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Latitude: (38.15, Longitude: 24.99
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Greece is a Country in Europe at latitude 38° 9′ 0″ North, longitude 24° 59′ 24″ East.

This page contains information relating to mapping activity that is specific to Greece.


People mapping in Greece, you may add your user page to Category:Users in Greece .

OSM Forum

Για είσοδο στο forum χρησιμοποιήστε τα ίδια username και password με το OpenStreetMap.


If you are in to IRC, there is irc:// #osm-gr.

Administrative Boundaries

Here is a list of relations for greek Peripheries and Prefectures

Peripheries and Prefectures (relations).

Administrative levels

  • admin_level=2 - National border (Εθνικά Σύνορα)
  • admin_level=3 - Decentralized Administration border (Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση) - optional
  • admin_level=4 - Periphery border (Περιφέρεια) (Υπάρχουν ήδη)
  • admin_level=5 - no current use
  • admin_level=6 - Prefecture border (Νομός) (Υπάρχουν ήδη)
  • admin_level=8 - Municipality border (Δήμος) (Υπάρχουν αρκετοί αλλά όχι όλοι).
  • admin_level=9 - Municipality Unity border (Δημοτική Ενότητα)
  • admin_level=10 - Municipal Community border (Κοινότητα)
  • admin_level=11 - Electoral District border (εκλογικό διαμέρισμα), Village, settlement +/- neighborhood (Χωριό, οικισμός +/- συνοικία)

--Nikospag 10:27, 9 March 2012 (UTC) nikospag

Here is a proposal page(actually the talk page) of administrative boundaries for Greece: Talk:Key:boundary#Greece

  • Administrative boundaries need to be updated according to the administrative reform. Please have a look at this talk page again

Bing imagery and issues

Bing imagery is available for Greece. Sometimes the imagery doesn't match to the gps traces that are done in a geographic area. Then one has to align the Bing imagery correctly. It depends on the area:

  • Corfu(Κέρκυρα): --> Easting: 3.07661E-6 and Northing: 6.02635E-7

In mountaineous regions the correct alignment can change several times within hundred meters.

θέματα με το Nominatim

Το Nominatim είναι λογισμικό του OpenStreetMap που χρησιμοποιείται για να μπορεί ένα άτομο να αναζητήσει σημεία(όπως συνοικίες, διευθύνσεις κτλ.). Το Nominatim χρησιμοποιείται στην κεντρική σελίδα αναζήτησης του OpenStreetMap.

Περιφέρεια Κεντρικής Μακεδονίας

Νομός Θεσσαλονίκης

Στην Θεσσαλονίκη η Μενεμένη, οι Αμπελόκηποι και η Πολίχνη ήταν με τις ετικέτες place=town , δηλαδή "Μέρος κωμόπολη". Αυτά τα σημεία δεν μπορούν να θεωρηθούν "κωμόπολη" λόγο ότι βρίσκονται μέσα στην Θεσσαλονίκη, η 2η μεγαλύτερη πόλη της Ελλάδας. Τα έβγαλα και έβαλα "συνοικία"(place=suburb). Εάν κάποιο/κάποια από αυτά δεν είναι σωστά παρακαλώ βοηθήστε και διορθώστε τα.

Περιφέρεια Ιονίων Νήσων

Νομός Κέρκυρας

Gymnasio Lefkimmis: Nominatim "thinks" it is located in "Zagori". That is because "Zagori" is a node and it doesn't specify an area, so Nominatim "believes" that it covers a huge area. This can be resolved by changing some tags for the node, then specify the boundaries for the Prefecture it is located in(which is Νομός Ιωαννίνων). donating aerial imagery covering all areas of Greece?

Tags that are used in Greece

Keys and Values specific to Greece

Ιόνια νησιά (Ionian Islands)


Κρήτη (Crete)



Thessaloniki Prefecture


Municipality of Sykies

wikipedia:en:Sykies I would like for some time to add streetnames from a map of the technical department of this municipality. To do that I need to ask for permission or if they can free the data. Logictheo 08:51, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

Aegean Islands


Κέρκυρα (Corfu)

Lets start mapping Corfu, someone has already started. Within the next couple of months we will get some GPS units in Corfu ---unsigned by Samdee21 10:22, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

South Aegean



I have done a lot of cycling the last week, so in a few days time a will add 300 km of cycling, pedestrian, track, etc etc.... In the neigbourhood of Kalavarda. Please check my spelling, cause it is a bit of a hassle with all those Greek symbols. GercoKees 12:41, 22 April 2008 (UTC)

Chios island

wikipedia:en:Chios Anyone interested in mapping leave me a message! --Life Support Systems 12:11, 18 April 2010 (UTC)



The major road network of Sifnos seems to be done. A few of the major footpaths, beaches and POIs are done. Matt 21:04, 10 August 2009 (UTC)


The major road network (all surfaced roads) is done. Some (~20%, maybe) of the unsurfaced roads are done. A few beaches are done. A fair number of POIs in the Chora are present. --Matt 17:07, 31 August 2011 (BST)

Road names language

see Bilingual_names
Η συζήτηση μεταφέρθηκε εδώ(στη σελίδα συζήτησης)
The discussion was moved here(to the talk page)

This might be unrelated but on the same topic. A rendering of bilingual names as well as local language and English

Network hierarchy

Unlike the UK, the road classification system is poorly publicised, meaning that OpenStreetMap contributors such as Amaroussi have to do further research to find the system for secondary and tertiary roads.

Roads without divider markings, asphalt or even gravel surfaces can be considered tertiary roads if it is the only route to reach a given village, or cross a range of mountains. Ultimately, a great road map of Greece must show drivers the most convenient way to settlements, and useful shortcuts through or around the mountains.

This might change soon, please see Talk:WikiProject_Greece#2013_changes_to_road_classification.

Highway key Ref Description Colour on Mapnik Recommended colour
highway=motorway ref=A6 Motorway (Autokinitódromos)
For a list of Greek Motorways click here.
Blue Green
highway=trunk ref=EO91 Motor-road (Odós tacheías kykloforías)
Green Blue
highway=primary ref=EO8 National road (Ethnikí odó)
For a list of Greek National Roads click here.
highway=secondary ref=ΕΠ8 Provincial road (Eparchiaki odó)
discussion source (PDF)
source:ref=Government Gazette of 8 February 1956, Issue 47 is optional but recommended given that the numbering is new to OSM.
For a list of Greek Provincial Roads click here.
highway=tertiary N/A Roads that directly run between neighbourhoods and villages, or connect them to the roads above. They are rarely dead-end roads but if they are then the end-point must be the centre of a village. For remote islands, you may include ferry port entraces. Yellow
highway=minor N/A Any other roads that are not dead-end. White
N/A Everything else.

The condition of classified roads vary greatly: Greek law assigned numbers to roads with an expectation that they would be upgraded to a desired standard as soon as possible, but progress is currently very patchy, with money being very scarce and some stretches of provincial roads being nothing more than single-line gravel tracks suitable only for cars. This is where surface=* becomes essential.

Public Transport

Public Transport on Crete

Quality control