MapRoulette is a fun way to spend a few minutes (or hours…) improving OpenStreetMap. MapRoulette will present you with a random, easy to solve issue in OSM. MapRoulette is organized in ‘Challenges’, groups of tasks that are of the same nature. For example, there is a challenge to add missing crosswalks in various areas in Switzerland, based on analysis of aerial images.
How do you find a challenge you would like to work on? The MapRoulette home page provides a map of all the challenges, but this has some shortcomings. The challenge ‘centers’ are no
t always representative of where the tasks actually are located. It is also hard to search by topic. MapRoulette also has a search bar that you can use to find a challenge by keyword.
I want to work on making it much easier to find
interesting MapRoulette challenges, and I would like to hear from you how you think that should work. Please add a comment below with your ideas!
In the mean time, I made a page that lists the most popular and newest challenges. It is a bit of a hack so let me know if it stops working 😉