Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Analyzing OpenStreetMap Stats

Mapbox has released a series of interactive mapping tools which allow you to analyse and visualize user contributions and edits to the OpenStreetMap mapping platform. These map tools were developed by Jennings Anderson, a PhD student at the University of Colorado Boulder. He developed the tools while working as a Mapbox Research Fellow researching OpenStreetMap contributors and quality.

You can view all the different tools and utilities available at OpenStreetMap Contribution Analysis. The maps include visualizations of general OSM editing activity. For example showing where in the world the most edits are made to OpenStreetMap and when the latest edits were made to OpenStreetMap across the globe.You can also explore the quality of OSM edits, as in where are roads edited the most and where do these edits include name tags.

Other tools allow you to explore the contributions of individual OSM editors and analysis of editors in the same regions.

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