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The project page in Spanish may contain more and more up-to-date information.
Panama, Central America, North America

latitude: 8.4, longitude: -80.25
Browse map of Panama 8°24′00.00″ N, 80°15′00.00″ W
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Panama is a country in Central America, North America at latitude 8°24′00.00″ North, longitude 80°15′00.00″ West.
Flag of Panama Panama Mapping Project,
the home of Panama on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Panama!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of Panama.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Panama.


there are two Telegram groups dedicated to editing Panama: Comunidad OSM Panama and OpenStreetMap Panamá



Organised editing

Administrative borders

We have access to pdf documents containing the law that completely (but only textually) describe the border of provinces, districts, etc. Page is in Spanish, as are Panamanian laws. Panama/Proyectos/División Administrativa.



Map Status


Open Notes

Open OSM Notes relating to Panama.


See ES:Panamá#Directrices de mapeo (in Spanish).

Community Channels


ISS Imagery

The International Space Station has taken images of the Panama Canal and surrounding cities several times over the last few years. Each time the area is imaged there are about 10-20 images taken that can be stitched together to make a layer of the whole area at that particular instant. I have begun rectifying some of these images from the December 2009 pass over the area. The images are not quite as good as the Bing highres images, but they cover areas that are cloudy in the Bing images and are good enough to trace rough building footprints from. The imagery layer (see it online here) can be activated in JOSM with the following WMS link:


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