Distribution of Active Users in OpenStreetMap – Oct-Nov 2012

by Pascal Neis - Published: November 16th, 2012

Two years ago, we created some maps which showed you the number of users per country for a timeframe of one month. Maybe some of you remember that the highest concentration of active contributors in relation to the countries’ population could be found in Europe. We thought it was about time to make some new maps to see if things have changed. The following map shows you the number of active contributors per day per country.

Similar to our results two years ago, the above map only gives some general information about the total number of users per country and does not consider the population for each country. Therefore we created a second map which shows you the relation between active users and the population in each country per day.

Overall the maps show a slightly similar activity pattern of the OSM users as in our previous results two years ago. The major concentration of the project still lies in Europe expanding more and more to the east. However, you can see certain changes in other areas of the world too. First improvements have been made in Africa, South America and South-East Asia. Greenland of course is looking quite exceptional due to the low population value.

So, what do you think? Where are you located and how would you describe the mapping activity development in your country?

***Update: Nov. 20th, 2012***