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Don't know how to code but still want to contribute to open projects? Consider open street maps!

OSM is the community built map of the world. Anyone can edit the map and all the data is freely available and usable in any of your projects.

Start in your own neighborhood. Maybe your street is missing or named wrong. Update the corner shop hours. Map the parks or sidewalks. Anything helps and many hands make light work!

openstreetmap.org

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@tuckerc when I was a teenager I was basically addicted to improving coverage on mapillary :P I don't know why I stopped, but is their data even still open source at this point? Still, it was fun discoverung places with my cam and feeling like I was supporting a bigger cause...

@aku as far as I know it still is! The mapillary website says all data is under the "CC BY-SA 4.0" license.

@tuckerc
Nice was just talking to people about degoogling and was mentioning this project !

@tuckerc I was actually looking at doing that today. I noticed that basically nowhere in my town has addresses. Just streets.

@evander @tuckerc I wasn't aware of StreetComplete before. Thanks for pointing it out! I just installed it and will give it a try.

@yipten @tuckerc I just moved to a small town in ID this week. Going to do some walking around in the 25 degree weather and do some of the stuff in my neighborhood.

Hope you like Street Complete👍

@tuckerc nice now i know what i will do after exams. A few years ago i wanted to contribute to Wikipedia but it is very corrupted.

@andrefgsilva MAPS.ME (maps.me) is probably the easiest to use. The app recently changed ownership but is still open source.

Osmand (osmand.net) has more features but is a little more complicated. I use Osmand on my phone.

The community supports some Garmin gps devices too

@tuckerc no time to type? Use the OSS app "Street Complete" and make OSM better by answering questions.

@tuckerc I need to do this for my area. I have a local pizza place that has been removed for at least 3 years now.

@tuckerc Just contributed something small today (corrected a wrong street name). I only do opportunistic edits on a small scale.

It is really satisfying to know that the next one using navigation on OSM is gonna have a better experience.

@tuckerc
There's also f-droid.org/en/packages/de.wes on @fdroidorg

"Easy to use OpenStreetMap editor for Android"

"Help to improve the OpenStreetMap with StreetComplete!

This app finds incomplete and extendable data in your vicinity and displays it on a map as markers. Each of those is solvable by answering a simple question to
complete the info on site.

The info you enter is then directly added to the OpenStreetMap in your name, without the need to use another editor."

@FreePietje
This is a great idea and I've just started using it to improve details in my area. But I'll need to get an account before I can upload my answers to the quests etc.
@tuckerc @fdroidorg

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