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This is the official page for OpenStreetMap U.S., a 501(c)(3) charity advocating and supporting OpenStreetMap in the United States. OpenStreetMap U.S. is a local chapter of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Some of the United States OSM community resources are found on the OpenStreetMap U.S. website.
We strive to support the OpenStreetMap project in the United States through fostering awareness, ensuring broad availability of data, continuous quality improvement, and an active community.
- Main article: Foundation/Local Chapters/United States/History
OpenStreetMap U.S. was first proposed in 2009 and was incorporated on April 19, 2010, in Washington, D.C. The inaugural State of the Map U.S. conference took place in August 2010.
How can you participate?
Map in OpenStreetMap
Become a member of OpenStreetMap US
- Regular Member: This is our main membership tier. As a Regular member, you able to vote for the OpenStreetMap US board, are given a 20% discount to the annual State of the Map US conference, and receive regular updates about the organization.
- Supporting Member: As a supporting member, your additional gift sustains our work to educate, engage, & connect through OpenStreetMap. Supporting members can vote for the OSM US Board and receive a 25% discount to all paid OSM US events.
- Donor Member: As a Donor member, your support is the foundation of our membership program. Donor members can vote for the OSM US Board and receive a 30% discount to all paid OSM US events. We are grateful for your support!
- Student Member: We offer a $5 membership discount to students. At this tier you are able to vote for the OSM US board and receive a 20% discount to the State of the Map US conference.
Volunteer for a committee or at an upcoming event
Get in touch to volunteer or support!
Attend or lead a Virtual Event
Visit our Events page to find or add an event near you!
The State of the Map US (SOTMUS) conference is the annual, regional conference for OpenStreetMap in the United States. Organized by OpenStreetMap US it has been held each year since 2010. Please note that regional SotMs like SOTMUS are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and have separate budgets from the OpenStreetMap Foundation. Interested in hosting the next event? Learn more on the State of the Map US Planning page!
Working groups & Committees
The Code of Conduct Committee was organized in January 2020.
The Local Working Group was organized to support local groups and activities but is not currently active. For a great list of Local OSM Groups see WikiProject United States. There are groups in over 20 major cities across the United States.
OpenStreetMap U.S. offers server access to interested parties. Please get in touch with Ian Dees for access. The servers are currently used to host openstreetmap.us and TopOSM. Hosting costs are donated by visi.com and OSU's Open Source Lab.
Server specifications can be seen on the Servers subpage.
Visit the Events page for opportunities!
Previous executive directors:
- Jaye Matthews (2018) 
Board of Directors
Board of Directors for 2021–2022: 
- Martijn van Exel (At-Large)
- Diane Fritz (Secretary)
- Jubal Harpster (Treasurer)
- Minh Nguyễn (President)
- Daniela Waltersdorfer (Vice President)
The Board of Directors and Executive Director hold hour-long meetings once a month. (Until 2017, the meetings were held weekly.) By default, monthly board meetings are not open to the general public, but if you are interested in joining a particular meeting, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org in advance. We conduct board meetings in Google Meet, which requires a Google account. Minutes are published after they are approved at the following meeting.
Contact OpenStreetMap U.S. for financial information.
Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
The OpenStreetMap U.S. is incorporated as of April 19, 2010.
Code of Conduct
In May 2020, OpenStreetMap US adopted a new code of conduct and moderation process prepared by the CoC Committee and reviewed by the U.S. community: