What’s the best iOS App for contributing to OpenStreetMap?

I asked the OpenStreetMap LinkedIn group this question but did not get any satisfying answer, so I'm trying with the thousands of Slashgeo users now 🙂

"On the OSM wiki, there's quite a few iOS Apps listed, but a lot of them don't focus on contributing to OSM and many of them do not seem to be in active development. Thus my question: what's the best iOS App for contributing to OSM according to you? It's for an iPad 2 [with GPS]. Thanks!"

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  1. +1 to this question!

  2. I use Mapzen POI and occasionally iLOE.


    • Thanks for the feedback. I just looked at Mapzen and iLOE (iPhone Little OpenStreetMap Editor). They sound interesting, but don't have the some features I'm looking for, such as the ability to add and edit tracks generated from the iPad GPS.

      Someone recommended me asking the OSM community via the user diaries, which I did. You'll find some more comments here, but no solution so far.

  3. One potential solution, which is obviously far from being optimal, would be to:

    1. use Walking-Papers.org's output
    2. edit the map directly on the iOS device in a drawing app (ie do not print the map as walking papers' instructions ask you to)
    3. upload the edited map to walking papers to add back the modifications to OSM

    I haven't tested it yet, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. Of course, not as convenient as an iOS App built to contribute to OSM… but since we haven't found one yet! 

  4. I have been using OSMTrack http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/osmtrack/id295625255

    It is $0.99, but it works really well. You can pre-download tiles and vector data that cover the area where you intend to map, which is great for me as there is no cell coverage there. It uploads the tracks straight to OSM.

    • Thanks for your suggestion. I just bought and tried it. While it seems entirely appropriate for adding new tracks, OSMTrack does not seem to have any capability to edit existing OSM vectors, such as adding/modifying street names, manually adding road segments (without the GPS), etc. 

      I'm still looking for an iOS app with these features. It seems OpenMaps might have some basic editing capabilities, but I haven't tried it.

  5. A new OSM editor released recently is Go Map!!. I’ve tried it, and it’s good. Hope it does what you need.

    • Thanks! Downloading it right now 🙂 Based on the description, it looks like that what's closer to what I've been looking for. Cheers!