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OpenStreetsMap Tutorial

What is Open Street Map

Open Streets Maps is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license.

OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.

Open the OpenStreetMap

Open your browser, and search ‘OpenStreetMap’, show the result on google list (if you use google search engine), click the official OpenStreetMap page link-

OpenStreetMap Tutorial

Already open the OpenStreetMap, the popup message box are open ‘Welcome to OpenStreetMap’. Click Start Mapping button, to create a map.

start Open Streets Maps

Sign Up/ Log In

You will click Start Mapping button, you are redirect to Sign Up page. Fill all the blanks, like; Email, Display Name (Username), and Password.

Sign up OpenStreetMap

Once you have completed the sign up process, now you can access all the features, and create and export Maps in the OpenStreetMap.


See list of all the Toolbars right-side of the OpenStreetMap.

Open Streets Maps toolbars

Create Map

Now create your map in Open Streets Maps.

1. You are edit the map, to click edit button in the upper left, but Edit button is disable, just because your map not the properly zoom for editing map.

zoom in to edit

2. Once you have zoom the properly the Edit button is active. Click the Edit button and choose Edit with iD (in browser editor).

edit Open Streets Maps

3. Now edit to the OpenStreetMap, three features is available, Point, Line, and Area (Polygon).

4. You have create a layer, write the Layer Name (Meadow lake layer), Feature Type (Lake), and some other optional things, like; Tags, Relations.

create feature in OpenStreetMap

5. Now need to Save the map. Click the Save arrow in upper side, and click Upload button, or you can just press the Ctrl+S in your keyboard.

save Open Streets Maps

Your map save into .html format.

Anytime open your map, just log in to OpenStreetMap portal.

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