Introducing Some More MapRoulette Quick Fix Challenges: Lanes & Drive Thrus

Unlike traditional MapRoulette Challenges, the new Quick Fix Challenges require no experience with OSM editing tools like JOSM or iD. MapRoulette asks you, the mapper, a question that just requires a simple yes / no answer. Here’s an example:

Does this ramp have one lane? Yes or no.

It does, as you can clearly see from aerial imagery, but OpenStreetMap does not know yet. Now, with a MapRoulette Quick Fix Challenge, we can work together and quickly check all 2,064 motorway_link ways in Tennessee that don’t have lane count information, and add lanes=1 with one click.

This is one of a few new Quick Fix Challenges that we released on MapRoulette today. Why not try it out now?

You can also participate in adding drive-thru tagging to In-n-Out burger and Carl’s Jr restaurants.

By the time you read this, the Challenges may already have been completed…They’re addictive and Tasks are quick to fix!

Because this is a new Challenge type, I would really like to hear what you think about it, and hear your ideas for how the current implementation could be improved. Drop me a line at or open an issue on Github. I look forward to hearing from you!

Published by Martijn van Exel

Geospatial omnivore. OpenStreetMap - Open Data

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