Why OpenStreetMap ?

We want to democratise maps, your privacy is maintained and there are no back doors for advertisers. Just maps and data that don't sell you out!

Contribute

Volunteers create the maps for OpenStreetMap. It is easy to get started. Click here to find out how!

Developers

Developers can use the maps and data from OpenStreetMap directly in their projects. Find out how!

Membership

We are a voluntary organisation and would like to encourage you to become a member

Subscribe to the OSM Newsletter

Get notified by email of annoucements, events and tutorials

How can we help?

OpenStreetMaps is for everyone. Anyone can add information. You can start as easily as adding a postbox, defibrillator or naming a shop.

Mapping Tools

There are a variety of tools that can be used for contributing, analysing and visualising. Some of our favourites include:
No Computer, No Problem

No Computer, No Problem

Mobile Contributions

You can still contribute to the map without a computer. Our favourite mobile tools are StreetComplete (Android) and OSM

Mapillary

Mapillary

Street View, but Open

If you would like to contribute street view imagery we recommend Mapillary. The street images from Mapillary can then be used to help with mapping tasks.

Overpass Turbo

Overpass Turbo

To query the map

Overpass Turbo is a tool for advanced users and allows running queries against the map database. An example might be to show all car parks in an area.

JOSM

JOSM

Desktop Map Editor

JOSM is a Java application that can be used on Linux, Mac or Windows. This is an advanced tool for quicker editing for those who want to move on from the ID editor.

Missions

Missions

Tasks we are working on

We regularly run task missions to map particular places or themes. The OSM Ireland Task website is the best place to monitor what needs done.

Go Global

Go Global

Humanitarian Mapping

Provide map data to revolutionise disaster management, reduces risk, and contribute to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

News

Latest from Open Street Map in Ireland

Crannogs Discovered in County Cavan

Prolific mapper b-unicycling has recently been acknowledged in the Kilkenny People for her discoveries of previously unrecorded crannogs. Anne-Karoline Distel discovered the crannogs while mapping the County Cavan task, reporting them to the National Monuments Read more…

Get in Touch

Get in touch over Telegram, discussion forums or online meetups

Telegram

You can chat to us on Telegram

Discussion Forums

The OpenStreetMap Ireland Category is here

In-person Meetups

We will list in-person mapathons on meetup.com after Covid restorictions are lifted

Online Meetups

Upcoming mapathons are listed on meetup.com here.

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