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Learning Resources

This page provides a series of links to tutorials, videos and documents designed to help you learn how to contribute to OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) using various editors.

Introductory Level Tutorials


This site contains a variety of guides directed at the beginner contributing to OpenStreetMap (OSM). In addition, there are also introductory level materials to learn about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) initiative.

One-Minute Tutorial Videos



In order to contribute to the map you must use an editor. The most basic one available is iD. The following list provides some tutorials on how to use iD:

Using iD

Using iD for HOT

Intermediary Level Tutorials

The following list provides links to more advanced concepts related to OSM and HOT:



Advanced Level Tutorials

This section includes information on the advanced editor JOSM, contributing to HOT and validating other mappers edits:

Using JOSM

Using JOSM for HOT

Validating in JOSM

JOSM Extras and Add-Ons

POSM (Portable Open Street Map) Guides