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Map-a-thon for Puerto Rico: Get Started!

Resources, tutorials, and info for USC's Map-a-thon for Puerto Rico

Set up an OSM account!

1. Get an OSM account (5 to 10 minutes):

  • During your account set up you will see a “Contributor Terms of Agreement”. It may be different depending on which country you live in. You can select “France” “Italy”, or “Rest of the World” if you live in another country.

    Next, click on the checkbox to allow your edits to be in the public domain. This ensures that all of the map data is open and available to the world. Once you’ve done that, click on “agree”.

    Check your email and confirm your OpenStreetMap account by clicking the link provided.

**Instructions have been partially copied and adapted from MapGive. Full instructions can be found here: