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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 not a Local Chapter. 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?


State of the Map U.S.

OpenStreetMap U.S. organizes OpenStreetMap's annual United States conference.

United States
The State of the Map US conferences edit


TeachOSM is a chartered project of OpenStreetMap US with the aim of promoting the use of OpenStreetMap to teach geography. Learn more on the wiki page or visit the TeachOSM website.

Working groups

The Local Working Group was organized to support local groups and activities. For a great list of Local OSM Groups see WikiProject United States. There are groups in over 20 major cities across the United States.

Technical resources

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 and TopOSM. Hosting costs are donated by and OSU's Open Source Lab.

Server specifications can be seen on the Servers subpage.


Executive Director

Maggie Cawley has served as the interim Executive Director since stepping down from the Board of Directors in 2019. [1]

Previous executive directors:

  • Jaye Matthews (2018) [2]

Board of Directors

Board of Directors for 2019: [3]

See a list of previous boards and a board election history.

Board meetings

The chapter board holds hour-long monthly meetings on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 2 PM EDT. (The meeting will be held on November 20 and December 18, 2019.) These meetings are not open to the general public by default, but if you are interested, email

We use Google Meet for our board meetings. You need a Google account to join, but the minutes are being made available to everyone.

The Annual General Meeting of 2012 was held at State of the Map U.S. 2012.

See minutes of regular meetings.

Financial reports

Contact OpenStreetMap U.S. for financial information.

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

The OpenStreetMap U.S. is incorporated as of April 19, 2010.

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