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The following are events that are happening just now or that should happen very soon. Get ready for them!

<<< All future events | Recent past events >>>

Event Calendar ±
Mapping party 24–25 Apr Do mapping Kinmen by youself, Kinmen, Taiwan Taiwan
Mapping party 25 Apr Mapatón Humanitario - Mapeado Colaborativo y Dpto. Geografía de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain Spain Zaragoza
Social 25 Apr OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 25 Apr Mapathon zum Weltmalariatag, Ulm, Germany Germany
Social 26 Apr Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Mapping party 26 Apr First Leuven Monthly OSM Meetup/Missing Maps, Leuven, Belgium Belgium
Mapping party 26 Apr Missing Maps at IPIS, Antwerp, Belgium Belgium
Social 27 Apr Rencontre mensuelle, Paris, France France
Social 27 Apr Lübecker Mappertreffen, Lübeck, Germany Germany
Social 27 Apr Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Mapping party 27 Apr Semester Start Missing Maps mapathon for World Malaria Day 2017, Heidelberg, Germany Germany
Social 28 Apr Vancouver mappy hour, Vancouver, Canada Canada British Columbia
Meeting 29 Apr Luxembourg Meetup, Level2 Hackerspace, Bonnevoie, Luxembourg Luxembourg
Mapping party 1 May Mapatona Estrada Real, Ouro Preto, Brazil Brazil
Social 1 May Mappy Hour, Toronto, Canada Canada Toronto
Mapping party 2 May Missing Maps May Mapathon, London, UK United Kingdom
Social 2 May Rostocker Treffen, Rostock, Germany Germany
Social 3 May Stuttgarter Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany Stuttgart
Mapping party 3 May Mapathon Missing Maps Université de Genève, Genève, Suisse Switzerland
Mapping party 4 May Mapathon Missing Maps Paris, Paris, France France
Mapping party 4 May Monthly Missing Maps mapathon at Finnish Red Cross HQ, Helsinki, Finland Finland
Social 4 May Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Social 6–8 May Mapping party Tále, Slovakia Slovakia
Social 8 May Mappertreffen, Passau, Germany Germany Passau
Meeting 8 May OSM Taipei Meetup, MozSpace, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Mapping party 8 May Walk4Art II, Roma, Italy Italy Rome
Social 9 May Rencontre mensuelle libre, Lyon, France France
Meeting 9 May Rencontres mensuelles, Nantes, France France
Meeting 9 May OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting, Mumble, everywhere everywhere
Mapping party 10 May Mapathon Missing Maps Lyon, Lyon, France France
Mapping party 11 May Mapathon Missing Maps Grenoble, Grenoble, France France
Social 10 May Münchner Stammtisch, München, Germany Germany München
Social 11 May 107. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Social 11 May 83. OSM-Stammtisch, Zürich, Switzerland Switzerland Zürich
Mapping party 12–14 May Wikimedia Prehackathon, Prague, Czech Republic Czech Republic
Conference 13–14 May OSCAL (Open Source Conference Albania), Tirana, Albania Albania
Meeting 15 May Réunion mensuelle, Rennes, France France Rennes
Social 16 May Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn, Germany Germany
Social 16 May Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 17 May Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Conference 18 May Schemotechnika 10, Moscow, Russia Russia
Mapping party 20 May 東京!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第8回 浜離宮恩賜庭園, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Social 22 May Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 22 May Stammtisch Graz, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 23 May Derby Pub Meetup, Derby, UK United Kingdom
Social 25 May Lübecker Mappertreffen, Lübeck, Germany Germany
Social 26 May Vancouver mappy hour, Vancouver, Canada Canada
Social 31 May Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Social 1 Jun Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Conference 2–4 Jun State of the Map France 2017, Avignon, France France
Conference 3 Jun Map Solutions 2017, Lviv, Ukraine Ukraine
  Future events
Conference 5–7 Jul AGIT2017, Salzburg, Austria Austria
Conference 8–10 Jul State of the Map Africa 2017, Kampala, Uganda Uganda
Conference 18–22 Jul FOSS4G Europe 2017 at ENSG Cité Descartes, Champs-sur-Marne (Marne-la-Vallée), France France
Conference 27–29 Jul FOSS4G+State of the Map Brasil 2017, Curitiba, Brazil Brazil
Conference 14–19 Aug FOSS4G 2017, Boston, United States United States
Conference 18–20 Aug State of the Map 2017, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan Japan
Conference 19–22 Oct State of the Map U.S. 2017, Boulder, United States United States
Conference 23–28 Oct FOSS4G+State of the Map Argentina 2017, Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina
Conference 29 Nov – 2 Dec State of the Map LatAm 2017, Lima, Perú Peru

You are welcome to add upcoming events, conferences, seminars and other opportunities where OpenStreetMap might be promoted to this calendar. To do so, please follow this link to Template:Calendar and click 'Edit'. If editing wiki tables is new to you, we recommend that you copy an existing table row (each new row starts with "|-" and ends just before the next occurrence of "|-" marking the start of the next row, or "|}" marking the end of the table) and edit the details as appropriate.

How to update the calendar

The above calendar box appears in many pages (most notably the Main Page and Current Events page).

When an event is past and you remove it from this table, please add it to the Template:PastEvents table.

Two templates are used for this. Template:Calendar2 contains the framing, background colors, etc. and Template:Calendar (this one) contains the dates and events. If you click 'edit' you'll see a table following this format (rows are ordered by date):

| {{cal|conference}} || {{dm|Month Day}} || [URL International event] {{SmallFlag|float=none|Event name|Event-logo.png}}, [[Country]] {{SmallFlag|Country}}
| {{cal|mapevent}} || {{dm|Month Day}} || [[Page name on this wiki|National event]] {{SmallFlag|Country}}
| {{cal|social}} || {{dm|Month Day|Month Day}} || Local event, [[City]], [[Country]] {{SmallFlag|Country}} {{SmallFlag|City|Symbol of city.png}}
| {{cal|social}} || {{dm|Month Day|Month Day}} || Local event, [// City], [[Country]] {{SmallFlag|Country}}

Use one of the following templates to specify the nature of the event:

Icon Code Info
Mapping party {{Cal|mapevent}} for mapping parties (with surveying) or mapathons (without)
Social {{Cal|social}} for informal meetings, or just to have a beer with fellow OSM addicts.
Meeting {{Cal|meeting}} for meetings at a face-to-face location or virtual
Speaking {{Cal|speaking}} for talks/speaking events with individual or small number of talks on OSM
Conference {{Cal|conference}} for conferences with several talks/panels/workshops on OSM
Pizza {{Cal|pizza}} for hack-a-thons/mapathons involving pizza (or eating other meals, e.g. pasta-parties or brunches)
IRC {{Cal|irc}} for IRC meetings about OSM.
TV {{Cal|tv}} for TV/press appearances. Turn on your TV that day!
Podcast {{Cal|podcast}} for radio/podcast recordings
Info {{Cal|info}} for important dates e.g OSMF election deadlines
MISC {{Cal|misc}} for anything else


  • Leading icons for event types are constrained by {{Cal}} within a 24x30px rectangle within which they are centered. This gives some enough margins to allow descriptions to wrap on a couple of lines without excessive vertical margins, to keep the rendered list compact vertically.
  • Dates are autotranslated by {{Dm}} whose parameters are dates (3-letter abbreviated month names in English and day of month). You can specify only date, or two dates for an event spanning several days. You don't need to specify a year.
  • The list of events will wrap into vertical columns (depending on available screen size) to avoid excessively long rows of text and keep it easy to read.

Geolocating and linking events within the information column:

  • Try to geolocate your event, at least the city name.
  • If there's a page for the city on this wiki, link the city to this page using a wikilink, and make sure that this page displays a map to locate this city.
  • If there's no page on this wiki (and you don't intend to create one), avoid creating a red link to a missing page. Instead use a link to the OSM map such as: [// City].
  • If the event itself has a link to a page on this wiki, use a wikilink, and please use readable non-encoded characters in the wiki page name (or in the possible anchor after the # sign).
  • If a link goes to an external site, and this site supports both HTTP and HTTPS, remove the "http:" or "https:" prefix before "//". Please avoid using link redirectors, please use the final target of the link.

Usage of flags and other icons within the information column:

  • For placing country flag icons or similar location symbols (such as coat of arms) to the right of the columns, or if the default SVG flag does not exist for this location, please look at the documentation of {{SmallFlag}}. Ideally all these locations used in Calendar events should have a link to an existing page on this wiki (showing the map and a list of most active OSM projects, tools or other community pages related to that location). Order these location templates at end of line: the country first (will be the rightmost one in the display), then the symbol for the region or city.
  • For showing small icons that are only project icons or small logos related to the (big) event but not related to location, don't place them to the left but to the right using "float=right" or inline with "float=none". Avoid logos for something else than big events, and make sure the logo is appriately licenced in a way compatible with this wiki (logos stored in Wikimedia Commons are compatible, provided they also don't abuse the Wikimedia Commons rules).
  • Don't oversize these icons, they MUST remain constrained with height and width BELOW 30 pixels (the default height of icons displayed by the SmallFlag template is 15 pixels, it is largely enough for all flags).

BIG events could be written in bold. You will need to crank up the font size a notch in order for this difference to show up on the Main Page (since font size is reduced there). What is a big event? We've tended to move towards only making events big very occasionally, so we're talking big international OSM gatherings with say more than 20 OSMers attending.

Advice on organising developer events

Developer events, also known as "hack days", "hack weekends" and "hackathons", are meetings of developers to discuss, network and collaborate with other developers, designers, documenters, and others with an interest in software.

If you are organising one of these events, then you may like to read our Engineering Working Group's advice.

Past Events

See the Past Events page.