JOSM Validator Rules

source:trunk/resources/images/dialogs/validator.svg The JOSM validator (Tag checker) can be customized with different rules based on MapCSS.

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There are base rules (e.g. Geometry or Highways) that cover dedicated features each. They can be combined with add-on rules that cover more special topics:

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addr:full warning CjMalone More details 1.1_2024-02-09
icon ATMs in Slovakia Jose Riha Rules implementing operator and ref tag checks for ATMs in Slovak Republic. More details 9_2022-03-27
icon Brazilian-specific rules OpenStreetMap Brasil Community rules for the most common errors and problems found in Brazil. Messages are in Portuguese only. More details 2019-07-14
Check Date CjMalone More details 1.1_2023-05-20
icon Colombia specific rules Andres Gomez (AngocA) - Maptime Bogota Validation rules for the most common issues found in Colombia. Messages are in Spanish, with suggestion and fixes. This is based on the Colombian Guide for Mapping which can be found in the OSM Wiki. More details 2021-11-29
Country Code Check CjMalone More details 1.1_2023-04-09
icon Czech Republic Address System Jose Riha Rules implementing checks for address tags specified by Czech Republic Address System. Only used in CZ and SK. More details 2.17_2020-10-05
icon Dutch specific rules Famlam Rules for The Netherlands only (European part). More details 2024.07.14
Extended runway rules gaben Extending core runway validation rules. Currently validating ref values and offering autofix for runways drawn as an area. More details 1_2023-04-02
Facebook not website CjMalone More details 1.2_2023-04-12
icon France specific rules PanierAvide Rules, which are limited to France only. More details 1.93_2024-03-02
Geology Validator Kai Johnson Validates mapping of geological and natural features More details 6_2024-01-16
icon Germany specific rules Klumbumbus Rules, which are limited to Germany only. More details 1.23_2020-10-22
GRB import issues Midgard Detect some data issues during GRB assisted mapping 1.4_2020-08-08
icon Hungary specific rules gaben Rules, which are limited to Hungary only. More details 6_2024-06-23
Indoor mapping rules PanierAvide Rules for validating indoor data More details 1.1_2019-10-01
Invalid Website Protocol CjMalone More details 1.2_2023-04-07
icon Iran-specific rules Ebrahim Nejati Rules, which are limited to Iran only. More details 1.4
icon Italy specific rules francians, Klumbumbus Rules, which are limited to Italy only. More details 1.4_2020-04-01
Jungle Bus - validation ruleset nlehuby Uncompromising validation of transit data More details 0.13
icon KeepRight Checks Dave Manzer Checks for errors based on KeepRight checks More details 2_2020-04-05
icon Luxembourg specific rules David Morais Ferreira (dmlu), Guillaume Rischard (Stereo) Rules, which are limited to Luxembourg only. More details 0.5
Missing Opening Hours CjMalone Warn when signs of opening_hours, but no opening_hours More details 1.1_2022-07-30
Missing streetnumber or conscriptionnumber Jose Riha Copy value of housenumber tag to either streetnumber or conscriptionnumber More details 1.6_2020-10-05
Mountain bike specific rules naoliv, Stefan Bauer Rules which check the correct usage of mountain bike specific tags. More details 1.0
Not Check CjMalone More details 1.1_2023-08-08
OpenRailwayMap – extra ruleset for Germany rurseekatze Additional validation of railway data according to the OpenRailwayMap tagging scheme. More details 2017-01-09
OpenRailwayMap – international validation ruleset rurseekatze Validation of railway data according to the OpenRailwayMap tagging scheme. More details 2017-01-09
OSM Lint Validations Dave Manzer Checks for errors based on OSM Lint More details 3_2020-10-05
Pictures rules PanierAvide Rules for checking syntax of picture-related tags More details 4_2023-11-11
icon Portuguese-specific rules ViriatoLusitano Community rules for the most common errors and problems found in Portugal. Messages are in Portuguese only. More details 1.6_2020-10-05
icon Português-Erros comuns PT2 OSM Portugal AVISO: APLICAR APENAS EM PORTUGAL. Encontra principalmente erros de ortografia, abreviaturas em nomes, algumas etiquetas não aplicáveis a Portugal e alguns erros de etiquetas mal aplicadas. Os erros começam com "Portugal" para serem facilmente identificados. Verificar com CUIDADO os erros apresentados por esta lista, pois nem sempre são erros. More details 1.38_2020-10-05
Possible missing weekdays Klumbumbus Checks for possible missing weekdays in the opening_hours key. Note that opening hours without weekdays can be correct, so be careful when editing the osm data. More details 1.2_2018-03-24
Public Transport GTFS skyper Special rules for Public transportation supporting GTFS and tags for PTNA. More details 0.0.42_2024-02-07
QA Tool Inspired Validations Dave Manzer & Milla Zagorski Checks for errors inspired from Osmose tag checks 37_2020-11-06
icon Russian housenumbers zetx16 1.1_2020-02-16
Seamark Validation Rules Aun (Skippern) Johnsen Rules to give warning when tagging of seamarks are not in accordance with standards in the data model More details 0.1
icon Slovakia specific rules Filip009 Rules implementing guideposts and route marker rules in Slovak Republic and some other common mistakes or forggetable things. More details 6_2022-07-25
Source object tag gileri Warn of source tags on objects that are obsolete, or will be in future edits More details 1.3_2023-02-11
swimming_pool tag confusion nlehuby Detect Suspicious leisure=swimming_pool 0.17_2020-10-05
icon Ukrainian phone numbers code: andygol; icon: gontsa Verify Ukrainian phone numbers formatting and validity. Rules for checking phone number formats in Ukraine. The phone must conform to the format +380 aa xxx xxxx;+380 aaa xx xxxx;+380 аааа хх ххх, where +380 is the code of Ukraine, аа / ааа / аааа is the code of the operator or area, ххх хххх / хх хххх / хх ххх - number format for seven-, six- and five-digit numbers that can be used in the local network without using the network code. Toll-free phones 0 800 ххх ххх must be specified without a country code, the phone:UA key is used to record them. More details 0.12_2022-05-27
icon Ukrainian Streets and Addresses darkonus Validation of street names and addresses in Ukraine 0.52_2023-11-28
icon Validating tasks in HOT TM projects (HOT TM Validator Checker) Patrik_B Few rules mostly for flagging objects with layer tag. More details 23_2023-07-23

To add more rules to your list, open the Validator Preferences: Edit -> Preferences -> source:trunk/resources/images/preferences/validator.svg Validator -> Tag Checker Rules (2nd tab)

Create new rules

If you want to add your rules to this list use one of the two options:

  • Simply create a page in this wiki with your rule, e.g. Rules/MyRuleName. This is similar to Styles and Presets. See there for more information about this topic.
  • Externally hosted rule URLs can be entered when editing the RulesSource page.

If your rule applies to a limited area, use Territory selectors, to limit the execution to the area.

Rules managed in JOSM wiki

JOSM wiki based Rules is the preferred method.

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