NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum

I don't have the equipment to record a streets information and update the map …

… but I have found a few unnamed streets and one that is omitted altogether. How do I go about drawing attention of those to other OSM users in the same city?

asked 16 Sep '10, 02:21

sarahk's gravatar image

accept rate: 0%

edited 20 Nov '13, 15:55

aseerel4c26's gravatar image

aseerel4c26 ♦

A question (with answers) focusing on "mapping errors" (not necessarily on missing data as it is in the question here) is at i-dont-want-to-fix-an-mapping-error-but-i-do-want-to-report-one.

Citation of two old answers to this question (moved from there – where the question also moved from):

(19 Nov '13, 20:41) aseerel4c26 ♦

OSM has QA tools that shows mappers questionable data, including unnamed roads. For example, OSM Inspector's Highways layer or Simon Poole's No Name map. For a full list of QA tools, see

But your feedback is highly welcome :) You can use the 'notes' tool at to drop a short note about a missing/wrong feature directly at the map. Just click the last button on the sidebar at the right side of that page. Then drag the marker to an appropriate position and write short text that helps mappers (even non local ones) to verify and solve the problem. Please be patient, as not everybody monitors it's area regularly for such notes ;)

permanent link

answered 21 Nov '13, 09:33

iii's gravatar image

accept rate: 10%

edited 21 Nov '13, 15:07

neuhausr's gravatar image


Follow this question

By Email:

Once you sign in you will be able to subscribe for any updates here



Answers and Comments

Markdown Basics

  • *italic* or _italic_
  • **bold** or __bold__
  • link:[text]( "title")
  • image?![alt text](/path/img.jpg "title")
  • numbered list: 1. Foo 2. Bar
  • to add a line break simply add two spaces to where you would like the new line to be.
  • basic HTML tags are also supported

Question tags:


question asked: 16 Sep '10, 02:21

question was seen: 7,175 times

last updated: 21 Nov '13, 15:07

NOTICE: is no longer in use from 1st March 2024. Please use the OpenStreetMap Community Forum