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Image of the week ±
FabLab Lannion laser cutter map.jpg
The FabLab Lannion laser cutting machine, making a map of the roads of Lannion-Tregor Communauté, northern France (here)
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 ±
Social 9 Feb Geobeers, Salt Lake City, United States USA Utah
Social 9 Feb Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Mapping party 10 Feb Mapping Party, Austin, United States USA
Mapping party 10–12 Feb Bogo OSM Workshop, Bogo City, Cebu, Philippines Philippines
Social 11 Feb 54. Wiener Stammtisch, Wien, Österreich Austria Wien
Pizza 11 Feb Mapathon Missing Maps, Paris, France France
Social 12 Feb 92. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Mapping party 13 Feb Missing Maps Mapathon, Berlin, Germany Germany
Mapping party 13 Feb Eisenbahn/Sprinter, Frankfurt, Germany Germany
Meeting 15 Feb OpenStreetMap Budapest Meetup, Budapest, Hungary Hungary
Mapping party 16–26 Feb Mapathon por la Guajira, Riohacha, Colombia Colombia
Social 16 Feb Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 16 Feb Derby, Derby, England England
Social 16 Feb Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn,Germany Germany
Mapping party 16 Feb [Balade urbaine et cartopartie à Grasse], Grasse,France France
Social 17 Feb Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Social 18 Feb Stammtisch Freiberg, Germany Germany
Wappen Freiberg
Mapping party 20 Feb Missing Maps Mapathon , Seattle, US US Washington State
Meeting 22 Feb OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup , Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 22 Feb Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 22 Feb Stammtisch, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 23 Feb Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Social 23 Feb OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Social 24 Feb Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
Mapping party 24 Feb Humanitarian Mapathon Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, US US
Mapping party 25 Feb Humanitarian Mapathon University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, US US
Mapping party 26–27 Feb Primeras Jornadas de Mapas Libres, Toluca, Mexico Mexico
Pizza 27–28 Feb Hack Weekend, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Mapping party 28 Feb MapSaintLucia 2016 Castries, Castries, Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
Social 1 Mar Stammtisch Münster, Germany Germany
Social 2 Mar Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Mapping party 2 Mar Missing Maps Mapathon, Zürich, Switzerland Switzerland
Social 3 Mar 55. Wiener Stammtisch, Wien, Österreich Austria Wien
Social 3 Mar Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Social 3 Mar Lübecker Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 5 Mar FI/Humanitarian OSM Mapathon in Helsinki, Finland Finland
Social 7 Mar Mappy Hour, Toronto, Canada Canada
Social 8 Mar Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Mapping party 8 Mar International Women's Day Mapathon, Bellingham, Washington, United States USA
Social 8 Mar Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Conference 19–20 Mar Chemnitzer Linux-Tage 2016, Chemnitz, Germany Germany Chemnitz
Conference 5–9 Apr FOSS4G Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina Argentina
Conference 20–22 May State of the Map France 2016, Clermont-Ferrand, France France
Conference 24–26 Aug FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 23–26 Sep State of the Map 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium