General

I suggest you ...

You've used all your votes and won't be able to post a new idea, but you can still search and comment on existing ideas.

There are two ways to get more votes:

  • When an admin closes an idea you've voted on, you'll get your votes back from that idea.
  • You can remove your votes from an open idea you support.
  • To see ideas you have already voted on, select the "My feedback" filter and select "My open ideas".
(thinking…)

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

If a similar idea already exists, you can support and comment on it.

If it doesn't exist, you can post your idea so others can support it.

Enter your idea and we'll search to see if someone has already suggested it.

  1. Add methods to view difference(s) of a changeset.

    Some kind of visual diff for a changeset would be excellent for reviewing changesets of the 'map' before and after the change.

    3 votes
    Vote
    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Simplify the main page's info text

      The info text currently consists of three paragraphs, two of which even explain the same thing in other words. The text should urgently be shortened and simplified.

      My suggestion would be:
      "OpenStreetMap is a free editable world map made by people like you. You can <view> it and actually <edit> and <use> the underlying data.

      Hosting is kindly supported by <UCL VR Centre> and <bytemark>."

      3 votes
      Vote
      Sign in
      Check!
      (thinking…)
      Reset
      or sign in with
      • facebook
      • google
        Password icon
        I agree to the terms of service
        Signed in as (Sign out)
        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • add POIs to Bikemap e.g. Mountain-Peaks and Cablecars

        While using the Bikemap the orientation in the nature is difficult becaus some very important orientationpoints are missing: Thesa are Mountain peak (names) and cablecars. It would be very nice to add these to the bike map.

        2 votes
        Vote
        Sign in
        Check!
        (thinking…)
        Reset
        or sign in with
        • facebook
        • google
          Password icon
          I agree to the terms of service
          Signed in as (Sign out)
          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
        • second high resolution map

          To solve the problem that on the one hand not all objects are visible in all zoom levels (generalization) but on high zoomlevels we would like to see a high grade of detaisl (benchs, vending machines,...) I recommend to use e.g. T@H to render a high resolution map in the same style but with limited test (e.g. no shop labels,..) so we have more space for details....

          3 votes
          Vote
          Sign in
          Check!
          (thinking…)
          Reset
          or sign in with
          • facebook
          • google
            Password icon
            I agree to the terms of service
            Signed in as (Sign out)
            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
          • A simple editor witch make tags transparent to users (like googles MapMaker)

            New users should be able to make simple map edits, like changing a road name, add some restrictions, add a mall street or whatever without having to learn plenty of tags and their meaning. The google MapMaker editor is a good example. You can fill in all the details without wasting your time with looking how to do it.
            Maybe we could even have step by step guide where the user select what he wants to do and is only able to do that.
            For example he wants to change a road name:
            1) Select the road
            2) Enter new…

            3 votes
            Vote
            Sign in
            Check!
            (thinking…)
            Reset
            or sign in with
            • facebook
            • google
              Password icon
              I agree to the terms of service
              Signed in as (Sign out)
              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
              6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • 1 vote
              Vote
              Sign in
              Check!
              (thinking…)
              Reset
              or sign in with
              • facebook
              • google
                Password icon
                I agree to the terms of service
                Signed in as (Sign out)
                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Integrate in the searchbox ability to search with the help of GPS coordinates

                Ability to click in the searchbox and enter GPS coordinates.

                18 votes
                Vote
                Sign in
                Check!
                (thinking…)
                Reset
                or sign in with
                • facebook
                • google
                  Password icon
                  I agree to the terms of service
                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                  0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • 2 votes
                  Vote
                  Sign in
                  Check!
                  (thinking…)
                  Reset
                  or sign in with
                  • facebook
                  • google
                    Password icon
                    I agree to the terms of service
                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                  • 1 vote
                    Vote
                    Sign in
                    Check!
                    (thinking…)
                    Reset
                    or sign in with
                    • facebook
                    • google
                      Password icon
                      I agree to the terms of service
                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                    • Button to add a maker

                      A way of easily adding a marker to the map and make the short link display it so I can easily send a link by email to my friends to show a location

                      48 votes
                      Vote
                      Sign in
                      Check!
                      (thinking…)
                      Reset
                      or sign in with
                      • facebook
                      • google
                        Password icon
                        I agree to the terms of service
                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                      • Online Export to GPS format such as Garmin img

                        Ability to export the viewed area to a range of standard gps format maps.

                        24 votes
                        Vote
                        Sign in
                        Check!
                        (thinking…)
                        Reset
                        or sign in with
                        • facebook
                        • google
                          Password icon
                          I agree to the terms of service
                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                          0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                        • bundle all discussions to one location

                          Not only the OSM software, but also the discussions about OSM are dispersed to many locations (i.e. forums, mailing lists, OSM-Wiki, websites etc.). This location here is one of the examples. Every "group" does its own thing, discusses the same subject and agrees to different solutions. One needs countless accounts and countless passwords in order to participate. It would be wise to bundle the discussions to one location. Because all the language-discussions cannot be bundled, there should be !!ONE!! "official" location, where all the language discussions are under !!ONE!! "official" umbrella..

                          9 votes
                          Vote
                          Sign in
                          Check!
                          (thinking…)
                          Reset
                          or sign in with
                          • facebook
                          • google
                            Password icon
                            I agree to the terms of service
                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                            0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • "report spam" button

                            A button, built in into the diary pages, to report spam entrys would be useful.

                            23 votes
                            Vote
                            Sign in
                            Check!
                            (thinking…)
                            Reset
                            or sign in with
                            • facebook
                            • google
                              Password icon
                              I agree to the terms of service
                              Signed in as (Sign out)
                              You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                              0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                            • Add icons to browser pages

                              It'd be nice to have icons listed next to the nodes and ways on the browser pages of the OSM site. See ahttp://www.openstreetmap.org/user/dankarran/diary/9770 and http://trac.openstreetmap.org/ticket/2787

                              7 votes
                              Vote
                              Sign in
                              Check!
                              (thinking…)
                              Reset
                              or sign in with
                              • facebook
                              • google
                                Password icon
                                I agree to the terms of service
                                Signed in as (Sign out)
                                You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                              • Include a Christian crucifix on Mainpage

                                OSM represents Christian values of charity and faith.

                                7 votes
                                Vote
                                Sign in
                                Check!
                                (thinking…)
                                Reset
                                or sign in with
                                • facebook
                                • google
                                  Password icon
                                  I agree to the terms of service
                                  Signed in as (Sign out)
                                  You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                  2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Show how many websites use OSM maps

                                  Displaying this up-to-date counter will demonstrate to everybody the relevance of OSM
                                  A list of such websites exists in the German wiki (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:OSM_Internet_Links). Maybe there are more such lists which shall be put together.

                                  72 votes
                                  Vote
                                  Sign in
                                  Check!
                                  (thinking…)
                                  Reset
                                  or sign in with
                                  • facebook
                                  • google
                                    Password icon
                                    I agree to the terms of service
                                    Signed in as (Sign out)
                                    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                    0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                  • Show the diversity of maps

                                    OSM is often seen as "the map"
                                    We should show all visitors the diversity of the existing maps (not only the styles but also the data like opencyclemap, OSMC Reitkarte, OLM and much more).
                                    This will show the big difference between OSM based maps and others maps

                                    This shall be visible on the start page of OSM.

                                    110 votes
                                    Vote
                                    Sign in
                                    Check!
                                    (thinking…)
                                    Reset
                                    or sign in with
                                    • facebook
                                    • google
                                      Password icon
                                      I agree to the terms of service
                                      Signed in as (Sign out)
                                      You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                    • Add an overlay to load POI's directly from the osm database and show them on the map.

                                      This is useful for POI's which not every users want to see on the map. Example: For a scuba-divers it's nice to see where the spots are where you can go diving and you want to have a map where the spots, parking places, restaurants, bars and toilets are shown.
                                      Also geocacher want to see special POI's in which the average user is not interested in.

                                      59 votes
                                      Vote
                                      Sign in
                                      Check!
                                      (thinking…)
                                      Reset
                                      or sign in with
                                      • facebook
                                      • google
                                        Password icon
                                        I agree to the terms of service
                                        Signed in as (Sign out)
                                        You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                      • More intelligent selection of map labels

                                        Mapnik drops labels if they are too near. This is bad. Either draw "all restaurants on the street" or "no restaurants on the street". Making semi-random selection makes no sense, especially on the largest zoom.

                                        8 votes
                                        Vote
                                        Sign in
                                        Check!
                                        (thinking…)
                                        Reset
                                        or sign in with
                                        • facebook
                                        • google
                                          Password icon
                                          I agree to the terms of service
                                          Signed in as (Sign out)
                                          You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                          1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                        • Make zoom into the map much faster by loading very low quality tiles when zooming in.

                                          When the users stop the zooming load the full featured tiles after a few seconds automatically.

                                          22 votes
                                          Vote
                                          Sign in
                                          Check!
                                          (thinking…)
                                          Reset
                                          or sign in with
                                          • facebook
                                          • google
                                            Password icon
                                            I agree to the terms of service
                                            Signed in as (Sign out)
                                            You have left! (?) (thinking…)
                                            2 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                          ← Previous 1 3
                                          • Don't see your idea?

                                          General

                                          Feedback and Knowledge Base