Help to improve the OpenStreetMap with StreetComplete!
- Free • Open Source
- Android Tablet
What is StreetComplete?
An Android app which finds wrong, incomplete or extendable data in the user's vicinity and provides the tools to complete these easily and directly on site without having to use another editor.
The found issues are presented to the user as markers on a map (like i.e. in Mapdust) that each are solvable by filling out a simple form to complete/correct the information on site. The user's answer is then processed and directly uploaded into the OSM database in atomic commits in the name of the user's OSM account. Since the app is meant to be used on a survey, it can be used offline and otherwise aims to be economic with data usage.
The app is aimed at users who do not know anything about OSM tagging schemes but still want to contribute to the OpenStreetMap by surveying their neighbourhood (or other places as well). Because of the target group, only those quests are shown which are answerable very clearly by asking one simple question and only those quests are created which contain very few false positives.
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- Kezxo thinks Every Door is an alternative to StreetCompleteIt's one of the few mobile apps that let you edit OSM but its on iOS unlike StreetComplete. You should still use StreetComplete in addition to this cause it's really good.
Makes editing OSM feel a bit like playing Pokemon Go.
As far as i know, contributing to the openstreetmap was never as simple and easy as with StreetComplete. It just shows you task-markers around your location wich you can select and see if you may contribute by answering a simple question. So long, i just love it!
OSM-Editing , fast, easy and fun
StreetComplete is a great, easy to use mapping tool for contributing to OpenStreetMap on the go, as a beginner, or both. It finds nearby items on the map that are missing information - street names, bike lane status, parking access, building levels or business hours - and turns them into “quests,” asking you to fill in what’s missing around you. Preferably by actually walking over to it and looking. And it runs really smoothly. The only times I run into performance issues with it is when I zoom too far out and it tries to find quests for an entire city.
It gamifies the process of building a searchable map that’s available to anyone and isn’t dependent on Google.
It’s not particularly powerful, though - if you want to add new paths or structures, or add information that isn’t in one of its quests, you’re better off using a different app or making a note to come back to it later. You can leave notes for other mappers (or future you) to take care of those additions. There also isn’t a good way to double-check information that’s already there, especially if the background images haven’t caught up with recent changes.
But what it does, it does very well, and I use it for most of my on-the-ground mapping.
Update: I recently discovered the layers feature, which highlights path segments to show how (and if!) sidewalks or lighting are currently mapped on them. It's been extremely helpful in adding and correcting sidewalks, both while walking with the phone and while armchair mapping on another device.
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Encourages ordinary folks to contribute OSM updates