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Plugins for JOSM

This is a list of all plugins available via the in JOSM integrated plugin manager. If you wrote a plugin and like JOSM to find it, add your site to the list. The link in the first column should point to a direct download of the jar file and should be named exact like the plugin (without the .jar).

Column version should contain a version number if and only if the plugins manifest contain the attribute 'Plugin-Version' matching the version number string on this site. Under Linux, you can check out the josm/dist directory from SVN and run

for i in *jar; do echo $i `unzip -c $i META-INF/MANIFEST.MF|grep Plugin-Version|cut -d: -f2`; done

to display the "Plugin-Version" strings for each .jar file.

AgPifoJChristian GalliozAnother geotag plugin for JOSM. More details10334
colorschemeChristof DallermasslAllows the user to create different color schemes and to switch between them. Just change the colors and create a new scheme. Used to switch to a white background with matching colors for better visibility in bright sunlight. Dialog is in JOSM's preferences on tab 'Map settings' (strange but true).0.5.2
DirectUploadSubhodip BiswasThis plugin directly upload GPS Traces from current active layer in JOSM to More details 0.1
globalsatRaphael MackDownload GPS points from Globalsat dg100 data logger directly in JOSM. More details11555
gpsbabelguiSubhodip Biswas This plugin listen to gps devices in the same way as GPSBabel do and creates a active JOSM layer to work on. More details 0.1
ImageWayPointFlintThis is another plugin to match images to the waypoints in a gpx file. A match is made when the 'name', 'cmt' or 'desc' attribute of a waypt tag matches the filename of an image.0.1
lakewalkerBrent Easton / Jason ReidHelps vectorizing WMS images11925
livegpsFrederik RammSupports live GPS input ("moving dot") through a connection to "gpsd". More details11936
measurementRaphael MackProvides a dialog which displays the and length of selected ways, angle between two selected nodes, and area surrounded by a (simple) closed way (thanks to Reza Mohammadi)10440
namefinderFrederik RammAllows input of place names in JOSM download dialog. More details9236
nearclickImi/David EarlSimulates a click when you do a small and short drag. This is useful for tablet pens or slippery mice, when you have problems just clicking the tablet without the mouse moving (general Java - tablet problem). More info at: More details10336
openstreetbugsHenrik NiehausIntegrates OpenStreetBugs into JOSM. More details0.5.5
openvisibleChristof DallermasslAllows loading gpx/osm files that intersect the currently visible screen area.0.2.2
osmarender80nDisplays the current screen as nicely rendered SVG in FireFox. Activate with new menu item View/Osmarender. You need to have FireFox installed and set the Firefox executable under Preferences/MapSettings.11299
plastic_lafImiThe Plastic look and feel. 10336
remotecontrolFrederik RammLets other applications send commands to JOSM. EXPERIMENTAL. More details9465
slippymapFrederik RammDisplays a slippy map grid in JOSM. Can load tiles from slippy map as background and request updates. More details10775
slippy_map_chooserTim HaussmannAdds a new download dialog that allows to select the download rectangle on the slippy map. This plugin works greatly together with the namefinder plugin! Screenshots are available in the OSM wiki 11104
surveyorChristof DallermasslAdd nodes/waypoints at the current gps position. This plugin heavily depends on livegps plugin! More details10336
tagging-preset-testerImiAdds a tagging preset tester to the help menu, which helps you developing of tagging presets (quick preview of the dialog that will popup). You can start the jar-file as standalone as well.1.0
tcx-supportAdrian StabiszewskiDirectly load TCX files from JOSM.1.0
utilspluginMartijn van OosterhoutSeveral utilities that make your life easier: e.g. simplify way.10829
usertoolsTim WatersTools to work with authors/users. Selects map data that belongs to selected user, opens browser showing selected author profile page.1.1
validatorFrancisco R. Santos Data validator. It checks for problems in data, and provides fixes for the common ones. Spellcheck integrated for tag names. More details11861
wmspluginTim WatersDisplay background images from any WMS source. Also supports using Metacarta's Map Rectifier ( to display warped WMS images. Latest version has simple load and save support. Requires JOSM build 345 or later. More info at:
ywmsFrancisco R. SantosYahoo WMS server. This plugin acts as a WMS server for Yahoo imagery. Requires wmsplugin. More info at:
ewmspluginTim Waters, Petr DlouhýThis is experimental version of WMSPlugin. It can't be used with WMSPlugin together, strange things may happen. Support for automatic tiles downloading and integration of Yahoo downloader was added. -- Requires gnome-web-photo installed. -- Get and install gnome-web-photo-fixed when you see white stripes. -- Get, compile and install webkit-image for WebKit usage. Compiled Windows-Version. More info at .11398

Automatic Installation

Go to Edit-preferences-Plugins. Then click on the button "Download List" followed by "Update". Finally, enable all plugins you want to install. If JOSM complains that it can't download a plugin, please fix the link on this page's table (should point to a downloadable jar file) or report the problem to the plugin author.

Manual Installation

If the automatic way does not work you can install plugins manually by putting the .jar files in the plugins directory under the Josm directory.

Under WINDOWS, this is in C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\JOSM\plugins. Now restart Josm and the plugins should show up here: Edit-preferences-Plugins. Activate the Plugin and re-start JOSM once more.

On a MAC you will find the JOSM directory in the user directory "[username]/.josm/plugins" The point "." in front of "josm" indicates that this folder is invisible. So you will need to use a "Terminal" to move the plugin file(s) to it. (As MAC OS does not show hidden folders in the "Finder".) Here you go:

  1. download the [plugin].jar file to the user directory: [username] (or copy it there with the "Finder" if you have already downloaded it elswhere)
  1. open a "Terminal" (put "terminal" into spotlight and start it) - it will automatically open in your user directory
  1. now move the plugin file to the plugin folder with this command: "mv [plugin].jar .josm/plugins/"

Now restart Josm and the plugins should show up here: Edit-preferences-Plugins. Activate the Plugin and re-start JOSM once more.

Want to create plugins? Go here: DevelopingPlugins