NorthCrab’s Diary | OpenStreetMap NextGen Takes Shape! (screenshots)

By neub9
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I’m thrilled to finally share some concrete progress on OpenStreetMap NextGen! After working on this project almost every day for the past 3 months, I’ve reached the point of launching the website (for now locally) and beginning development of its frontend features.

OpenStreetMap-NG has expanded significantly since the original announcement. The project now focuses not only on core performance, usability, and accessibility but also on improving the user-facing interface and experience. I want this project to truly embody its name and provide NextGen value in all aspects of the website, and it’s on the right track so far.

Directions side-by-side comparison.

The number of improvements so far is in the hundreds, including various bug fixes, performance optimizations, privacy, and security enhancements. And the list keeps growing!

Share panel side-by-side comparison.

My current primary focus is to wrap up frontend baseline development and prepare comprehensive developer documentation so others can join in and help. I need a little more time to prepare the ground as I want to provide a good contributor experience and ensure everyone’s time is used effectively.

Data export side-by-side comparison.

The project is currently funded through individual donations. You can help it grow by donating here, or by leaving a star on the GitHub project itself, or both 🙂

An orange crab holding a glowing star, space ship flying in the background

Please note that this project is not affiliated with the OpenStreetMap Foundation. It’s the result of my voluntary work and personal choices. The presented side-by-side comparisons are subject to change as the development is ongoing.

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