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

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.

There are many ways in which you can take part, depending on your skill level:


For absolute beginners, we recommend adding a note where you have discovered something new and/or unmapped in your area (shop, defibrillator, footbridge, disused postbox, housing estate…). Just check out in your local area and see if there is anything you are missing or you know is outdated.

You don’t even need an account for this. Just follow this short tutorial:

When you get a bit braver or have a little more experience, how about you try resolving someone else’s note(s)?

The above video shows how to make them visible on You will need an account for this. Maybe you’ll even discover another mapper in your area and can make a new friend.


Mapillary logo

Or you can add some Mapillary footage. Mapillary is a very important tool for us mappers, because it allows us to map areas more accurately remotely. If you want to help us map your area, you can do so by providing us with street level footage using the Mapillary app. Mounted on your bike, buggy, selfie stick or the dashboard of your car, your phone can take images of your surroundings to help mappers all over the world improve the map of Ireland

Quality Assurance

For more advanced mappers, use the usual tools to clean up geometry or other mapping errors:
OpenStreetMap Wiki Quality Assurance

Don’t forget to have fun while mapping!

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1 Comment

Luca Finizio · 24-Feb-2022 at 19:11

Nice! Beginners can help a lot by providing info with notes and images!
For all the beginners I also suggest KartaView (an alternative to Mapillary) and StreetComplete: a very easy to use app for adding missing information to the maps by resolving quests!

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