Since 2016, the OpenStreetMap community grants awards to outstanding members, projects and organizations, which has contributed to the project's growth.
Three new award categories were added, to promote growing work in the regions of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. The 2017 award ceremony took place on 19th of August at the State of the Map 2017 conference. They are:
- The Core Systems Award went to Kevin Bullock.
- The Innovation Award went to Tobias Zwick.
- The Influential Writing Award went to Ramani Huria.
- The Greatness in Mapping Award went to Jochen Topf.
- The Expanding the Community Award went to Pete Masters.
- The Improving the Latin America Award went to GeoChicas.
- The Improving the Africa Award went to the State of the Map Africa Organising Team.
- The Improving the Asia Award went to Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia.
- The Ulf Möller Memorial Award went to Martin Raifer.
The winners of the 2016 awards were announced on 25th of September at the State of the Map conference. They are:
- The Core Systems Award went to Roland Olbricht for the Overpass API.
- The Innovation Award went to Manuel Roth and Lukas Martinelli for OSM2VectorTiles.
- The Influential Writing Award went to the WeeklyOSM Team for their weekly news blog.
- The Greatness in Mapping Award went to for mapping a lot of hiking routes.
- The Expanding the Community Award went to Pascal Neis for his community maps.
- The Ulf Möller Memorial Award went to Frederik Ramm.