Vespucci - An OpenStreetMap editor for Android

This is the first OpenStreetMap editor for Android, codename "Vespucci".


If you're interested in this project, you're welcome to help improving it. We need UI designers, translators, and of course Java programmers. Join now! Join our mailing list or write to marcus@wolschon.biz.

What is Vespucci?

  • An offline (once you have downloaded data) editor for OpenStreetMap
  • Runs on mobile devices using the Android platform
  • Functionality:
    • Create and edit new nodes and ways
    • Move and rotate ways
    • Append nodes to existing ways
    • Delete nodes
    • Create, edit and delete tags
    • Edit relations and create new turn restrictions
    • JOSM presets support
    • Download and upload to OSM server
    • Saving and reading of JOSM format OSM data files
    • Highlight objects with missing tags like unnamed roads
    • Highlight ways/nodes with TODOs or FIXMEs
    • Highlight very old objects that are likely to be outdated
    • Add, comment and close OSM Notes
    • Use a variety of background tile layers as reference
    • Show the user's GPS track with accuracy
    • Upload to OSM and local saving of GPS tracks
    • Display the raw data
    • Display geo-referenced photographs and Mapillary images
    • ... and lots more ...

Detailed documentation can be found on the Vespucci Website

What is Vespucci NOT?

  • a pure map-view or a routing-application

Getting started with contributing

Here is how you can start developing.

Currently building is supported with gradle in eclipse, android studio and naturally gradle on the command line, see build instructions.

If you are interested in adding a feature or other development work, please reach out to us before embarking on something that might be already in work or a fools errand.

Important note: if you are building your own version, particularly if you are making it available to third parties, please change app_version and app_name_version in res/values/appname.xml to something that makes it clear that this is not an "official" release and clearly identifies your builds.

Related projects

Vespucci utilizes a number of independent, separately maintained, projects. The most relevant of these are

License and trademarks

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
You may obtain a copy of the License at


Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
limitations under the License.

OpenStreetMap and the magnifying glass logo are trademarks of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The Vespucci app is not endorsed by or affiliated with the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

Mapillary is a trademark of Mapillary AB, Sweden. The Vespucci app is not endorsed by or affiliated with Mapillary AB.