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3 Aug2019-08-032019-08-04 Most pages on this wiki load faster following a redesign of the language bar. Please report any problems on the language bar's talk page.
12 Jun2019-06-122019-06-13 The events calendar has been streamlined for easier editing. See Template:Calendar for updated instructions.
11 Apr2019-04-112019-04-12 The OSM Foundation is now an affiliate member of the Open Source Initiative.
23 Mar2019-03-232019-03-24 OSM wins the 2018 Free Software Foundation award, adding another trophy to our collection.
23 Jan2019-01-232019-01-24 Wiki pages containing outdated but historically relevant information can be marked with the templates {{Historic artifact start}} and {{Historic artifact end}}.
10 Jan2019-01-102019-01-11 Data Working Group announces that the Organised Editing Guidelines have been officially put online. (More context on the OSMF blog.)
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Mapping party 23 Jan2020-01-232020-01-24 Missing Maps Mapathon Bratislava #8, Bratislava, Slovakia
Social 23 Jan2020-01-232020-01-24 Lübecker Mappertreffen, Lübeck, Germany
Mapping party 23 Jan2020-01-232020-01-24 Maptime Salzburg - Mapathon, Salzburg, Austria
Social 23 Jan2019-01-232019-01-24 Stammtisch Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Meeting 25 Jan2020-01-252020-01-26 Incontro mensile, Ivrea, Italy
Social 27 Jan2020-01-272020-01-28 Incontro mensile Roma, Rome, Italy
Mapathon 28 Jan2020-01-282020-01-29 Missing Maps Mapathon Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
Mapping party 29 Jan2020-01-292020-01-30 Missing Maps Mapathon Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Social 29 Jan2020-01-292020-01-30 Düsseldorfer OSM-Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany
Meeting 29 Jan2020-01-292020-01-30 OpenStreetMap Sprechstunde, Hannover, Germany
Info 30 Jan2020-01-302020-01-31 OpenStreetMap Foundation public board meeting, world
Mapping party 3 Feb2020-02-032020-02-04 Budapest gathering, Budapest, Hungary
Meeting 4 Feb2020-02-042020-02-05 OSM-Verkehrswende #8, Berlin, Germany
Mapping party 4 Feb2020-02-042020-02-05 Missing Maps London, London, United Kingdom
Social 5 Feb2020-02-052020-02-06 Stuttgarter Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany
Social 7 Feb2020-02-072020-02-08 Mappertreffen, Dortmund, Germany
Meeting 10 Feb2020-02-102020-02-11 Réunion mensuelle, Rennes, Bretagne, France
Meeting 10 Feb2020-02-102020-02-11 Rencontre mensuelle, Grenoble, France
Meeting 10 Feb2020-02-102020-02-11 OSM x Wikidata #13, MozSpace, Taipei, Taiwan
Social 10 Feb2020-02-102020-02-11 Toronto Mappy Hour, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Social 11 Feb2020-02-112020-02-12 Rencontre mensuelle pour tous, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Speaking 11–12 Feb2020-02-112020-02-13 Move 2020 (featuring OSMUK), London, England, United Kingdom
Social 11 Feb2020-02-112020-02-12 114. OSM Meetup Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Social 12 Feb2020-02-122020-02-13 Münchner Stammtisch, Munich, Germany
Meeting 13 Feb2020-02-132020-02-14 Rencontre mensuelle, Nantes, France
Social 14 Feb2020-02-142020-02-15 140. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany
Social 18 Feb2020-02-182020-02-19 Lüneburger Mappertreffen, Lüneburg, Germany
Pizza 15–16 Feb2020-02-152020-02-17 Karlsruhe Hack Weekend February 2020, Karlsruhe, Germany
Pizza 17 Feb2020-02-172020-02-18 Mainzer OSM-Stammtisch, Mainz, Germany
Social 18 Feb2020-02-182020-02-19 OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany
Conference 18–22 Feb2020-02-182020-02-23 FOSS4G-it/OSMit 2020, Torino, Piemonte, Italy
Social 18 Feb2020-02-182020-02-19 Derby pub meetup, Derby, England, United Kingdom
Mapping party 23 Feb2020-02-232020-02-24 Atelier découverte, Rennes, Bretagne, France
Social 26 Feb2020-02-262020-02-27 Stammtisch Bodensee, Singen (Hohentwiel), Germany
Social 26 Feb2020-02-262020-02-27 Düsseldorfer OSM-Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany
Social 27 Feb2020-02-272020-02-28 Lübecker Mappertreffen, Lübeck, Germany
  Future big events
Conference 6 Mar2020-03-062020-03-07 State of the Map Baltics, Riga, Latvia
Conference 11–14 Mar2020-03-112020-03-15 FOSSGIS-Konferenz, Freiburg, Germany
Conference 14–15 Mar2020-03-142020-03-16 Chemnitzer Linux-Tage, Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany
Conference 27 Apr – 1 May2020-04-272020-05-02 EuYoutH OSM Meeting, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
Conference 24–28 Jun2020-06-242020-06-29 EuYoutH OSM Meeting, A Guarda, Spain
Conference 3–5 Jul2020-07-032020-07-06
State of the Map 2020
State of the Map 2020, Cape Town, South Africa