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Welcome to OpenStreetMap, the project that creates and distributes free geographic data for the world. We started it because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.

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Image of the week +/-
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The website of the Italian gendarmerie (Carabinieri) now features as the only map, an OpenStreetMap map with a prominent copyright link. This is the first recorded use of a military force using OSM.
Other featured images
News +/-
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
28 Jun The weekly notes will be stopped after 4years, if there is nobody willing to continue the translation from DE
28 Jun The wiki main page was redesigned to be lighter and strictly use-case oriented, and we introduce navigation pages
28 Jun After State Of The Map Europe 2014 has ended, a lot of video footage is available from its wiki page.
8 Jun OSM contributors can now add their ORCID identifier to their user page on this wiki, using {{User ORCID}}.
5 Jun Mapbox releases Mapbox GL, a framework for client-side rendered vector maps on iOS using OpenStreetMap data.
5 May New release of Mapsforge 0.4.0 (offline vector map rendering framework)
Now 2014 West Africa Ebola Response
9 Apr Imagery from DigitalGlobe now available for use via mapbox [1]
4 Apr A new editor is released, Level0.
older news...       OpenStreetMap in the media
Platform Status +/-

Up and running

Event Calendar +/-
Meeting 25 Jan Encontro OSM Brasília, Brasília, Brazil
Brazil
Social 26 Jan Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany
Germany
Social 27 Jan Maptime Roma January Meetup Roma, Italy
Italy
Social 28 Jan Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany
Germany
Social 29 Jan Treffen Chemnitz, Germany
Germany
Mapping party 31 Jan Mapping Party, Tim, Denmark
Denmark
Social 2 Feb Rostocker Treffen, Germany
Germany
Social 4 Feb Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany
Germany
Social 4 Feb 44. Wiener Stammtisch
Austria
Wien
Social 5 Feb Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany
Germany
Social 5 Feb Stammtisch Dresden
Germany
Dresden
Social 5 Feb Mappa Mercia, Birmingham, UK
United Kingdom
Social 7 Feb Stammtisch Harz, Germany
Germany
Harzer Flagge
Social 9 Feb Stammtisch Graz
Austria
Steiermark
Social 10 Feb Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France
France
Social 10 Feb OSM-Stammtisch Hamburg, Germany
Germany
Social 11 Feb OSM-Stammtisch München, Germany
Germany
München
Social 11 Feb OSM-Stammtisch Zürich, Switzerland
Switzerland
Social 13 Feb Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch
Germany
Social 17 Feb Derby, England
England
Social 17 Feb Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn
Germany
Social 17 Feb Glasgow, Scotland
Scotland
Social 17 Feb Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany
Germany
Social 19 Feb Stammtisch Karlsruhe, Germany
Germany
Karlsruhe
Social 19 Feb Stammtisch Innsbruck
Austria
Tirol
Social 20 Feb Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany
Germany
Pizza 21–22 Feb Karlsruhe Hack Weekend February 2015
Germany
Social 25 Feb Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany
Germany
Social 26 Feb Mappertreffen Lüchow-Dannenberg, Lüchow, Germany
Germany
Social 28 Feb Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany
Germany
Conference 11–13 Mar FOSSGIS 2015 conference, Münster, Germany Fossgis conference 2015.png
Germany
Mapping party 11–12 Apr Mapaton, Santiago, Chile
Chile


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