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Image of the week ±
SOTMUS 2016 group photo.jpg
State Of The Map U.S. 2016 took place last weekend in Seattle with a packed program of talks, workshops, hacking & mapping
News ±
10 Jul A node with the id 232 is created. Support for 64-bit Identifiers has become a necessity for software working with OSM.
17 Jun The Collective Database Guideline is approved by the OSMF board.
30 Oct New road style. Major changes to improve legibility and consistency of roads in the cartography of the Standard map style on
24 Jun Fundraising target reached. Thank you! (you can still donate)
6 Jun Launching Fundraising drive 2015
25 Apr Humanitarian OpenStreetMappers respond to the 2015 Nepal earthquake.
16 Feb Routing feature was enabled on main website, based on Open Source Routing Machine, GraphHopper and MapQuest Routing API
6 Oct WeeklyOSM was relaunched: a weekly news collection with everything about OSM, based on German Wochennotiz. WeeklyOSM is available there in English, Spanish, Romanian, Japanese and Türkish
18 Sep OSM2World takes first place in Thomas-Krenn open source awards
14 Nov GeoGO Presentation during NFB Texas Convention in Austin, Texas USA to support CapMac's GeoGO-OSM Accessibility Project
older news... OpenStreetMap in the media · OpenStreetMap Blog
Platform Status ±

Up and running

Event Calendar ±
Conference 23–25 Jul State of The Map US 2016, Seattle, United States United States
Conference 24 Jul Introducción a OpenStreetMap en ESD 13, La Habana, Cuba Cuba
Social 25 Jul Stammtisch, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 25 Jul Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Mapping party 26 Jul Mapping Raymi en Oxapampa, Cerro de Pasco, Perú Peru
Social 27 Jul Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Social 27 Jul Rencontre mensuelle, Montpellier, France France
Social 2 Aug OSM Stammtisch Rostock, Rostock, Germany Germany
Social 3 Aug Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 4 Aug 58. Wiener Stammtisch,Wien,Austria Austria Wien
Social 4 Aug Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Social 4 Aug Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 4 Aug Stammtisch Dresden, Germany Germany
Conference 6 Aug State of The Map Japan 2016, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Speaking 6 Aug みんなのサマーセミナー, Amagasaki, Japan Japan
Social 7 Aug Stammtisch, Dortmund, Germany Germany Dortmund
Meeting 8 Aug Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 9 Aug Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Social 10 Aug Stammtisch München, München, Germany Germany
Social 12 Aug 98. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Conference 12–14 Aug SommerCamp 2016, Essen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 13 Aug OpenStreetMap 12th Anniversary, Ballerup, Denmark Denmark
Social 16 Aug Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 17 Aug Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Mapping party 20 Aug 京都国宝・浪漫マッピングパーティ:第2回 特別編 サントリー京都ビール工場、恵解山古墳、ねじりまんぽ, Kyoto, Japan Japan
Mapping party 20 Aug Mappingparty POI im Hackerspace Bremen, Bremen, Germany Germany
Conference 20–22 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint, Bonn, Germany Germany
Social 22 Aug Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Conference 22–23 Aug Workshops at FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Social 23 Aug Derby, Derby, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Conference 24–26 Aug FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 27–28 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint Part II, Bonn, Germany Germany
Mapping party 27 Aug 武蔵新城マッピングパーティー 新城テラス, Kanagawa, Japan Japan
Social 27–28 Aug Opération libre, Aiglun, France France
  Future events
Conference 22 Sep HOT Summit 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Conference 23–26 Sep State of the Map 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Conference 1–2 Oct State of the Map Asia 2016, Metro Manila, Philippines Philippines
Conference 25–27 Nov State of the Map Latam 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil Brazil