Macon Maps

Open Data for Middle Georgia

Government: public data online

The map of Macon builds on data from the City of Macon, Bibb County, the Macon Police Department, the Macon Water Authority, the Middle Georgia Regional Commission, and Macon-Bibb Planning and Zoning Commission. In addition to contributing data, governments can also get data back.

OpenStreetMap users have mapped historic sites, such as Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

The USGS and National Park Service use OpenStreetMap data to build up their national maps.

Citizens: explore your community

Habitat for Humanity in Macon used Bibb County's buildings data to illustrate an impact map showing their work in Lynmore Estates.

The College Hill Alliance used housing citations to show changes in their neighborhood over the past 15 years. The code is open for anyone to see housing data for your neighborhood. See the city's data as a timeline-map and as a download for Google Earth.

Historic Macon created a timeline-map of when historic homes were built in North Macon.

About OpenStreetMap

Code for America is publishing data on OpenStreetMap to make a free, high-quality map of Macon.

When you edit OpenStreetMap you're making a better map for all of us.

How do companies catch up to Google and release their own maps? They use OpenStreetMap.

Craigslist is mapping your next apartment on OpenStreetMap.

Foursquare uses and edits OpenStreetMap to map places and check-ins worldwide

OpenStreetMap is even used to make blankets and "mapkins".

Data Tips

  • Check the left sidebar of for transit, parks, housing, buildings, and broadband data.
  • You can download shapefiles of Macon and Bibb County from OpenStreetMap at
  • OpenStreetMap data is free, but always give credit.
  • The US Census releases shapefiles of the entire US at TIGER.
  • You can view almost any KML file in Google Maps. Paste the URL into the search bar, like this.
  • Make your own map styles by downloading TileMill or using CloudMade online.

Programmers: build on it

Select an OpenStreetMap style

Display this map in

map = new google.maps.Map(document.getElementById("map"), { mapTypeControlOptions:{ mapTypeIds:[google.maps.MapTypeId.ROADMAP, google.maps.MapTypeId.SATELLITE, 'MapQuest'] } });
osmLayer = new google.maps.ImageMapType({
  getTileUrl: function(coord, zoom){
    return "" + zoom + "/" + coord.x + "/" + coord.y + ".jpg";
  tileSize: new google.maps.Size(256, 256),
  isPng: false,
  alt: "OpenStreetMap",
  name: "OpenStreetMap",
  maxZoom: 19
map.mapTypes.set('OpenStreetMap', osmLayer);