Does Europe have the most OpenStreetMap users?

I’ve opened a show GPS trace in the OSM map and it was mostly in Europe. Every single way has a GPS traces especially Russia. Do European like to use OpenStreetMap?

Here are editor stats per country: OSMstats - Statistics of the free wiki world map You can color the map by contributors per population.


Openstreetmap began in Europe, to be more precise The UK.

In the early days we had no aerial imagery so one of the few tools we
had to map roads were GPS traces. This will explain the number and why
every road is recorded.

Its still a valuable method of mapping new roads and rural paths.


Speaking about the early days, here’s a nice video about node edits from 2006 to 2018: