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Image of the week ±
RGM DIY mount mapillary.jpg
A DIY motorbike mount by ProjectRGM in Brazil. All set up for serious data capture, running Mapillary to record a sequence of street level photos for easy OpenStreetMap data capture.
News ±
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
Platform Status ±

Up and running

Event Calendar ±
Speaking 16–30 Nov Curso de OpenStreetMap, Zaragoza, Spain Spain Zaragoza
Social 18 Nov Stammtisch Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Meeting 18 Nov Rencontres mensuelles, Rennes, France France
Social 19 Nov Stammtisch Freiberg, Germany Germany
Wappen Freiberg
Meeting 20 Nov Kathmandu Living Labs, Kathmandu, Nepal Nepal
Info 21 Nov Foundation board elections candidate nominations closed
Meeting 21–22 Nov Incontro OpenStreetMap Italia, Bologna, Italy Italy
Mapping party 21–22 Nov III Openstreetmap Party Madeira, Calheta, Portugal Portugal
Mapping party 21 Nov Wikipedia X OpenStreetMap, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Taiwan
Conference 20–22 Nov Open GIS 2015, Moscow, Russia Russia
Social 24 Nov Derby, England England
Social 23 Nov Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 23 Nov Stammtisch Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 24 Nov Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Social 25 Nov Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany Germany
Social 26 Nov London pub meet-up, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Meeting 26 Nov Rencontre mensuelle de Paris, Paris, France France
Conference 26–27 Nov PGConf.DE (Deutschsprachige PostgreSQL Konferenz) 2015, Hamburg, Germany Germany
Info 28 Nov Foundation board elections voting starts (approx. await email instructions)
Meeting 30 Nov OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 1 Dec Rostocker Treffen, Germany Germany
Conference 1 Dec Segunda Jornada del Software Libre Maipú, Chile Chile Maipú
Mapping party 1 Dec Missing Maps London, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 2 Dec Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 3 Dec Stammtisch Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Social 3 Dec 53. Wiener Stammtisch, Austria Austria Wien
Social 3 Dec Mappa Mercia, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 3 Dec Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Info 5 Dec Foundation board elections voting closes
Info 5 Dec Foundation Annual General Meeting on IRC
Social 7 Dec Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany Germany
Social 8 Dec Edinburgh, Scotland Scotland
Social 8 Dec Hamburger Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 9 Dec Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 10 Dec OSM-Stammtisch München, Germany Germany München
Social 10 Dec Stammtisch Innsbruck, Austria Austria Tirol
Social 11 Dec 90. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Germany Germany
Social 14 Dec Mappertreffen Passau, Germany GermanyPassau
Social 15 Dec Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 15 Dec Nottingham, England England
Social 15 Dec Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn, Germany Germany
Social 16 Dec Stammtisch Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Social 17 Dec Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany