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Malaysia, Southeastern Asia
latitude: 4.204, longitude: 109.171
Browse map of Malaysia 4°12′14.40″ N, 109°10′15.60″ E
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Malaysia is a country in Southeastern Asia at latitude 4°12′14.40″ North, longitude 109°10′15.60″ East.

OpenStreetMap images (and underlying map data) are freely available under OpenStreetMap License.

Welcome

Hello and welcome to WikiProject Malaysia!

New to OpenStreetMap? You may find that the Beginners' Guide is useful as a stepping stone to further get involved in OpenStreetMap.

Questions? Discussions? You are invited to join the official OpenStreetMap community forum. The Malaysian community forum is also there, so feel free to post anything related (not spam though). In addition, OpenStreetMap Q&A based help forum is another channel to get a fast response.

This page roughly gives some hint about the specific ways to tag a lot of stuff in the Malaysian context. To maintain the map quality over Malaysia with respect to the rest of the world, there should be some sort of convention. Any constructive feedback is really appreciated, do speak your mind in the Malaysian community forum!

Penutur bahasa Melayu?
Jemput ke halaman Wiki OpenStreetMap yang diterjemahkan dalam bahasa Melayu.

Conventions

These pages describe the conventions to tag Malaysian highways, waterways, names, etc.

How to map a place name? Easy. Just describe the place, as shown on erected signs! Not sure what the name is? Leave it blank - no need to make up for it! The description of the points themselves will do their work!

Data Sources

For more details on this topic, see WikiProject Malaysia/Data Sources and Contribute map data.

As a kind reminder, besides your knowledge, these are the other sources that can be used to put data into OpenStreetMap.

Permitted data sources

Please make full use of anything that comes with the editor. It doesn't hurt to read more about these, in fact, it may help you save a lot of time in the future.

Forbidden data sources

The iD editor would display this reminder

   DO NOT    copy from these sources - even names of things! This can lead to troubles like this. Anything that says something like "copyright reserved" is definitely not OK.

  • Google Maps, Google Satellite, Google Earth and Google Street View[1]‍‍[2]‍‍[3]
  • Waze[4]
  • HERE Maps[5]
  • Wikipedia and Wikidata[6][7]
  • Wikimapia[8]
  • Malfreemaps[9] or Malsingmaps[10]

Routable Maps of Malaysia

Some (third-party) apps do offer offline routing for Malaysia. For example: MAPS.ME and OsmAnd apps which is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

Those who fancy online maps might want to check out Open Source Routing Machine; (wiki) which updates every 12 hours, Mapcat (wiki) or even Mapquest (wiki).

For Garmin devices, options such as Lambertus's routable maps for Garmin devices is a thing. Osm2mp converts OpenStreetMap data into Polish map format (MP). mkgmap (Mkgmap wiki) converts OpenStreetMap data into Garmin img map (IMG). Read more about OSM Map On Garmin.

Resources and external links

Wikipedia

OSM related links


Recommended readings

The followings are recommended readings for everyone

Other crowdsource mapping communities in Malaysia

  • Malfreemaps - Malaysia and Singapore free [Garmin] maps project
  • Malsingmaps - [Garmin] GPS Portal of Malaysia and Singapore

References