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3 Aug2022-08-032022-08-04 The wiki's configuration has been updated so that pages load faster, especially those with many images.
2 Aug2022-08-022022-08-03 Tag usage statistics in infoboxes are now displayed in the correct language and number format according to your interface language setting (technical details, contribute a translation).
19 May2022-05-192022-05-20 When you search for or follow a link to a key or tag description page that does not exist, an infobox now shows any available details from the data item associated with the key or tag. If it is a compound key, each part of the key is described automatically based on data items.
11 May2022-05-112022-05-12 New mobile editor for iOS and Android: Every Door.
1 May2022-05-012022-05-02 OSMF employs Grant Slater as Senior Site Reliability Engineer
21 Mar2022-03-212022-03-22 OSMF launches a new forum at
19 Feb2022-02-192022-02-20 SOTM organizers announce Call for Logo designs.
16 Feb2022-02-162022-02-17 SOTM 2022 conference has been announced for August 19-21 in Firenze, Italy.
19 Sep2021-09-192021-09-20 Two optional wiki gadgets for enhancing discussion pages, 1.CommentsInLocalTime and 2.ConvenientDiscussions have been installed. You can enable them in your user preferences.
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26th SeptemberOSMF Engineering Working Group meeting
26th SeptemberBremer Mappertreffen (Online)Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
26th SeptemberOpenTechTalks: OpenStreetMapGhent, East Flanders, Belgium
26th SeptemberRéunion des contributeurs OpenStreetMap, Arlon (Belgium)Arlon, Luxembourg, Belgium
27th SeptemberOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetupDerby, England, United Kingdom
27th SeptemberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
28th SeptemberGeomob LondonLondon, England, United Kingdom
28th SeptemberOSM US Mappy HourWashington, District of Columbia, United States
29th SeptemberAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces »Vern-sur-Seiche, Brittany, France
30th SeptemberDüsseldorfer OpenStreetMap-TreffenDusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
1st OctoberNotathon en OpenStreetMap - resolvamos notas de MéxicoZacatecas, Mexico
1st OctoberOSM Nederland bijeenkomst (online)IJmuiden, North Holland, Netherlands
1st OctoberVortrag auf Konferenz Bits & Bäume: Parkplatzzählung und Parkraumanalysen mit OpenStreetMapBerlin, Germany
1st–31st OctoberHacktoberfest 2022
2nd OctoberVortrag auf Konferenz Bits & Bäume: Mit OpenStreetMap die Verkehrswende begleiten – Tagging, Tools und AnalysenBerlin, Germany
3rd OctoberOpenStreetMap x Wikidata Taipei #45Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
4th OctoberLondon pub meet-upCity of Westminster, England, United Kingdom
4th OctoberMissing Maps London MapathonCity of Westminster, England, United Kingdom
4th OctoberStuttgarter StammtischStuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
4th OctoberOSM-Verkehrswende #39 (Online)Berlin, Germany
5th OctoberOSM Utah Monthly MeetupMurray, Utah, United States
6th OctoberMapathon in der MoscheeMannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
6th OctoberOSM Serbia regular meetupCity of Kragujevac, Central Serbia, Serbia
7th OctoberAtelier participatif « Recensement des commerces »La Chapelle-des-Fougeretz, Brittany, France
8th OctoberOSM Mapping Event Erfassung von BarrierenKaiserslautern, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
8th October京都!街歩き!マッピングパーティ:第32回 Re:妙心寺Kyoto, Japan
8th OctoberOSM Africa October MapathonPolokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
8th OctoberOSM Africa October MapathonPolokwane, Limpopo, South Africa
11th OctoberMappingDC Mappy HourWashington, District of Columbia, United States
11th OctoberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
11th OctoberMünchner OSM-TreffenMunich, Bavaria, Germany
14th–16th OctoberArbeitstreffen Indoor OSM 2022Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
14th October172. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap StammtischBerlin, Germany
15th OctoberWorld Railway Mapping Online Quarterly Meetup.Prague, Prague, Czechia
18th October156. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
18th OctoberOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online)Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
18th OctoberLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
19th OctoberIncontro dei mappatori romani e laziali - ottobre 2022Rome, Lazio, Italy
25th OctoberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
25th OctoberOSM-StammtischRapperswil, Rapperswil-Jona, St. Gallen, Switzerland
27th October[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors - public videomeeting
2nd NovemberOSM Utah Monthly MeetupSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
5th–6th NovemberScottish Open Data UnconferenceAberdeen City, Scotland, United Kingdom
8th NovemberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
9th NovemberOSM-Stammtisch KölnCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
9th NovemberMünchner OSM-TreffenMunich, Bavaria, Germany
15th November157. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
15th NovemberOSM Edinburgh SocialCity of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
15th NovemberLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
17th November10 Jahre SOSM mit Fondue-AbendZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
22nd NovemberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
22nd NovemberOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online)Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
6th DecemberSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
8th DecemberMünchner OSM-TreffenMunich, Bavaria, Germany
9th DecemberOSM-StammtischZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
13th DecemberOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online)Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
20th December158. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
20th DecemberLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
10th JanuaryMünchner OSM-TreffenMunich, Bavaria, Germany
20th–22nd JanuaryState of the Map TanzaniaDar es Salaam, Tanzania