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Users received the ability to edit maps

In applications MAPS.ME for Android and iOS can now edit OpenStreetMap maps. Built-in editor allows you to map new objects and edit information about them.

The application MAPS.ME uses map data from OpenStreetMap project, dedicated to the creation of a detailed map of the world by the users. Thanks to the app update editing OpenStreetMap is made easier and more accessible for mobile users, and for those who have no time to study the table map editors.

“The accuracy and relevance of MAPS.ME directly depends on the number of users involved in the edit maps. We strive to develop the OpenStreetMap community and want to share knowledge can each user of the app, says Yury Gursky, Vice President Mail.Ru Group on new products. — We expect that the update will increase the number of editors at times, and it will not only make the map more detailed, but it will change the dynamics of the project, shifting the focus from the sort of satellite images and tracks to filling and keeping your base schools and facilities”.

At the moment, for editing MAPS.ME available data about homes, pharmacies, stores, restaurants, Barber shops and other establishments. Objects can be mapped to set or change information (hours, phone, website, type of cuisine, availability of Wi-Fi and so on). Also, a special button for reporting that the object at the specified address is no more (e.g., closed gas station). The editing restriction by location no – the user can change how objects that are near, and those located in any other familiar place, for example, in his hometown. But the main focus of the editor MAPS.ME remains hyperlocal cartography: replenishment and renewal of the card on the principle of “saw – said”.

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Like the app itself, the map editor works without Internet connection. The edits will be visible on the smartphone or tablet user immediately, even if it is outside network coverage. In a common database data will be taken after the Internet connection – the app will prompt you to register or login to OpenStreetMap.

The OpenStreetMap project is filled on the same principles as the Wikipedia. Users from all over the world editing map the known areas. Maps are continuously updated and checked by the forces of the fast-growing OSM community: the number of editors is more than 2 million people.

Launched in 2011, the service provides users with detailed maps and high quality navigation offline. for iOS and Android allow users to download detailed maps of anywhere in the world and use them even without connecting to the Internet.

Download offline maps free at this link.

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