May of 2013 was an exciting time if you are into maps. While Google overhauled Google Maps, OpenStreetMap has unveiled the iD editor by MapBox as it’s new, official map editor.
iD is designed to be easy to use and comes with a walkthrough, which gives step-by-step guidance to help you start putting features on the map and help is always available should you be stuck somewhere.
Only time will tell whether the new editor propels OpenStreetMap as the world’s best provider of crowd-sourced maps. In the meanwhile, here are some links to get you interested:
- iD Editor on the official OpenStreetMap website: http://www.openstreetmap.org/edit?editor=id
- The iD git: https://github.com/systemed/iD/blob/master/LICENSE
- MapBox; the creators of iD: http://www.mapbox.com/
- OpenStreetMap: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
- OpenStreetMap wiki article on iD: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/ID
- New Map Editor Launches on OpenStreetMap.org (mapbox.com)
- OpenStreetMap launches all-new easy map editor and announces funding appeal (openstreetmap.org)
- OpenStreetMap Debuts New Pure HTML5 Editor (news.softpedia.com)
- MapBox launches iD, a fast map editor for OpenStreetMap, enabling better contribution of data (thenextweb.com)