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🆔 The easy-to-use OpenStreetMap editor in JavaScript.

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iD - friendly JavaScript editor for OpenStreetMap



  • iD is a JavaScript OpenStreetMap editor.
  • It's intentionally simple. It lets you do the most basic tasks while not breaking other people's data.
  • It supports all popular modern desktop browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Edge, and IE11.
  • iD is not yet designed for mobile browsers, but this is something we hope to add!
  • Data is rendered with d3.js.


  • Read the project Code of Conduct and remember to be nice to one another.
  • Read up on Contributing and the code style of iD.
  • See open issues in the issue tracker if you're looking for something to do.
  • Translate!
  • Test a prerelease version of iD:
    • Stable mirror of
    • Development mirror of
      branch + latest translations:
    • Development mirror of

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  • Node.js version 10 or newer
  • git
    for your platform
    • Note for Windows users:
    • Edit
      Add these lines to avoid checking in files with CRLF newlines
        autocrlf = input


Note: Windows users should run these steps in a shell started with "Run as administrator". This is only necessary the first time so that the build process can create symbolic links.

To run the current development version of iD on your own computer:

Cloning the repository

The repository is reasonably large, and it's unlikely that you need the full history (~200 MB). If you are happy to wait for it all to download, run:

git clone

To clone only the most recent version, instead use a 'shallow clone':

git clone --depth=1

If you want to add in the full history later on, perhaps to run

git blame
git log
, run
git fetch --depth=1000000

Building iD

  1. cd
    into the newly cloned project folder
  2. Run
    npm install
  3. Run
    npm run all
  4. Run
    npm start
  5. Open
    in a web browser

For guidance on building a packaged version, running tests, and contributing to development, see


iD is available under the ISC License. See the file for more details.

iD also bundles portions of the following open source software.

Thank you

Initial development of iD was made possible by a grant of the Knight Foundation.

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