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Greece, Europe
Latitude: 38.15, Longitude: 24.99
Browse Greece map 38° 9′ 0″ N, 24° 59′ 24″ E
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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.



WANTED: a healthy and thriving community of Greek road fans and mappers from Greece and all corners of the world. Enquire below:

People mapping in Greece can add their user page to Category:Users in Greece.



Greek is the official language of Greece. By default:

  • name=* is for the Greek name (e.g. Ελλάδα)
  • name:el=* is also for the Greek name, optional but encouraged for sake of completeness.
  • ref=* uses the Greek alphabet (e.g. Α1, ΕΟ1 and ΕΠ1).

For long names:

  • official_name=* is for the long Greek name (e.g. Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου, as opposed to just Πελοποννήσου, Δυτικής Ελλάδας και Ιονίου).

Most signs have transliterations that use the Latin alphabet (see

  • int_name=* is for the Latin transliteration.
  • name:en=* is for the English name.
  • name:ca=* is for the Catalan name.
  • name:sv=* is for the Swedish name.
  • and so on…

See Multilingual names, or you can join the discussion here.



In most of Greece, Bing satellite imagery is acceptable detailed to trace in most features. They are useful for tracing routes to "unconnected" villages and so on, but please respect subsequent developments, since satellite imagery can easily go out of date. If Bing does not have imagery for an area you want to trace, try other compatible satellite imagery or check back later, as Bing periodically updates more areas to acceptable detail.

As with any imagery sources in the world, terrain can distort the imagery, making roads appear to deviate from the GPS traces: sometimes, the scale of deviation can change rapidly. In such cases, the editor should realign the Bing imagery accordingly, but consider the quality of the GPS trace as well. How much you need to realign the imagery will depend on the area you are tracing. For example: in Corfu(Κέρκυρα), you should realign by Easting: 3.07661E-6 and Northing: 6.02635E-7.

issues with Nominatim

Nominatim is software used to search places, adresses etc in


In Thessaloniki, Menemeni, Ampelokipoi and Polichni were tagged place=town..these places can't be towns because they are within Thessaloniki conurbation.


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. donating aerial imagery covering all areas of Greece?


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)

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)


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)

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