Contribute to OpenStreetMap from your phone

StreetComplete is an open street map editor used for mapping in the field while on an Android phone.

Since this month is the 17th anniversary of OpenStreetMap (OSM), I figured I would cover one of the more entertaining open source apps used to contribute to the OSM geographic database. If you don’t know what OSM is, go ahead and check out my previous article to learn more about OSM and how it is used. This article will cover a cool open street map editor used for mapping in the field while on an Android phone. The best part about this way of contributing to OSM is that it is an entertaining quest-based way to add and update the OSM database.

Let’s get to the questing
After installing StreetComplete to your phone (you will need an OSM account to create the edits), you can open it up and check out that menu.

You can see your profile and team mode available on the list, as well as the scan for quests here button.