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20 Aug2020-08-202020-08-21 Mappers can now become an Associate member of OpenStreetMap Foundation at no cost by applying for Active Contributor Membership. A minimum 42 days of editing are required in the last 365 calendar days.
10 Jul2020-07-102020-07-11 ÖPNVKarte becomes a new featured tile layer on
4 Jul2020-07-042020-07-05 State of the Map 2020 conference is held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
3 Aug2019-08-032019-08-04 Most pages on this wiki load faster following a redesign of the language bar. Please report any problems on the language bar's talk page.
12 Jun2019-06-122019-06-13 The events calendar has been streamlined for easier editing. See Template:Calendar for updated instructions.
11 Apr2019-04-112019-04-12 The OSM Foundation is now an affiliate member of the Open Source Initiative.
23 Mar2019-03-232019-03-24 OSM wins the 2018 Free Software Foundation award, adding another trophy to our collection.
23 Jan2019-01-232019-01-24 Wiki pages containing outdated but historically relevant information can be marked with the templates {{Historic artifact start}} and {{Historic artifact end}}.
10 Jan2019-01-102019-01-11 Data Working Group announces that the Organised Editing Guidelines have been officially put online. (More context on the OSMF blog.)
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Upcoming events (Add) – See also Past Events Event archive 2004-2020
21st JanuaryVirtual Civic Hack & Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
22nd JanuaryVirtual community meeting.Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
24th January2021 OpenStreetMap x Wikidata 新手教學工作坊Taichung, Taiwan
25th JanuaryBremer Mappertreffen (Online)Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
26th JanuaryMissing Maps CZ Mapathon 2021 #1Prague, Prague, Czechia
26th JanuaryVirtual OpenStreetMap Belgium meetingBrussels, Brussels-Capital, Belgium
29th JanuaryHOT Community WG: Mapping for Covid 19 Response and Resilience: Global Coordination Supporting Local Action
29th JanuaryVirtual community meeting.Warsaw, Masovian Voivodeship, Poland
30th–31st JanuaryMapping Uganda's New CitiesKampala, Central Region, Uganda
30th JanuaryCompleanno Local Chapter italiano OSMRome, Lazio, Italy
1st FebruaryeMWRE MapathonDelft, South Holland, Netherlands
1st FebruaryOSM x Wikidata #25Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
2nd FebruaryOsm2pgsql Virtual Meetup
2nd FebruaryMissing Maps London Mapathon
2nd FebruaryVirtuelles Niederbayern-TreffenOberframmering, Landau an der Isar, Bavaria, Germany
3rd FebruaryThe European Missing Maps Mapathon
4th FebruaryVirtual Civic Hack & Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
4th FebruaryDresdner OSM-StammtischDresden, Saxony, Germany
9th FebruaryHamburger MappertreffenHamburg, Germany
10th FebruaryMünchner OSM-StammtischMunich, Bavaria, Germany
11th FebruaryOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th FebruaryOpenStreetMap Michigan MeetupMichigan, United States
12th February152. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch (Online)Berlin, Berlin, Germany
16th February136. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
16th FebruaryLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
17th FebruaryStammtisch Köln
18th FebruaryVirtual Civic Hack & Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
4th MarchVirtual Civic Hack & Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
8th MarchOSM x Wikidata #26Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
9th MarchHamburger MappertreffenHamburg, Germany
11th MarchOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th MarchMünchner OSM-StammtischMunich, Bavaria, Germany
11th March153. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch (Online)Berlin, Berlin, Germany
12th–13th MarchRemote Regio HackathonBerlin, Berlin, Germany
16th March137. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
16th MarchLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
13th AprilHamburger MappertreffenHamburg, Germany
20th AprilLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
20th April138. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
23rd AprilSwiss OpenStreetMap Association Annual General MeetingWeggis, Luzern, Switzerland
11th MayOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th MayHamburger MappertreffenHamburg, Germany
18th MayLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
18th May139. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
15th JuneLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
15th June140. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
20th JulyLüneburger MappertreffenLüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
11th AugustOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th OctoberOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th NovemberOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
19th–21st NovemberState of the Map Africa 2021Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya