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!


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


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


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

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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 - download app) and OSMAnd (Android and iOS -download app).



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. Visit their website or download the app (Android or iOS).

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.



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. Download here.



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.


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Get in Touch

Get in touch over Telegram, discussion forums or online meetups


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Discussion Forums

The OpenStreetMap Ireland Category is here

Online Meetups

Upcoming mapathons are listed on EventBrite here. We try to hold monthly online sessions to chat and learn from others.

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