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Image of the week ±
SOTM Catolonia 2015.jpg
SOTM Catalonia conference took place in Barcelona last week, with talks such as this one on public transport mapping
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, 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 ±
Conference 30 Sep – 4 Oct State of the Map Scotland 2015, Edinburgh Scotland
Mapping party 2 Oct Accessibility Mapping Party 5.0 Tetuán, Madrid Spain
Conference 3 Oct SotM CAT 2015, Barcelona SpainCatalonia
Conference 3 Oct Día del Software Libre, Santiago ChileSantiago, Chile
Mapping party 3 Oct Nova festa dos mapas (Mapping Party) de OSM, Santiago de Compostela Spain
Pizza 4 Oct Hack day, Edinburgh Scotland
Meeting 5 Oct OpenStreetMap Taipei Meetup, Mozilla Community Space, Taipei Taiwan Taiwan
Social 6 Oct Rostocker Treffen, Germany Germany
Social 6 Oct OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Social 7 Oct Stammtisch Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Social 7 Oct 51. Wiener Stammtisch Austria Wien
Social 9 Oct 88. Berlin-Brandenburger Stammtisch Germany
Social 10 Oct Mappertreffen Essen, Essen, Germany Germany
Mapping party 10 Oct Jornada de herramientas cartográficas. Mapas de elecciones, Madrid Spain
Social 12 Oct Bayern-Stammtisch in Landshut Germany Bayern
Social 13 Oct Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Social 13 Oct OSM-Stammtisch München, Germany Germany München
Social 13 Oct Hamburger Mappertreffen, Germany Germany
Social 15 Oct Stammtisch Innsbruck Austria Tirol
Mapping party 17 Oct Mapping Party Vignola-Falesina, Vignola,Trentino Italy
Pizza 17–18 Oct Karlsruhe Hack Weekend October 2015 Germany
Social 19 Oct Stammtisch Graz Austria Steiermark
Social 20 Oct Nottingham, England England
Social 20 Oct Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 20 Oct Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn Germany
Social 26 Oct Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 28 Oct Stammtisch Düsseldorf, Germany Germany
Conference 31 Oct State of the Map Japan 2015, Hamamastu JapanJapan
Conference 20–22 Nov Open GIS 2015, Moscow Russia Russia
Conference 26–27 Nov PGConf.DE (Deutschsprachige PostgreSQL Konferenz) 2015, Hamburg Germany Germany