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Author: plepe/OpenStreetBrowser/graphs/contributors
License: (free of charge)
Platform: Web
Version: 5.3 releases (2022-10-25)
Language: multiple languages
Source code: plepe/OpenStreetBrowser

Interactively browse not only the map but also the contained information.

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The OpenStreetBrowser ( is an application to 'browse' through the information in the displayed part of the map. The aim of the project is to provide a highly dynamic map that makes every mapped feature easily available to the user.


  • Browse map content in certain categories.
  • Wikipedia integration and images (from image, wikipedia, wikimedia_commons, wikidata tags)
  • It uses the Overpass API to access the map data and therefore (almost) up-to-date.
  • Export selected object or visible map features in various formats (GeoJSON, OSM formats).
  • You can create categories yourself, check this howto.
  • OpenStreetBrowser is already available in several languages. Follow this how-to to improve translations or create a new one!


OpenStreetBrowser started at the end of 2008. Since then it had its ups and downs - in 2016 it was no longer maintainable (it had its own database at that time which used a lot of expensive server resources) and I had to shut it down. In 2017 it was reborn with a new implementation which uses Overpass API. It's been running since then. Read about progress on the OpenStreetBrowser Blog.

How to contribute

Important modules

See also

External links