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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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3D printed model of the Gorbals, Glasgow, location of the Commonwealth games 2014. Created using osm2world to convert from .osm to 3D and SRTM elevation data. Printed using a Ultimaker 2.
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News +/-
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
23 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.
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Event Calendar +/-
Mapping party 21 Jul KoorachunduPanchayatMapathon, India,
India
Social 22 Jul Nottingham, UK
United Kingdom
Social 22 Jul Rostocker Treffen, Germany
Germany
Social 22 Jul London pub meet-up, UK
United Kingdom
Mapping party 25 Jul #MapLesotho Mapathon in Maseru, Lesotho
Lesotho
Mapping party 25 Jul #MapLesotho Mapathon in Dublin, Ireland
Ireland
Mapping party 25 Jul '#MapLesotho Mapathon in Munster, Germany
Germany
Social 26 Jul Saturday Mapternoon, Salt Lake City, United States
United States
Social 28 Jul Stammtisch Bremen, Germany
Germany
Social 28 Jul Stammtisch Bonn/Rhein-Sieg, Germany
Germany
Social 30 Jul Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany
Germany
Social 1 Aug OSM-Treffen Essen, Germany
Germany
Social 6 Aug 38. Wiener Stammtisch
Austria
Wien
Social 7 Aug Stammtisch Lübeck, Germany
Germany
Social 7 Aug Stammtisch Dresden
Germany
Dresden
Social 8 Aug Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch
Germany
Social 9 Aug OpenStreetMap 10th Anniversary Birthday party in cities worldwide!
World
Social 9 Aug OSM-Treffen Dortmund, Germany
Germany
Mapping party 9 Aug Kaohsiung Shoushan Zoo, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Taiwan
Social 11 Aug Stammtisch Graz
Austria
Steiermark
Social 11 Aug Mappertreffen Passau
Germany
Social 12 Aug OSM-Stammtisch Landshut, Germany
Germany
Social 12 Aug Stammtisch Hamburg, Germany
Germany
Social 12 Aug GeoBeers, Salt Lake City, United States
United States
Social 13 Aug Braunschweig/Stammtisch
Germany
Social 13 Aug OSM-Stammtisch München, Germany
Germany
Social 26 Aug Derby, UK
United Kingdom
Conference 8–14 Sep FOSS4G conference in Portland
US
Social 23 Sep Nottingham, UK
United Kingdom
Conference 3–5 Oct OSMit2014, Matera
Italy
Conference 7–9 Nov State Of The Map 2014, Buenos Aires   Sotm-2014-bueno-aires-logo.png
Argentina

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