I want to take a bit of pre-existing map and add fictional things to it. Is this possible and if so, how?

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In what way do you want to use the map (print-out, a static picture, a zoomable map in a browser, something interactive, ...)? And how large an area are you thinking about?

(08 Oct, 13:40) TZorn

I want it to zoom out and by area, I'll say somewhere around the size of Heathrow airport

(09 Oct, 09:32) 83SR

If you would like to add fictional data to the OSM dataset itself - by editing the map on openstreetmaps.org (osm.org) - then that is not allowed. See the How We Map page on the Wiki:

Contributions to OpenStreetMap should be:

  • Verifiable - means that others can go there and see for themselves if your data is correct.

Of course, you can always create derivative works if you fulfill the license requirements, or if your only goal is to mark a few spots on a map you can use 3rd party services or libraries (like Leaflet) to display markers or shapes over the map.

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