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20 Aug2020-08-202020-08-21 Mappers can now become an Associate member of OpenStreetMap Foundation at no cost by applying for Active Contributor Membership. A minimum 42 days of editing are required in the last 365 calendar days.
10 Jul2020-07-102020-07-11 ÖPNVKarte becomes a new featured tile layer on
4 Jul2020-07-042020-07-05 State of the Map 2020 conference is held online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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23 Jan2019-01-232019-01-24 Wiki pages containing outdated but historically relevant information can be marked with the templates {{Historic artifact start}} and {{Historic artifact end}}.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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Social 1 Dec2020-12-012020-12-02 Virtuelles Niederbayern-Treffen, Germany
Mapathon 1 Dec2020-12-012020-12-02 Missing Maps London Mapathon, London, United Kingdom
Social 2 Dec2020-12-022020-12-03 Stuttgarter Stammtisch (online), Stuttgart, Germany
Meeting 3 Dec2020-12-032020-12-04 Bochum OSM-Stammtisch (Online) [1], Bochum, Germany
Social 3 Dec2020-12-032020-12-04 Dresdner OSM-Stammtisch (online), Dresden, Germany
IRC 3 Dec2020-12-032020-12-04 Civic Hack & Map Night, San José, California, United States
Conference 4 Dec2020-12-042020-12-05 HOT Virtual Summit (online), online, World
Speaking 5 Dec2020-12-052020-12-06 Visualizing OSM Data with R by Anirudh Govind, India
Mapping party 6 Dec2020-12-062020-12-07 (Discord) OSM World Mapathon, online, World
Meeting 7 Dec2020-12-072020-12-08 OSM x Wikidata #23, MozSpace, Taipei, Taiwan
Social 7 Dec2020-12-072020-12-08 Michigan Online Meetup, Michigan, USA
Meeting 8 Dec2020-12-082020-12-09 Hamburg OSM-Stammtisch (Online) [2], Hamburg, Germany
Mapping party 8 Dec2020-12-082020-12-09 Mannheimer Mapathons e.V. - Int'l. Mapathon (online), Heidelberg, Germany
Social 8 Dec2020-12-082020-12-09 OpenStreetMap Utah Map Night, Salt Lake City / Virtual, United States
Meeting 10 Dec2020-12-102020-12-11 Münchner Treffen, Munich, Germany
Social 10 Dec2020-12-102020-12-11 Code for San José Winter Virtual Mixer, San José, California, United States
Meeting 10 Dec2020-12-102020-12-11 OSMF Public Board Meeting, online, World
Mapathon 10 Dec2020-12-102020-12-11 Missing Maps Slovakia online mapathon #1, online, Slovakia
Social 11 Dec2020-12-112020-12-12 150. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch (Online), Berlin, Germany
Meeting 15 Dec2020-12-152020-12-16 OSM-Verkehrswende #18 (Online), Berlin, Germany
Meeting 15 Dec2020-12-152020-12-16 134. Bonner OSM-Stammtisch (Online), Bonn, Germany
Cancellation 15 Dec2020-12-152020-12-16 Nottingham pub meetup, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Meeting 16 Dec2020-12-162020-12-17 Virtual mappy hour, United States
Meeting 7 Jan2021-01-072021-01-08 Bochum OSM-Stammtisch (Online) [3], Bochum, Germany
  Future big events