New OpenStreetMap Germany Webpage

by Pascal Neis - Published: November 19th, 2011

The German OpenStreetMap project webpage has been online for three years now. During these years several small updates have been made to the page. But it is about time to create a complete new webpage with a “state of the art” layout and style. Jonas created the first drafts of a possible new design of the site a while ago. Unfortunately he hasn’t had enough time to finish his work, but luckily Fabian and Pascal came up with a new webpage. Both of them considered Jonas first draft during the development and expanded it with their own ideas.

The new site is based on HTML, CSS and Twitter-bootstrap. Most of the content has been taken from the old webpage with minor improvements. In their opinion the biggest change lies within the way the users are welcomed to the page with information such as: “What is OpenStreetMap?“, “How can I help?” or “How can I use the data?“. The following image shows the important changes made to the welcome-page:

The map has moved to a different web location, but on the welcome-page you will find a large icon that is linked to the map. Similar to the old map, all German local groups are displayed as an overlay. Furthermore, they integrated the OSM Nominatim address search and two buttons in the header of the page, so users can notify the community about bugs or edit the map.

A big shout out to all the people who gave us their feedback (Jonas, Jochen, Frederik, Marc, Matthias & the WN-Team). Special thanks to Fabian who implemented most of the new site.

You can find the new webpage starting from today at the old URL:
We hope that you like it! What do you think?

Einen deutschen Blog Post findet ihr hier:

thx @ maɪˈæmɪ Dennis