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Openstreetmap logo.svg
Slogan The Free Wiki World Map
Commercial? No
Type of site Collaborative mapping
Registration Required for contributors
Available language(s) Over 50 site translations and unlimited map languages
Users 904,752
Owner OpenStreetMap Community. Project support by OpenStreetMap Foundation.
Created by Steve Coast
Launched 1 July 2004; 15 years ago (2004-07-01)
Alexa rank 8,412 (July 2013)

OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world. It is made by people from the entire world.

Steve Coast - OSM im Rheinland (0604)
Steve Coast, 2009

People make the maps using data from a GPS device and pictures from airplaces. Map vector information can be downloaded under the Open Database License, and the map pictures can be downloaded under Creative Commons Share-Alike license.

OpenStreetMap allows you to view, edit and use geographical data in a collaborative way from anywhere on Earth.

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