Mapbox OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap is the free and editable map of the world, created and maintained by a huge international community. Mapbox Streets, our customizable map layer of streets, buildings, and places from all around the world, is powered by open data from OpenStreetMap. Anybody can create an account and start editing on within minutes.

Our data team updates OpenStreetMap based on quality analysis and customer feedback. Our principle is to work in the open, these mapping guides are primarily consolidated and maintained by our data team for various mapping projects and on-boarding new team members.

You are welcome to join one of our open mapping projects over on the issue queue and use these best practice mapping guides. These guides are licensed under Public Domain (CC0), if you would like to contribute or have an feedback on these, please feel free to raise an issue in this repository.

Becoming a power mapper

Mapping guides

Becoming a power mapper

These advanced topics will allow you to take your mapping skills to the next level.


  • Reviewing your edits
  • JOSM

  • JOSM shortcuts
  • Saving and loading a JOSM session
  • Reverting changes
  • Advanced JOSM customization
  • Advanced mapping guide
  • Reference

  • Fixing common mapping issues
  • Useful Overpass queries
  • Useful OSM resources