Organised Editing/Activities

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This page lists all organized editing activities as per the Organised Editing Guidelines. The list of ongoing activities is expected to be exhaustive. The list of completed activities may be archived from time to time.

Please add new activities ordered by start date.

Activities list

Name
(link to documentation page)
Organiser Area Status Start date End date Community contacted Community objections? Notes
Humanitarian Mapping Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Global Ongoing 2010 N/A Continually No Unresolved Complaints Improvement to the global map
University of Cambridge University Information Systems (details on wiki page) Cambridge UK and environs Ongoing 2011 N/A University of Cambridge OSM wiki page Dispute over original 2011 decision to use amenity=university on most buildings, but building=university will be fine Long predates organised editing guidelines, but added now as there is a systematic update about to start.


Will use #UCamMap tag on changeset comments from now on

Kreis Viersen Kreis Viersen - Katasteramt Kreis Viersen ongoing 2012 N/A continually update OSM-Data and use OSM-Data as own WMS
Kathmandu Living Labs Kathmandu Living Labs Global Ongoing 2013 N/A Continually None so far We are based in Kathmandu, Nepal. We do organized editing in Nepal and whole Asia region to improve the global map data through mapping trainings, sensitization, data validation, map-a-thons, different mapping projects and tools development.
Organised Editing/Activities/Telenav Telenav AU, CA, NZ, US Ongoing 2015 N/A
Updating assets of OMV group WIGeoGIS Europe Ongoing 2015 N/A Yes none so far
Furuhashi Laboratory User icon 2.svgMAPconcierge (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Global Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually None Improvement to the global map
Road Network Improvement Projects Kaart Global Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually Focus on data improvements pertinent to foundational data in OSM, primarily in road networks.
YouthMappers YouthMappers Global Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually /YouthMappers violate Organised Editing guidelines (2020 complaint by Mateusz Konieczny) Improvements to the global map and locally identified needs
Missing Maps Missing Maps Global Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually
Consolidated mapping projects - base roads check vs open data references System-users-3.svgaugustind (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),
System-users-3.svgNicolas Decoster (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),
User icon 2.svgSeverinGeo (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
West Africa (see Projects by country) Ongoing 2015 N/A Made locally None Improvement to the base road network (country scale)
Training Educators in Open Mapping & Spatial Citizenship TeachOSM Global Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually None Training educators in open mapping, globally and locally
Map_Corporation_(Iran) Shiveh Co, User icon 2.svgSosha Iran Ongoing 2015 N/A Continually None Fixing and editing data, completing and enhancing
UK Quarterly Project OSM UK United Kingdom Ongoing 2015 N/A Yes No (community organised) One project per quarter. Hashtag #ukqp
CartONG CartONG Global Ongoing 2015 N/A CartONG’s main mission is to put data at the service of humanitarian, development and social action projects.
OSM-editing & mapathons Helsinki Region Transport Helsinki Region Ongoing 2016 N/A Continually No Unresolved Complaints Map related improvements mainly based on customer feedback, traffic bulletins and information received from member municipalities
Missing Maps CZ & SK (wiki talk page) Core team CZ & SK Alive 2016 N/A
Entur Norwegian Public Transport Mapping Initiative entur.org Norway Ongoing 2017 N/A Yes, on daily basis None so far Improvements related to our work creating a national journey planner
Apple Apple Global Ongoing 2017 N/A Continually Feedback about missing hashtag addressed after about three months Improvement to the global map
Microsoft Open Maps Organized editing projects Oceania, Serbia, South America, Caribbean Ongoing 2017 N/A Continually Feedback addressed as the Community comments Improving the road network. Fixing present logical issues. Adding missing buildings.
Facebook Facebook Global Ongoing 2017 N/A Continually Feedback addressed as the Community comments. Mainly road mapping and existing data fixes
Smapp Fa:Snapp Iran Ongoing 2018 N/A Continually None Fixing and adding highway, improve data
Amazon Organised_Editing/Activities/Amazon US, UK, DE, UAE Ongoing 2018 N/A Continually Feedback addressed as the Community comments. Improvement of road network
Lyft Lyft Ca, Us Ongoing 2018 N/A Continually Feedback addressed as the Community comments. Improvement of road network
Map roads and streets Lightcyphers MD , RO Ongoing 2018 N/A Continually about wiki pages only
TIDBO DHP11 Global Ongoing 2018 2022 Improvements to the global map.
Missing Maps Zürich System-users-3.svgcaptaininler (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),
System-users-3.svgkalakaru (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),
System-users-3.svgtazara (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)
Global Ongoing 2018 N/A
Akros Akros Zambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Rwanda Ongoing 2018 N/A Yes 855 643 uses of tag that should not be used (mapped objects should not be graffitied/marked as owned) - fix is promised, further mistaken tags will not be added. Mapping Residential Structures to inform health interventions usingReveal (codenamed mspray for example in user account names)
Rocketdata import System-users-3.svgkate_rocketdata (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),System-users-3.svgMary_RocketData (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),System-users-3.svgSveta_RocketData (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Global Ongoing 2018 Yes Importing data from company owners using the Rocketdata.io service
Grab Grab South East Asia Ongoing 2018 N/A Continually unusual tags being used Improving the map for South East Asian countries.
Road Completion project OpenStreetMap Belgium Belgium Ongoing 2018 N/A Yes None Comparison of official road network datasets in Belgium to add the missing roads.
Unite Maps Initiative UN Mappers Somalia, DRC, CAR, Mali, South Sudan, Abyiei Ongoing 2018-11 N/A Locally problem with landuse in central Africa, mostly East Congo Production of topographic data on OSM for UN Peacekeeping missions.
Zone de secours Hainaut Centre Zone de secours Hainaut Centre (SIG_ZHC_Poste_LLV) Belgium, Soignies-Binche Ongoing 2018-11 www.zhc.be
National Trust Paths National Trust England, Wales, Northern Ireland On Hold 2019 TBC Yes No objections, some discussion/feedback on tagging schema Improvement to paths and access tags in England, Wales and NI. Project currently on hold.
Mapping Mobility Stockport Open Data Manchester England Ongoing 2019 N/A
Neshan Rajman Information Structures Iran Ongoing 2019 N/A
Detour routes Baden-Württemberg Landesstelle für Straßentechnik BW Baden-Württemberg, Germany Ongoing 2019 N/A Planned Improvements of official detour routes in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Rega REGA Schweizerische Rettungsflugwacht CH, D, F, I, A Ongoing 2019 N/A Yes No objections Fixing and editing data, important for air rescue services
Mapping for GOAT (Geo Open Accessibility Tool) Technical University Munich Munich, Fürstenfeldbruck, Freising Ongoing 2019 N/A Yes Feedback addressed as the Community comments. Improving the road network, Points-of-Interest and buildings to provide better accessibility analyses.
Organised Editing/Activities/In the UK Mapbox United Kingdom Ongoing 2019, 2022 N/A In forum None Roads improvement.
Lüneburg Maps Zukunftsstadt Lüneburg 2030+ Lüneburg, Germany Ongoing 2019-04 N/A Yes About wiki page Goal: Bicycle plan ( + app) for the city of Lüneburg including "Radschönrouten" = scenic routes with little traffic.
Mapbox organized editing projects Mapbox Global Ongoing No objections. Fixing data from customer feedback and internal validation process
Schutz und Rettung Zürich - Data Schutz und Rettung Zürich Switzerland Ongoing 2019-06 N/A Yes No objections, but would be nice Fixing and editing data, important for rescue services
Updating carsharing stations of stadtmobil group karlsruhe.stadtmobil.de Germany Ongoing 2019-06 in planning none so far
Cleaning and completion of the Quebec Province for routing and land use Chaire Mobilité [1] Quebec, Canada (mostly Montreal area as of 2021)

Drummondville area 100% completed in 2020

Ongoing 2019-08 N/A Yes No unresolved complaints, some edits from contributors outside Quebec create some issues, but we resolve them manually when they occur. Fixing and editing data, completing and enhancing. Realigning roads using official geodesic precise locations and local aerial imagery. Adding separate sidewalks, crossings, cycleways, service roads, access roads, parkings with capacities, number of lanes, turn lanes, traffic lights, stop signs, etc. Adding shops and industries qith addresses, residential areas with number of flats and main/home/shop entrances to all buildings except homes with less than 4 flats.
Mapathon Keralam Kerala State IT Mission Kerala,India Ongoing Oct 2019-2020 Continually
Projet du mois (project of the month) French community FR Ongoing 2020 Continually None so far None so far Coordinated efforts from the local community over a specific topic using the https://projetdumois.fr website
Mapy.cz Mapy.cz Global Ongoing 2020 N/A Mapy.cz/PM to Mamutinka reminding about Organised Editing Guidelines + Mapy.cz/email to contact point reminding about missed part in Organised Editing Guidelines - handled Improvement to the global map
Resolve linting issues in Germany Mapbox Germany Ongoing 2020-2022 N/A In forum See Organised Editing/Activities/resolve linting issues in Germany#Problems Fixing and editing already existing data. More detail on specific page.
Resolve linting issues in France Mapbox France Ongoing 2020-2022 N/A In mail list None Fixing and editing already existing data.
Resolve linting issues in Netherlands Mapbox Netherlands Ongoing 2020-2022 N/A In forum None Fixing and editing already existing data.
Castle Project Swiss OSM (Geonick) Switzerland Ongoing 2020 N/A Yes None A cooperation of Wikimedia CH and the Swiss local chapter.
Sykkelprosjekt, Buskerudbyen Buskerudbyen / Syklistenes Landsforening Viken fylkeskommune, Norway Ongoing 2020 N/A In forum None Making the map better for bicyclists in the Viken area of Norway.
Climate TRACE Climate TRACE Global Ongoing 2020 N/A In forum No unresolved complaints Improving mapping of power plants and other industrial facilities.
Disaster mapping in Kerala Haritha Kerala Mission/SPACE/SOMA Kerala Ongoing 2020 N/A Yes None Improving datasets, Mapping road network, streams etc
Organised Editing/Activites/Bolt Bolt Global Ongoing 2020 N/A Continually Talk:Organised_Editing/Activites/Bolt#Poland_-_contact_with_community
EqualStreetNames project EqualStreetNames Global Ongoing January 2020 N/A Adding `name:etymology:wikidata` tags to be able to create a map visualizing the street names of a city by gender.
SSSI National Bushfire Recovery Map-a-thon Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI) AU Ongoing 2020-02-09 N/A
Operation Fistula Madagascar Mapping Operation Fistula Madagascar Ongoing March 2020 N/A Yes None Base map added remotely + POIs from the field
UKRI GCRF URBE LatAm UKRI GCRF project URBE LatAM Rio de Janeiro and Medellín Ongoing April 2020 October 2022 Yes - Latam OSM mailing list Comments and objections will be addressed as they arise. Co-productively adding marginalised urban neighbourhoods to the map with residents and community leaders.
Leitstelle Tirol Leitstelle Tirol Tyrol, Austria Ongoing June 2020 N/A In planning No objections Fixing and editing data, important for rescue services
StreetLight Data, Inc StreetLight Data, Inc. United States, Canada Ongoing July 2020 Ongoing Planned Improve data related to transportation infrastructure. We use the #streetlight tag on changeset comments.
Zartico Zartico Global Ongoing 2021 Yes Improving the location boundaries and mapping new locations
MapatonMovilidadMadrid System-users-3.svgkresp0 (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),System-users-3.svgPuxan (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.),System-users-3.svglanxana (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Madrid, Spain Ongoing 2021 Yes Improving street data
Participatory mapping in Tajikistan Little Earth, CartONG Tajikistan Ongoing 2021 2022 Yes None The goals are to support climate change adaptation in rural Tajikistan through participatory mapping and to impulse an OSM community in Tajikistan.
TomTom TomTom Global Ongoing 2021 N/A Continually
Resolve linting issues in Belgium Mapbox Belgium Ongoing 2021-2022 N/A Yes, in forum and through element.io No objections. Fixing and editing already existing data.
Resolve linting issues in Michigan Mapbox Michigan Сlosed 2021 N/A In Slack channel No objections. Fixing and editing already existing data.
Resolve linting issues in the USA Mapbox USA Ongoing 2021-2022 N/A Yes, in Slack Fixing and editing already existing data.
Mapping missing streets in the USA Mapbox USA Ongoing 2021 N/A In Slack channel Adding new roads.
Resolving lintings problems in the UK Mapbox UK Planning 2021-2022 N/A Yes https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2021-September/027790.html https://lists.openstreetmap.org/pipermail/talk-gb/2021-September/027773.html and other problems mentioned in that threads Fixing and editing already existing data.
Regionalleitstelle Jena Berufsfeuerwehr (Fire department) Jena Thuringia, Germany Ongoing 2021 N/A Planned Fixing and editing data, important for rescue services
Ciclabilità Milano AMAT Italia Ongoing 2021 N/A Through mailing list N/A Mapping existing cycle infrastructure.
komoot komoot Global Ongoing 2021 N/A Yes, through mailing list Improvement to the global map
BEG -Barrierefreiheit 4ÖPNV Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) Bavaria, Germany Ongoing 2021-02 N/A Yes, through BEG Wiki page and local OSM meetup None Fixing and editing already existing public transport data.
YNCORIS - Standorterfassung YNCORIS Gmbh & Co. KG Hürth, Germany Ongoing 2021-02 N/A None Improvement of the Chemiepark Knapsack area in Hürth, Germany to improve OSM usage for our internal GIS documentation setup.
Acre Inundações/Floods 2021 University of Warwick/ Secretariat of the Environment of the State of Acre Acre, Brazil Ongoing March 2021 N/A Continually None Adding buildings and roads in 10 municipalities across the State of Acre, Brazil
Mapbox mapping roads in the USA Mapbox USA Ongoing May 2021 N/A Yes, through Slack channel None Road improvments
Notes resolution in Colombia MaptimeBogota Colombia Ongoing 2021-05 N/A Continually, by OSM Colombia in Telegram. None. Resolve the old opened notes in Colombia, and keep a small quantity of recently opened notes.
VK Maps Team VK Maps Team (former Maps Mail.ru Team) Russia Ongoing April 2021 N/A Yes Adding and fixing buildings, addresses, residential roads.
Mapping Missing Streets in Italy Mapbox Italy Ongoing June 2021 N/A Yes None Adding New Roads
Resolve linting issues in Italy Mapbox Italy Ongoing June 2021-2022 N/A Yes Damaging data flagged by validator rather than repairing it Fixing and editing already existing data.
Mapping Mt Ushba User icon 2.svgMathi (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.)for the Institute of Cartography at the TU Dresden Georgia Ongoing July 2021 N/A Yes, trough mailing list Data improvement and field work for map production
Resolving lintings problems in Canada Mapbox Canada Ongoing July 2021-2022 N/A Yes Fixing and editing already existing data.
Resolving lintings problems in Denmark Mapbox Denmark Planning July 2021, 2022 N/A Yes Fixing and editing already existing data.
Mapping turn restrictions in USA Mapbox USA Ongoing August 2021 N/A Yes The goal is to enrich the map with turn restrictions.
Rhyviere project : mapping Sahatona & Bealana areas, Madagascar Les Libres Géographes & OSM MG mappers Madagascar, Sahatona & Bealanana areas Ongoing 2021-08 2021-12 Made locally None Improvement to the global map
Buskerudbyen Buskerudbyen local authority Norway Ongoing 2021-09 Forum Some hesitation but no firm complaint so far. We are keen to engage with the OSM community. Mapping existing and planned cycle infrastructure.
Snap (company behind Snapchat) mapping disputed boundaries Snap Inc Global Ongoing 2021-10 2021-10 Yes, through diary posts mixed reactions, some people objected to having border claims in OSM, others found it useful Disputed border tagging
INUMO Emerging City Lab - Addis Ababa Ethiopia Ongoing December 2021 Yes, through mailing list None Mapping of transport infrastructure and landuses for a joint Ethiopian-German research project
KochiTransport Geominds, Jungle Bus, osm kerala community & Others Greater Cochin Ongoing 2021 2022 Continually Improvement to Public Transport Information in Greater Cochin Development Authority area, Kerala
Kontur Kontur Global Ongoing 2021 N/A Continually Kontur edits administrative boundaries and checks population tags
Perkumpulan OpenStreetMap Indonesia Perkumpulan OpenStreetMap Indonesia Indonesia Ongoing 2017 N/A Continually None A non-profit organization that aims to promote and enhance the use of OpenStreetMap Data for the development and humanitarian sectors through mapping and capacity development to the community in Indonesia.
GeoHealthLab GeoHealthLab Southeast Asia Ongoing 2021 N/A
Adding missing buildings in Porto Mapbox Portugal Ongoing 12/10/2021 12/17/2021 Yes, via Mail list None The huge number of buildings in Porto missing on OSM.

Our plan is to review most of missing buildings in Porto and add them on OSM.

INUMO Emerging City Lab - Addis Ababa Weimar, Germany Planned 2021 Yes, via mailing list Adding of parking data to the street network
AED mapping campaign in Poland Stowarzyszenie OpenStreetMap Polska Poland Ongoing late 2021 ? ? None AED mapping that is planned to involve making map displaying mapped AED, promoting mapping AED in community and reaching out to potential contributors, involving local government and other organizations etc
Resolving lintings problems in Spain Mapbox Spain Planned February 2022 N/A Planned Fixing and editing already existing data.
Ciudades Amigables para todos Universidad de Deusto y Zerbikas Fundazioa Spain Ongoing February 2022 February 2022 Yes, via mailing list None so far Mapping of elements related to accessibility and disabilities mainly of sidewalks, footpaths and entrances. More information could be found on the project webpage.

Finished activities

The activities were moved here, once the end date had passed if there was no indication that it is still ongoing.

Name
(link to documentation page)
Organiser Area Status Start date End date Community contacted Community objections? Notes
Organised Editing/Activities/Water Go (Taiwan) Taiwan Environment Information Association, OpenStreetMap Taiwan, User:Arianit Taiwan Ongoing 2015-04 2019-07 Yes, through Hackpad and Facebook Group. No objections. Suggestions and improvement ongoing. Mapping of drinking water and place where supply water in Taiwan.
Kosovo streets mapathon User:Arianit, Pristina Hackerspace Kosovo Post-Event Clean Up happening, mapping still going on 2019-03-16 2019-03-16 Yes None Mapathon to map missing roads and names from open data.
Mapathon of Lake Itasy, Madagascar OSM MG, Les Libres Géographes Madagascar, Lake Itasy Ongoing 2019-04 2019-04 Made locally None Improvement to the global map
Plan for the removal of architectural barriers (PEBA), Padua (Italy) Local administration of Padua (Italy).

Coordinator of mapping activities System-users-3.svgAlesarrett.

City of Padua (Italy) Ongoing 2019-04 2019-07 Yes, through Italian mailing list and Telegram channel. No objections. Suggestions and improvement ongoing. Mapping of elements related to accessibility and disabilities mainly of sidewalks and footpaths. Documentation page currently in Italian.
Crowd2Map Tanzania http://crowd2map.org/ Tanzania Ongoing 2019-04 2019-07 Made locally None Improvement to the global map.
GAL Cusco, Peru GAL School Peru Cusco, Peru Ongoing 2019-01 2019-09 Made locally None Improvement to the global map.
Deletion of building duplicates in Indonesia Mapbox Indonesia Reopened 2020 2020-11-20, 2021-04 Yes None Deletion of building duplicates in Indonesia
University of Oulu, Position based analyses and services in geography course 2020 System-users-3.svgAOJN (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) Oulu, Finland Completed 2020 2020 Yes
smartdemography smartdemography Kreis Recklinghausen, Germany Ongoing 2020-01-15 2021-01-31
TfL Cycling Infrastructure Database London Cycling Campaign / CycleStreets / Transport for London London, United Kingdom Ongoing 2020-06 2020-07 Yes No objections. Conflation of large-scale cycling infrastructure data collected by Transport for London.
Crowd4Access project Insight Centre for Data Analytics Ireland Planning 2020-09 2021-03 Mapping of footpaths/sidewalks and street crossings taking into consideration accessibility elements such as kerb type and presence of tactile paving.
Mapping of hamlets and assets of the Federation of native communities of the Ucayali and tributaries FECONAU User icon 2.svgjohnarupire (on osm, edits, contrib, heatmap, chngset com.) from OSMPerú Peru Ongoing 2020-12 2021-02 yes, in telegram group and mailing list. None Adding and improving hamlets, buildings, road network and waterways.
University of Oulu, Position based analyses and services in geography course 2021 Erika Oulu, Finland Completed 2021-03 2021-04 Yes
Adding level crossings in France Mapbox France Finished 2021-03 2021-04 Through mailing list None Adding level crossings and fixing tagging
ViaLibera?! project Partner of the project Municipality 9, City of Milan (Italy) Ongoing 2020-07 2021-09 Yes, through Italian mailing list and forum. No objections. Mapping of elements related to accessibility. Documentation page currently in Italian.

Sample activities

Name
(link to documentation page)
Organiser Area Status Start date End date Community contacted Community objections? Notes
Example City Lamppost Mapping Electricians Without Borders Example City, Imaginary Country Waiting for community feedback November 2018 Summer 2019 Yes, emailed talk-example ML N/A Sample activity
South Side Secondary School Mapping Project South Side Secondary School Example City, Imaginary Country Received community feedback February 2019 February 2019 Yes, post on South Side OSM forum, and attended South Side OSM Meetup Minor corrections to presentation, will contact community again once fixed. Sample education activity
Shoreditch Addresses Map Vandals Faker London, Fake Britain Ongoing 15 February 2019 mid-April 2019 Yes, many posts to local ML. Updated training material based on community feedback Sample map-for-hire activity
Trains of Botswana mapathon Slant Grater Alternate Universe Botswana Waiting for community feedback Posted to talk-botswana-alternate ML. 3 February 2019 A few days after for cleanup No Sample mapathon activity

See also