Mapping the world is a big job, and it takes more than a few people to get it right! OpenStreetMap (OSM) is a free community mapping tool that allows anyone interested to contribute. OSM data is used by OpenTripPlanner (OTP) and thousands of unique sites and devices to power navigation tools around the world. In addition, the project aims to promote new and exciting uses of the data.
The 511NY Rideshare team uses OSM and OTP to deliver current bike routes, multi-modal trip plans, and park and ride lot maps. We contribute to OSM to improve data quality to better serve our members – and you can help too!