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Image of the week ±
SOTM BF 2015.JPG
Organized at the Campus Numérique Francophone (CNF) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso last week. 20 mappers from 7 sub-region countries joined (Bénin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Mali, Niger, Sénégal, Togo), within the context of a capacity-building mission from the Projet Espace OpenStreetMap Francophone (Projet EOF). See the SOTMBF conference program
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 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
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 ±
  Current events (in the next 2 weeks)
Mapping party 25 Jul 5ª OSM Party Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal Portugal
Social 25 Jul Anthill Mapping Tumkur, India India
Mapping party 25 Jul Gran mapathon OSM Paraguay Asunción, Paraguay Paraguay
MISC 25 Jul Mapazonia en Perú, Perú Peru
Mapping party 26 Jul Mapping party at FSMK Camp 15, India India
Social 27 Jul Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 27 Jul Stammtisch Graz Austria Steiermark
Social 29 Jul Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany Germany
Speaking 31 Jul {ULI-PH} : Collaboration and Coordination in Building Resilient and Healthy Communities, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Philippines Philippines
Mapping party 31 Jul Intro to OpenStreetMap Portland, Oregon, United States USA
Social 4 Aug Rostocker Treffen, Germany Germany
Podcast 4 Aug Work for your own map tile! Taiwan
  Future events (in less than 6 weeks)
Social 2 Aug Mappertreffen Dortmund, Dortmund, Germany Germany
Social 5 Aug Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 5 Aug 50. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 6 Aug Mappa Mercia, UK United Kingdom
Social 6 Aug Stammtisch Dresden Germany Dresden
Social 6 Aug Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Pizza 8–9 Aug London Hack Weekend, in Clerkenwell United Kingdom
Social 9 Aug OpenStreetMap 11th Anniversary Birthday party, worldwide!
Social 10 Aug Passau Stammtisch Germany
Meeting 10 Aug OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup 2015/08/10 Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 11 Aug Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 13 Aug Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany Germany
Social 13 Aug Stammtisch Innsbruck Austria Tirol
Social 14 Aug Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch Germany
Mapping party 16 Aug COSCUP OpenStreetMap Workshop Taiwan
Social 18 Aug Glasgow, Scotland Scotland
Social 18 Aug Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 18 Aug Derby, England England
Social 18 Aug Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn Germany
Social 19 Aug Stammtisch Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Wien
Social 24 Aug Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
  Future big events (in more than 6 weeks)
Conference 4–6 Sep State of the Map Latam 2015, Santiago Chile Santiago
Conference 14–19 Sep FOSS4G conference, Seoul, Korea Korea
Conference 15–17 Sep INTERGEO 2015 with OSGeo Park, Stuttgart Germany Germany
Conference 30 Sep – 4 Oct State of the Map Scotland 2015, Edinburgh Scotland
Conference 20–22 Nov Open GIS 2015, Moscow Russia Russia
Conference 26–27 Nov PGConf.DE (Deutschsprachige PostgreSQL Konferenz) 2015, Hamburg Germany Germany