan successful Mapanica project that produced the first Transport map of Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. It's the first transport map of central America.

The Jungle Bus project produces tools to lower the entry barriers for such a project, such as (but not limited to) the Jungle Bus mobile app.

Key features

Available since mid-2017:

  • Display bus stops all over the world
  • Easy to create/move/delete bus stops
  • Edit details of bus stops such as presence of a shelter or a bench
  • Download a zone to work offline: works even in the jungle
  • Introduction tutorial for beginners
  • Contribute with your own OSM account. Create an OSM account with your Google account if needed


The app is currently available in French, English, Spanish, German, Russian, Polish, Portuguese and Japanese.

Please help us translate it in your own language.

Released in 2017

  • Support public_transport V2 model
  • Even simpler forms
  • Several bug stability fixes
  • Automatic loading of the data while zooming-in on the map
  • translation in Japanese

Upcoming features

Soon to be released (in 2018):

  • Automatic upload of the data
  • Simpler Log-in screen
  • Data to be loaded and stored in vectorial format: quicker UI, quicker data loading and less space used to store local data
  • Relation edit: add bus relations to bus stops
  • Take a bus_stop picture and upload it automatically to Mapillary / possible to use your own Mapillary account / add a Mapillary=* tag to the bus stop
  • GPS tracking / upload the GPS trace in OSM
  • More translations