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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.

Mission

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.

History

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

Contribute to OSM through mapping parties, individual mapping and OSM editing, and local mapping events like our Mapathons!

Become a member of OpenStreetMap US

Join OpenStreetMap U.S. as a member

Volunteer for a committee or at an upcoming event

Get in touch to volunteer or support!

Attend or lead a Virtual Event

Join a Virtual Mappy Hour or Mapathon.

Programs

State of the Map US

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!

United States
The State of the Map US conferences edit

TeachOSM

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 & 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.

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 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.

Virtual events

OpenStreetMap US is hosting various remote "Mappy Hours" on different topics, usually every other week.

Governance

Executive Director

Maggie Cawley has served as the 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 2020-2021: [3]

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

Meetings

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 board@openstreetmap.us 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.

Annual General Meetings are held as part of State of the Map U.S. OSMUS also holds periodic town hall–style meetings, including before each board election, that are open to the general public.

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.

External links