[OSM-talk] WhatOSM, a guide for contribution tools

PanierAvide panieravide at riseup.net
Thu Sep 21 17:45:48 UTC 2017

Hi everyone,

As you may know, OSM has a whole set of tools allowing various thematic 
editing and contribution. Every contributor can find something to do, 
however when you are new to this world, you don't where these tools are 
and which one is made for you.

In order to make it easier discovering contribution tools, and find the 
ones according to what you want to work on, I made a little web guide 
named WhatOSM. When answering three questions (level of difficulty, 
available time and if you are indoors/outdoors), you have a list of 
corresponding tools. You can try it here :


It can be used by new contributors, but also more experimented ones, who 
don't know what to do anymore in their neighbourhood. It might be 
interested to show this to people when doing mapping parties. User 
interface works as well on desktop as on smartphone.

This project is open source and is available on this repository :


You can contribute to it by proposing tools which allow contributing 
more or less directly to OpenStreetMap. Also, if you speak English + 
another language, you can help translating the application :


If you have any ideas or suggestions, let me know :-)



Géomaticien & développeur

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