Reporting mapping issues

Learn how to edit OpenStreetMap to improve the maps available in Footpath

Is there a missing road on the map, or is Footpath snapping to the wrong road? Footpath’s snapping algorithms and many of Footpath’s maps use data from OpenStreetMap.


OpenStreetMap is a freely editable map of the world used by many apps and websites, and anyone can sign up and improve the map.

If you need to make a correction to an existing road, path, or POI on the map:

  1. Visit and load the area in question.
  2. Tap the “Edit” button at the top, and log in or sign up for an OpenStreetMap account
  3. Use your mouse to select the item on the map
  4. Use the sidebar on the right to edit the name or any of its attributes, such as the “Access” tag to mark a road or path as “private”.

Once you’ve saved your edits, it usually takes about 4-6 weeks for the changes to make their way into Footpath.

Learn more about how to edit OpenStreetMap, including adding or deleting new features and paths, at

Other issues

Is something else wrong? Please email us at [email protected] with a screenshot of the issue, and we’ll see what the problem is.