OpenStreetMap is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data
about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world.
OpenStreetMap emphasizes local knowledge. Contributors use
aerial imagery, GPS devices, and low-tech field maps to verify that OSM
is accurate and up to date.
OpenStreetMap's community is diverse, passionate, and growing every day.
Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers
running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas,
and many more.
To learn more about the community, see the
community blogs, and
the OSM Foundation website.
OpenStreetMap is open data: you are free to use it for any purpose
as long as you credit OpenStreetMap and its contributors. If you alter or
build upon the data in certain ways, you may distribute the result only
under the same licence. See the Copyright and
License page for details.
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OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF)
on behalf of the community. Use of all OSMF operated services is subject
Please contact the OSMF
if you have licensing, copyright or other legal questions.
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