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Image of the week ±
Europe retail marimekko.png
User:SK53 has been investigating retail POI data, looking at the stats by country, and plotting this in a variety of ways. Read more on his blog post. This "Marimekko" diagram shows different retail types (shop tags) in different European countries.
News ±
24 Jun Fundraising target reached. Thank you! (you can still donate)
6 Jun Launching Fundraising drive 2015
25 Apr Humanitarian OpenStreetMappers respond to the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
11 Apr OSM Workshop will be held in Austin, Texas USA to support GeoGO Accessibility Project
16 Feb Routing feature was enabled on main website openstreetmap.org, based on Open Source Routing Machine, GraphHopper and MapQuest Routing API
6 Oct WeeklyOSM was relaunched: a weekly news collection with everything about OSM, based on German Wochennotiz. WeeklyOSM is available there in English, Spanish, Romanian, Japanese and Türkish
18 Sep OSM2World takes first place in Thomas-Krenn open source awards
9 Aug Celebrations for the tenth anniversary of OpenStreeetMap take place around the world
older news... OpenStreetMap in the media
Platform Status ±
Up and running
Event Calendar ±
  Current events (in the next 2 weeks)
Conference 23–28 Jun Festival delle Libertà digitali, Vicenza Italy Italy
Conference 25 Jun Intro & possibilities with OSM and OpenData (for state agencies), La Paz, Bolivia Bolivia
Conference 25–26 Jun Swiss Postgres Conference 2015, Rapperswil Switzerland Switzerland
Social 26 Jun Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany Germany
Mapping party 26 Jun Accessibility Mapping Party in Llefià, Badalona, Catalunya Catalonia
Meeting 26–28 Jun SommerCamp, Linuxhotel, Essen, Germany Germany
Conference 27 Jun Oficina de OpenStreetMap, Campinas, Brasil Brazil
Mapping party 27 Jun Workshop: Intro & possibilities with OSM (public), La Paz, Bolivia Bolivia
Mapping party 27–28 Jun Mapping Party in Cluj-Napoca, Romania Romania
Mapping party 28 Jun Mapping Party in Taichung, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 28 Jun Stammtisch Chemnitz, Sachsen, Germany GermanyChemnitz
Social 30 Jun OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
  Future events (in less than 6 weeks)
Social 1 Jul Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 1 Jul 49. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 2 Jul Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 2 Jul Mappa Mercia, UK United Kingdom
Meeting 3 Jul Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Technische Sammlungen Dresden Germany Dresden
Meeting 4 Jul Encontro OpenStreetMap Brasília, Brasília, Brazil Brazil
Social 5 Jul Mappertreffen Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany Germany
Social 7 Jul Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 7 Jul Rostocker Treffen, Germany Germany
Conference 8–10 Jul AGIT 2015 with OSGeo Day and OSM Spezialforum, Salzburg Austria
Social 9 Jul Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch Germany
Mapping party 11 Jul Micro-Mapping-Party in Zurich Switzerland
Conference 11–12 Jul OSM Essentials Workshop + OpenRoads, Leyte Philippines Philippines
Social 13 Jul Niederbayern Stammtisch in Passau Germany
Conference 14–17 Jul FOSS4G Europe 2015 conference, Como, Italy Italy
Social 14 Jul OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Conference 15 Jul #geomob, London, England England
Social 15 Jul Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 15 Jul Como, Italy Italy
Social 15 Jul Stammtisch Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Social 16 Jul Stammtisch Innsbruck Austria Tirol
Social 21 Jul Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 21 Jul Nottingham, England England
  Future big events (in more than 6 weeks)
Conference 4–6 Sep State of the Map Latam 2015, Santiago Chile Santiago
Conference 15–17 Sep INTERGEO 2015 with OSGeo Park, Stuttgart Germany Germany
Conference 30 Sep – 4 Oct State of the Map Scotland 2015, Edinburgh Scotland
Conference 20–22 Nov Open GIS 2015, Moscow Russia Russia
Conference 26–27 Nov PGConf.DE (Deutschsprachige PostgreSQL Konferenz) 2015, Hamburg Germany Germany