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Image of the week ±
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Nama Budhathoki of Kathmandu Living Labs describing the 2015 Nepal earthquake mapping response at Understanding Risk conference in Venice (session info)
News ±
30 Oct New road style. Major changes to improve legibility and consistency of roads in the cartography of the Standard map style on openstreetmap.org.)
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.
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
14 Nov GeoGO Presentation during NFB Texas Convention in Austin, Texas USA to support CapMac's GeoGO-OSM Accessibility Project
older news... OpenStreetMap in the media
Platform Status ±

Up and running after planned maintenance

Event Calendar ±
Mapping party 25 May Semana de Accesibilidad Cusco 2016, Cusco, Peru Peru
Social 25 May Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Conference 27 May OpenStreetMap Workshop at TAK Kadıköy, Istanbul, Turkey Turkey
Mapping party 28 May Mapping party "Mappiamo i Monti Pisani", Calci, Italy Italy
Social 29 May Stammtisch, Essen, Germany Germany Essen
Meeting 30 May Annual Meeting OSM Iceland, Kópavogur, Iceland Iceland
Meeting 30 May Rencontres mensuelles, Rennes, France France
Social 1 Jun Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 2 Jun Lübecker Mappertreffen, Lübeck,Germany Germany
Social 2 Jun 57. Wiener Stammtisch,Wien, Austria Austria Wien
Social 2 Jun Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Mapping party 4 Jun Mapa Comunitario de Activos de Santurce, Colaboratorio, Puerto Rico Puerto Rico
Mapping party 4 Jun 2016 Mapping party a Volta mantovana, Mantova, Italy Italy
Mapping party 4 Jun OSM Bucharest Mapping Party 2016, Bucharest, Romania Romania
Mapping party 5 Jun OSM Bucharest Mapping Party 2016, Bucharest, Romania Romania
Mapping party 5 Jun Mappingparty in Oppingen (Ulmer Alb), Oppingen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 6 Jun Missing Maps Mapathon @Doctors without borders/Handicap international, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Social 7 Jun OSM Stammtisch Rostock, Rostock, Germany Germany
Social 9 Jun Stammtisch München, München, Germany Germany
Social 9 Jun 96. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Social 9 Jun OSM Monthly Mappers "M-eat-ing" - Jun 2016, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Meeting 10 Jun Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Meeting 10–12 Jun Portobeseno : several talk about OpenStreetMap, Besenello Trentino, Italy Italy
Social 13 Jun Mappertreffen Passau GermanyPassau
Social 14 Jun Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Social 14 Jun Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 14 Jun Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 15 Jun Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Pizza 17–18 Jun DB Open Data Hackday, Berlin, Germany Germany
Social 21 Jun Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 21 Jun Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 21 Jun Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn,Germany Germany
Social 24 Jun Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Conference 24 Jun Swiss PG Day 2016, Rapperswil, Switzerland Switzerland
Mapping party 25 Jun 京都世界遺産マッピングパーティ:最終回 天龍寺, Kyoto, Japan Japan
Social 27 Jun Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 27 Jun Stammtisch, Essen, Germany Germany Essen
Social 27 Jun Stammtisch, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 28 Jun Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
  Future events
Conference 4–6 Jul FOSSGIS 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Conference 6–8 Jul AGIT 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Conference 15 Jul Presentation of a hiking map done using OpenStreetMap data, Storo, Trentino, Italy Italy
Conference 23–25 Jul State of The Map US 2016, Seattle, United States United States
Conference 6 Aug State of The Map Japan 2016, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Conference 20–22 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 22–23 Aug Workshops at FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 24–26 Aug FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 27–28 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint Part II, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 23–26 Sep State of the Map 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium