Since 2016 the OpenStreetMap community grants awards to outstanding members, projects and organizations, which has contributed to the project's growth.
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.
See also the official blog post about the winners.