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Inspired by the Celtic beginning of Spring “Imbolc”, on February 1st, we at OpenStreetMap Ireland are inviting you to a month-long spring clean on openstreetmap.org. We understand “spring cleaning” as an effort of quality insurance which is of course very important when working with a dataset used the world over. […]

February 2022: Community Spring Clean


About Working Groups Much of the day-to-day management of OpenStreetMap is handled by Working Groups. These are operated by volunteers motivated by a common theme. Many of the key services of OSM, like keeping the servers running, have traditionally been operated by specific Working Groups. These WGs are in principle […]

OSM Ireland Working Groups


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OpenStreetMap Ireland are happy to be working with OSMUK board who have set their quarterly target to map buildings in the north. A new mission/task has been created on the OSM Ireland Task Server to keep mapping coordinated. The City of Derry/Londonderry sits on the river Foyle, only a few […]

OSMUK Mapping Task



We are having a virtual “map and chat” event: Thursday the 20th of January, 8pm. This will be a casual event for some mapping and conversation around OSM. All welcome, no prior experience with OpenStreetMap required. Details: https://osmcal.org/event/1135/Location: https://chat.openstreetmap.iePassword: open

Map and Chat Online Meetup


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2021 was a busy year for OpenStreetMap Ireland. With the primary focuses being the OSMF Microgrant project and OSM Ireland Buildings project it was supporting. OSMF Microgrant We received just shy of €2000 in September of 2020 from the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF). With the project running for one calendar year, […]

2021 in Review OpenStreetMap Ireland




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Surveying in Co. Cork has shown that there is not one route; but rather certain towns and villages are part of the Wild Atlantic Way (WAW). There seem to be routes for drivers, motorcyclists, caravan users etc. We will try to add those roads signposted with the blue zigzag line […]

Add elements to the Wild Atlantic Way relation using iD


Observers of our current project, the mapping of the Wild Atlantic Way, will have spotted that things are a little delayed. There are a few reasons for this, but one relates to the fact that it is, indeed, a bit Wild in places and that it can be hard to […]

Wild Atlantic Way – an update


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Open JOSM. In overpass-turbo, search for "name"~"Wild Atlantic Way" and change the output file to xml ([out:xml]) or click here to open the query. The Wild Atlantic Way (WAW) has been split into sections so as not to go over the 2000 suggested member limit on relations. So the sections […]

Adding to the Wild Atlantic Way relation using JOSM



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On May 10th, travel outside your county becomes possible due to a lowering of the Covid-19 alert level in the Republic. OpenStreetMap Ireland CLG directors are so pleased with this news that we are going to organise a very special mapping campaign, like none before. With Ireland opening up a […]

Mapping the Wild Atlantic Way


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OpenStreetMap is not merely a map of roads, buildings, land uses, coastal areas and mountain tops. OpenStreetMap contains many hidden treasures, which take the form of wonderful and obscure boundaries. These have been added by Ireland’s OpenStreetMap contributors, in the hope that such things will provide some context to places, […]

Cantabular: a new use-case for OpenStreetMap


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Five days of mapping fun: Wed March 17th to Sunday March 21st The Christian Saint – Patrick – may have lots of doubts over who he was, where he came from, when his adventures in Ireland happened, and how he achieved magical things like banishing all the snakes from this […]

Announcing #MapPatrick21



OpenStreetMap Ireland was recently selected as one of the recipients of a OSMF 2020 microgrant. Our application: Microgrants 2020 – Proposal – OSM Ireland Buildings. To encourage as many people as possible to take part in the OSM Ireland Buildings project. Where we are adding all of Ireland’s roughly 5.5 […]

OSM Ireland Buildings Stickers


What a year it has been, not only for the world, but for mapping houses in Ireland which was begun a little over a year ago. I want to thank everyone for embracing the new tool that helped us approach it in a systematic way and cover ground both in […]

Get Your Stickers Here!


OpenStreetMap Ireland is having a second lockdown building mapping marathon over November and maybe beyond, with a video talk/s over the weekend. What are we doing? :- Mapping buildings in Ireland everyday in the month of November. Why? :- There is a lockdown, so we are making staying at home […]

#Mapvember Lockdown extravaganza



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On the 15 of August, as part of National heritage week, the OSM community decided to focus on the historical town of Clonmel, since the central part of the island overall has less coverage compared to the coastal cities. With Clonmel rapidly base-mapped from satellite imagery the previous week all that […]

Socially distant mapping for Clonmel Heritage week


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OpenStreetMap Ireland was recently selected as one of the recipients of a OSMF 2020 microgrant. Our application: Microgrants 2020 – Proposal – OSM Ireland Buildings. As OSM Ireland we are keen to get as many people as possible to take part in the OSM Ireland Buildings project. Where we are […]

OSM Ireland Buildings Sticker Design Competition


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For Heritage Week 2020, volunteers at OpenStreetMap Ireland and local people with an interest in history are working together. Together mappers and local history enthusiasts will try to record all historical sites in the town of Clonmel in County Tipperary. By mid August it is hoped hope to have all buildings (churches, pubs, […]

Putting Clonmel’s History on the Map



The financial year of 2020 was the first year of trading for OpenStreetMap Ireland Company Limited By Guarantee. The financial year ran from the 20th of November 2018, to the 30th of April 2020. All revenue from for the financial year was generated from memberships. Euro GBP Memberships: Student: 2 […]

OpenStreetMap Ireland Financials 2020