This simple map shows public bookcases near you. The information is loaded from OpenStreetMap.
A public or open bookcase is a cabinet, shelf or box used for the exchange and storage of books. The public bookcase is available to the general public. The exchange is free of charge, anonymous and without any formalities.
I have not found a map showing the open bookcases, street libraries, bookboxes, reading boxes, open bookshelves and reading banks from OSM. Because I find the public bookcases a good thing and want to support it, I have created this map.
You can add this map to your homescreen from your smartphone. Use the “add to homescreen” function in your browser (iOS, Android, etc.)
Thank you very much for your commitment! OpenStreetMap is a project that anyone can participate in. Everything goes through the website, the tools are designed so simple that anyone can use them.
Checkout the Open Bookcase Map from MapComplete, for a step-by-step introduction to OpenStreetMap.
How to document a public bookcase is described on this wiki page.
Yes. Use the note button in the map corner.
Sure, helping hands are always welcome and there is something for everyone to do.
Then find public bookcases and add them in OSM. Always check if they really exist by visiting them.
Visit already registered public bookcases and photograph them and link the picture in OpenStreetMap. The map supports the tags mapillary, flickr, wikimedia_commons and image. Wiki page about Photo linking
Then improve this map and send me a Pull Requests. Click here to go to the project website of the public bookcase map
Yes. The app is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License v3.0. The code is free for use, copying and modification if you publish under the same license.
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