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First time user posting a total newbie question. I apologize in advance.

I work for an organisation that helps build user-driven communities in abandoned industrial buildings. We would very much like to map the abandoned buildings we encounter in our work. We would really like to use and support OpenStreetMap.

I can seem to figure out whether it is possible to make your own "my places" map (like you can in google maps) where we can add pictures and descriptions of the abandoned buildings.

Sincerely Thomas

asked 09 Mar '12, 13:12

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edited 27 Aug '12, 09:39

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uMap is an open source package that lets you quickly create maps with OpenStreetMap layers and embed them in your site. You can add nodes, lines, and polygons. It's quite customizable, and can export to GeoJSON.

You can install it on your web server or use one of the online instances, such as

Here's an example of a custom map - potential locations for Blueseed platforms (cruise ships converted to entrepreneurial hacker spaces, situated near cities with a decent population size).

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answered 15 Jul '13, 11:04

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Open Mapquest does. It uses OpenStreetMap data.

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answered 09 Mar '12, 22:54

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edited 11 Mar '12, 00:21


Thx for Paul...

Sincerely Thomas

(10 Mar '12, 13:40) thomas

If the Paul's answer is OK for you, you can accept it :-) It will close your question. Thanks

(27 Aug '12, 16:32) NicolasDumoulin

My Maps is "unavailable" right now.

(15 Jul '13, 11:02) dandv

If data are present in OSM database with the tag given by @gerdami, you can have a map of them here.

I'm also working on an application like mymaps. Current prototype is here (in french).

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answered 27 Aug '12, 09:56

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That's a really useful viewer - lots of people have asked something along the lines of "I've mapped X but it doesn't appear on the map".

(28 Aug '12, 16:10) SomeoneElse ♦

I've heard that also a lot of time. I was so sad, that I've wroten that ;-)

(28 Aug '12, 16:24) NicolasDumoulin

I think the Tag:landuse=brownfield would match what you describe as abandoned industrial buildings.

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answered 11 Mar '12, 10:13

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