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Image of the week ±
OpenStreetMap building data in New York, New York. This was initially imported from NYC government datasets and has since been refined manually, to give more detailed shapes to many skyscrapers (ongoing). Viewed here with OSG-Maps the 3D data also looks great on, on F4 Map, and other 3D#Viewing software
News ±
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.
11 Apr OSM Workshop will be held in Austin, Texas USA to support GeoGO Accessibility Project
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
9 Aug Celebrations for the tenth anniversary of OpenStreeetMap take place around the world
older news... OpenStreetMap in the media
Platform Status ±
Up and running
Event Calendar ±
Social 1 Sep Stammtisch Münster, Germany Germany
Social 1 Sep Rostocker Treffen, Germany Germany
Social 2 Sep Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 2 Sep 51. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 3 Sep Mappa Mercia, UK United Kingdom
Social 3 Sep Stammtisch Dresden Germany Dresden
Social 3 Sep Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Conference 4–6 Sep State of the Map Latam 2015, Santiago Chile Santiago
Meeting 5–6 Sep Berlin Hack Weekend September 2015 Germany
Social 8 Sep Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 10 Sep Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch Germany
Social 10 Sep OSM-Stammtisch München, Germany Germany München
Social 11 Sep Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany Germany
Social 11 Sep OSM-Stammtisch Zittau, Germany Germany
Mapping party 12 Sep "Mappiamo Mozzecane III edizione 2015", Mozzecane (Vr), Italy Italy
Social 14 Sep Passau Stammtisch Germany
Conference 14–19 Sep FOSS4G conference, Seoul, Korea Korea
Social 15 Sep Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland
Social 15 Sep Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn Germany
Conference 15–17 Sep INTERGEO 2015 with OSGeo Park, Stuttgart Germany Germany
Conference 18–19 Sep State of the Map Taiwan 2015, Taipei Taiwan Taiwan
Social 22 Sep Nottingham, England England
Social 15 Sep Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 25 Sep Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany Germany
Social 28 Sep Stammtisch Graz Austria Steiermark
Social 28 Sep Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen

Conference 30 Sep – 4 Oct State of the Map Scotland 2015, Edinburgh Scotland
Conference 3 Oct SotM CAT 2015, Barcelona Catalonia
Conference 20–22 Nov Open GIS 2015, Moscow Russia Russia
Conference 26–27 Nov PGConf.DE (Deutschsprachige PostgreSQL Konferenz) 2015, Hamburg Germany Germany