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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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Using OpenStreetMap

Software Development
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Image of the week +/-
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Santa hats and reindeer headgear at the Missing Maps Christmas Mapathon in London. Mappers gathered to do humanitarian mapping "putting the worlds vulnerable people on the map". One of a series of popular events called the Missing Maps Project
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
22 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 +/-
Social 22 Dec OSM-Treffen Essen, Germany
Social 22 Dec Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany
Meeting 22 Dec OpenStreetMap Budapest Meetup, Budapest, Hungary
Meeting 27–30 Dec Chaos Communication Congress, Hamburg
Social 30 Dec Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany


Social 7 Jan Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany
Social 8 Jan Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany - Ersatztermin!
Social 8 Jan Stammtisch Dresden
Social 8 Jan Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch
Social 12 Jan Stammtisch Graz
Social 13 Jan Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France
Meeting 17–18 Jan Berlin Hack Weekend Januar 2015
Social 20 Jan Stirling, Scotland
Social 26 Jan Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany
Conference 11–13 Mar FOSSGIS 2015 conference, Münster, Germany Fossgis conference 2015.png
Mapping party 11–12 Apr Mapaton, Santiago, Chile
Meeting 30–31 May Berlin Hack Weekend May 2015
Meeting 5–6 Sep Berlin Hack Weekend September 2015

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