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Image of the week ±
MediaLabUIO mapping eqcuador.jpg
Students at MediaLab UIO in Ecuador mapping in response to the recent earthquake, using the OSM Tasking Manager to coordinate with mappers around the world. Read more on their blog (spanish) and on the 2016 Ecuador earthquake page
News ±
30 Oct New road style. Major changes to improve legibility and consistency of roads in the cartography of the Standard map style on openstreetmap.org.)
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 openstreetmap.org, 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
Platform Status ±

Slow or no web/API response.

Event Calendar ±
Speaking 2 May Genova @ Zenzero, via Torti 20:30 with ALID, Liguria, Italy Italy
Speaking 2 May Ala @ library 20:30, Trentino, Italy Italy
Social 3 May OSM Stammtisch Rostock, Rostock, Germany Germany
Mapping party 3 May Missing maps mapathon at the Welcome Trust, London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 3 May OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Social 4 May Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 4 May Mapping evening, St. James, London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Mapping party 6–9 May Mapping Party #Zaccesibilidad, Zaragoza, Spain Spain Zaragoza
Mapping party 7 May Mapping Party with #MapPHL, Quiapo, Manila Metro Manila, Philippines Philippines
Mapping party 7 May Mapping party - Bogota: Usaquén, Bogotá, Colombia Colombia
Social 7 May Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 9 May Mappertreffen Passau, Germany GermanyPassau
Social 10 May Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Social 10 May Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 11 May Stammtisch München, München, Germany Germany
Social 12 May 95. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Social 12 May 56. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 12 May Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Meeting 14 May Besenello @ library 14:00. With support of Portobeseno and the Besenello Municipality, Trentino, Italy Italy
Mapping party 14 May 京都世界遺産マッピングパーティ:第13回 特別編 延暦寺(西塔、横川)(再), Kyoto,Japan Japan
Meeting 14 May OSM Poland AGM and mappers meeting in Sosnowiec, Poland Poland
Social 17 May Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 17 May Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn,Germany Germany
Social 18 May Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Social 20 May OSM-Stammtisch Zittau, Germany Germany
Mapping party 20 May 7. Micro Mapping Party, Rapperswil, Switzerland Switzerland
Conference 20–22 May State of the Map France 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France France
Conference 20–22 May State of the Map Italy 2016, Milano, Italy Italy
Conference 21 May State of the Map CZ+SK 2016, Brno, Czech Republic Czech Republic
Mapping party 21 May Sax (Alicante) - micro Mapping Party, Sax, Spain Spain
Social 23 May Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 24 May Derby, Derby, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 24 May Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Social 25 May Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Social 29 May Stammtisch, Essen, Germany Germany Essen
Social 1 Jun Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 2 Jun Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 2 Jun 57. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 2 Jun Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Social 7 Jun OSM Stammtisch Rostock, Rostock, Germany Germany
Social 9 Jun Stammtisch München, München, Germany Germany
Social 9 Jun 96. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch,Berlin , Germany Germany
Social 14 Jun Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Social 14 Jun Edinburgh, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 15 Jun Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
  Future events
Conference 24 Jun Swiss PG Day 2016, Rapperswil, Switzerland Switzerland
Conference 4–6 Jul FOSSGIS 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Conference 6–8 Jul AGIT 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Conference 23–25 Jul State of The Map US 2016, Seattle, United States United States
Conference 6 Aug State of The Map Japan 2016, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Conference 20–22 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 22–23 Aug Workshops at FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 24–26 Aug FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 27–28 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint Part II, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 23–26 Sep State of the Map 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium