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Islamic Republic of Iran, Asia

latitude: 32.648, longitude: 53.564
boundary: 304938, label: 424298311
Browse map of Iran 32°38′52.80″ N, 53°33′50.40″ E
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Islamic Republic of Iran is a country in Asia at latitude 32°38′52.80″ North, longitude 53°33′50.40″ East.
Flag of Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Mapping Project,
the home of Iran on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Salam Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Iran!
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 Iran.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Iran.

This page contains information about mapping activities related to Iran country. Feel free to give opinions and discussions in discussion tab about things related to this page.

Mapping conventions

The Iran/Tagging rules contains a summary of mapping conventions specific to Iran. As much as possible, mapping and tagging should follow the conventions set by the OpenStreetMap community as a whole, such as indicated in pages like Map Features, Feature Index, and Editing Standards and Conventions.


The largest and most active community of Iran OSM users is currently taking place on Telegram Chat group "OSM Iran". You can join this group via our OpenStreetMapIR telegram channel.

We also have a subforum on OpenStreetMap forum, which is the second active channel to contact Iranian community.

There is also a mailing list set up for Iranian mappers. You can join the list here.


Iran has 31 Provinces.

Province Capital
Alborz Karaj
Ardabil Ardabil
Azarbayjan Gharbi Orumiyeh
Azarbayjan Sharghi Tabriz
Bushehr Bushehr
Chaharmahal va Bakhtiari Shahr Kord
Isfahan Isfahan
Fars Shiraz
Gilan Rasht
Golestan Gorgan
Hamedan Hamedan
Hormozgan Bandar Abbas
Ilam Ilam
Kerman Kerman
Kermanshah Kermanshah
Khorasan jonubi Birjand
Khorasan Razavi Mashhad
Khorasan Shomali Bojnurd
Khuzestan Ahwaz
Kohgiluyeh va Boyer-Ahmad Yasuj
Kordestan Sanandaj
Lorestan Khoram Abad
Markazi Arak
Mazandaran Sari
Qazvin Qazvin
Qom Qom
Semnan Semnan
Sistan va Baluchestan Zahedan
Tehran ⭐️ Tehran
Yazd Yazd
Zanjan Zanjan

Goals & Projects

If you have a goal that you are working towards or one that you would like to see get done (and are maybe willing to get the ball rolling) then add it to the list here, create a section where it can be coordinated and tracked, and a way of measuring progress. And then get on with it :-)


Name Project Progress Difficulty Priority
Iran Sharp Angle Roads 100 % Easy N/A
Iran Floating Ways 100 % Normal N/A
Iran Crossing Roads Check 56 % Normal N/A
Adding Iran towns population tag 100 % Normal N/A
Iran runways correction 100 % Easy N/A
Adding "turn=reverse" to Iran U-turn road links 1 % Easy High
edit place=town tag 0 % Easy Medium
edit highway=living_street tag 0 % Normal Medium
delete place=locality on cities and towns 0 % Expert Low
edit place=city tag 100 % Expert High
editing Shiraz residential street names 0 % Normal High

Humanitarian projects

This is a summary of humanitarian projects planned for Iran. For more detailed information refer to the links.

Name Mapped Validated Priority Difficulty
#134 - Iran - Golestan Province Flood 3-21-2019 4 % 0 % Medium Beginner
#155 - Iran - Lorestan Province Flooded areas 5 % 0 % Medium Beginner
#161 - Iran - Lorestan Province more Flooded Areas 7 % 0 % Medium Beginner
#170 - Iran - Khuzestan Province - Susangerd Flooded Areas 1 % 0 % Medium Beginner
#3900 - Iran-Iraq Earthquake - Small villages in Kermanshah, Iran 100 % 40 % Low Beginner
#5808 - #5808 #UniBonn - Mapping buildings to improve disaster preparedness #Tehran-District1 100 % 0 % High Beginner


Country Borders

OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg The country borders were imported from the CIA World Fact Book (WFB).

OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg In September 2009 Claudius Henrichs imported the province and part of the county borders from (Link to Iran at A new OSM-user was set up for this named iran_provinces. The manual import surfaced a large diagonal offset between ML and WFB data. To resolve this the country boundaries from WFB were kept untouched and connections to the province boundary data from ML were created manually.

OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg In August 2016 a new project was started by Adib Yz to enhance the Province boundaries of Iran and also add County, District and Rural administrative boundary of Iran to the map. The source files for this import contains the most up to date administrative boundaries of Iran that are currently used by different Iranian organizations. These files has been obtained from Arak's Technology University under public use license.

See also the List of admin_level values for Iran.

Protected Areas of Iran

OOjs UI icon check-constructive.svg On July and August of 2016 the boundaries for Iran's Protected Areas has been added to Iran's Map by Adib Yz. The source for these areas are the maps from WDPA and Iran's Environment Organization. The three major protection title that has been added are as follows:

  • National Parks of Iran
  • Wildlife Sanctuary of Iran
  • Protected Areas of Iran

helpful in JOSM


Iranian Presets: Some additional presets to use with a single click:

Iranian Preset.PNG


FaNumberFixerBot automatic converting English and Arabic digits to Persian digits. FaNumberFixer in wiki


Template:Iran Events


Useful Resources

See also