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Bundesland Hamburg
Stadt Hamburg
OSM Logo This user submits data to OpenStreetMap under the name
Coat of arms of Hamburg.svg Hauke-stieler hails from Hamburg.
Flag of Germany.svg This user hails from Germany
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.
en-3 This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
GitHub logo Hauke-stieler has an account on GitHub as @hauke96.
Website Hauke-stieler has a website.
Matrix user Hauke-stieler uses Matrix as
...? Hauke-stieler appreciates the use of Good changeset comments.
Go Do Some Mapping Hauke-stieler
prefers to go outside and map.
Pole multi attachement.png Hauke-stieler is interested in micromapping.
Wikidata logo Hauke-stieler links from OpenStreetMap to Wikidata
Flag of Germany.svg Hauke-stieler has mapped in Germany.
Flag of Iceland.svg Hauke-stieler has mapped in Iceland.
Flag of Norway.svg Hauke-stieler has mapped in Norway.
JOSM Hauke-stieler submits data to OpenStreetMap using JOSM.
OpenLayers logo.svg Hauke-stieler uses Openlayers, a JavaScript library for interactive maps.
Tux.svg Hauke-stieler uses a Linux-based computer.
Archlinux-logo-only.svg Hauke-stieler uses a computer running Arch Linux.
Hiker Hauke-stieler
is a hiker.
PublicTransportIcon Hauke-stieler
rides public transport.

Moin[1]. My name is Hauke and I'm a software engineer from Hamburg, Germany. I love everything around geodata, being outdoor and contribute to OSM since April 2019 with focus on cycle infrastructure, hiking trails, generally all streets/ways, hydrants, POIs and detailed mapping.

My mapping activities:

  • Cycle infrastructure (bicycle parking, cycleways, etc.)
  • Hiking: Trails, surfaces, landuses, guideposts, information boards, etc.
  • Hydrants
  • Streets, buildings, addresses, POIs
  • Detailed mapping (benches, street lamps, surfaces of ways, waste baskets, exact landuses, etc.)
  • In the past: Going through new notes on in the area of Hamburg, Germany (about five to ten new notes appear each day). Unfortunately I currently don’t have the time for that.

My non-mapping activities:

There are some more projects I work on listed below.


Mapping activities

Current activities


I add hydrants whenever I find them and try to organize by efforts.

Past activities

Problem with cycleway=street Hamburg

Success: This problem has been resolved.

Some user used the tag cycleway=street in Hamburg, Germany. To turn this into valid cycleway-tags there was some discussion and I created a map.

Proposals I initiated

  • tax_free_shopping: Some shops offer a direct tax-refund (e.g. at airports) or indirect refunds via third-party companies (e.g. "Global Blue"). The new key is duty_free=*.

HOT mapping

I contributed (or have been contributing) to projekts in Ghana and Malawi:

WIP/Paused: Cleanup of bollard tags

See Mechanical_Edits/hauke-stieler_bollard_cleanup_germany for further information. Haven't found the time to to this yet, but it's still on my agenda ... somewhere :D

Software development

Actively developed

  • SimpleTaskManager: A tasking manager (like the one from HOT or MapCraft) but simpler. (GitHub)
  • GeoNotes: An android app to create georeferences notes and photos. (F-Droids)
  • OSM Open: An web application to find open things at a specific point in time (e.g. everything that's open tomorrow at 15:30)
  • qgis-outdoor-map: A QGIS project to render my own hiking maps.

More or less abandoned projects

  • OSM OAuth 1A dummy server: FOR DEVELOPMENT USE ONLY! A server that emulates parts of the OSM API (OAuth and some user details API enpoints).
  • OSM changeset crawler: A quite fast analyser of changesets e.g. by keywords in comments or by missing source-tags.
  • GPX smoother: A tool to make recorded GPX tracks a bit smoother.
  • image2tiles: Cuts an image (e.g. a scan of a hiking map) into XYZ-tiles, which can e.g. used in JOSM.

Not related to OSM

  • wiki2book: A tool to turn multiple Wikipedia pages into good looking EPUB eBooks.
  • hugo-theme-hamburg: A theme for the hugo blog generator.
  • The Green Spot: My personal blog about hiking stuff I do and like.

More on my GitHub profile.

Other stuff I do

This wiki

Of course I also contribute to this wiki.


I'm doing workshops on topics like "how to contribute to OSM" at the university of Hamburg, Germany. For this purpose, I created slides introducing OSM, application, the data and how to contribute.

Other wikis

I also contribute to Wikipedia, Wikimedia commons and Wikidata as well.


Feel free to send me a message on or contact me e.g. via matrix.

  1. Moin (/ˈmɔɪn/) is a short greeting from northern Germany and it just means "Hello, long time to see, how are you? What a great day, isn't it?". Saying moin moin is also common but already considered to be a whole conversation.