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Malaysia, Southeast Asia

latitude: 4.204, longitude: 109.171
Browse map of Malaysia 4°12′14.40″ N, 109°10′15.60″ E
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Malaysia is a country in Southeast Asia at latitude 4°12′14.40″ North, longitude 109°10′15.60″ East.


Hello and welcome to the Malaysia mapping project!

New to OpenStreetMap? You may find that the Beginners' Guide is useful as a stepping stone to further get involved in OpenStreetMap.

Questions? Discussions? You are invited to join the official OpenStreetMap community forum. The Malaysian community forum is also there, so feel free to post anything related (not spam though). In addition, OpenStreetMap Q&A based help forum is another channel to get a fast response. There exists a Telegram group for informal public chat/discussion on mapping/using OpenStreetMap for Malaysia.

This page roughly gives some hint about the specific ways to tag a lot of stuff in the Malaysian context. To maintain the map quality over Malaysia with respect to the rest of the world, there should be some sort of convention. Any constructive feedback is really appreciated, do speak your mind in the Malaysian community forum!

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These pages describe the conventions to tag Malaysian highways, waterways, names, etc.

How to map a place name? Easy. Just describe the place, as shown on erected signs! Not sure what the name is? Leave it blank - no need to make up for it! The description of the points themselves will do their work!

Data Sources

For more details on this topic, see Malaysia/Data Sources and Contribute map data.

As a kind reminder, besides your knowledge, these are the other sources that can be used to put data into OpenStreetMap.

Permitted data sources

Please make full use of anything that comes with the editor. It doesn't hurt to read more about these, in fact, it may help you save a lot of time in the future.

Forbidden data sources

The iD editor would display this reminder

   DO NOT    copy from these sources - even names of things! This can lead to troubles like this. Anything that says something like "copyright reserved" is definitely not OK.

We can use satellite imagery provided by Bing, but please do not copy map data (such as name of roads and places) from Bing Maps!

Routable Maps of Malaysia

Some (third-party) apps do offer offline routing for Malaysia. For example: MAPS.ME and OsmAnd apps which is available for both Android and iOS platforms.

Those who fancy online maps might want to check out Open Source Routing Machine; (wiki) which updates every 12 hours, Mapcat (wiki) or even Mapquest (wiki).

For Garmin devices, options such as Lambertus's routable maps for Garmin devices is a thing. Osm2mp converts OpenStreetMap data into Polish map format (MP). mkgmap (Mkgmap wiki) converts OpenStreetMap data into Garmin img map (IMG). Read more about OSM Map On Garmin.

Kaart Groundwork & Editing

Kaart conducts ground surveys for improvements to OSM data. A list of editors can be found on the Kaart wiki page.

  • Mapillary imagery from the Malaysia drives can be viewed here.

Malaysia (January, 2020)


The regions mapped included Kuala Lumpur, George Town, and Johor Bahru.

Ground Focus
  • The primary focus for ground surveys is adding street names, missing geometry, and one-ways.
Post Processing
  • After the ground survey has been conducted, our office team focuses on reviewing the footage gathered and updating street names by integrating the current data and physical road signs.
  • The team adds turn restrictions, barriers, pedestrian crossings, ref tags, surfaces to roads, lanes, classifications, destination tags, and additional missing geometry.
Suggested Community Edits
  • After incorporating the available data from the ground survey and processing the footage we will compile suggested edits for the region.

The ground survey of Malaysia was conducted by Kaart Team members Soccersweeper, ImjusBuddy, Velocimaptor, CoolGuyJake, Cinderblock, Dalekokarta, rallynukab and Corban8.

[1] Tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in Kuala Lumpur. Imagery provided by Bing.
[2] Tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in George Town. Imagery provided by Bing.
[3] Tracks driven during Kaart's ground survey in Johor Bahru. Imagery provided by Bing.

Resources and external links


Malaysian OSM-related communities

OSM related links

Recommended readings

The followings are recommended readings for everyone

Other crowdsource mapping communities in Malaysia

  • Malfreemaps - Malaysia and Singapore free [Garmin] maps project
  • Malsingmaps - [Garmin] GPS Portal of Malaysia and Singapore