Potlatch is a free software editing tool for OpenStreetMap geodata using Adobe Flash . It is one of two editors embedded directly within the OpenStreetMap website.

Potlatch 2 requires a web browser with at least Version 8 of the Flash plugin installed. It continues to be actively maintained.


Potlatch 1 [4] was released mid 2006 [5] and was the default editor on the main OpenStreetMap site until it was replaced by Potlatch 2 in April 2011. [6] The name Potlatchcame from the name of newsletter of the Lettrist International art collective. [7]

An alpha version of Potlatch 2 has full reimplementation of the software, Was published in summer 2010. In December 2010, Potlatch 2 Was released for general use. After Microsoft had granted OpenStreetMap permission to use aerial imagery from their Bing Maps service for tracing, Potlatch 2 was extended to display these images in the background.

ID (current default editor on main OpenStreetMap website) is in turn a reimplementation of Potlatch 2 architecture in JavaScript . [7] [8]


  1. Jump up^ https://github.com/systemed/potlatch2/releases
  2. Jump up^ https://github.com/systemed/potlatch2/tree/master/l10n/locale
  3. Jump up^ “OpenStreetMap Potlatch 2 git repository” . Retrieved 2012-06-23 .
  4. Jump up^ “P1 repository” .
  5. Jump up^ Fairhurst, Richard. “Potlatch 1” .
  6. Jump up^ Weait, Richard. “Awesone Patlatch 2 team awarded Lolcat of Awesomeness” .
  7. ^ Jump up to:b Fairhurst, Richard. “It all starts with an editor” . Retrieved 2012-11-02 .
  8. Jump up^ MacWright, Tom. “ID Updates” . MapBox . Retrieved 20 November 2012 .

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