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30 Oct New road style. Major changes to improve legibility and consistency of roads in the cartography of the Standard map style on openstreetmap.org.)
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 openstreetmap.org, 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 · OpenStreetMap Blog
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Event Calendar ±
Social 27 Jun Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 27 Jun Stammtisch, Essen, Germany Germany Essen
Social 27 Jun Stammtisch, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 28 Jun Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 28 Jun Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Urspring, Germany Germany
Social 28 Jun OSM Stammtisch Viersen, Viersen, Germany Germany
Social 29 Jun Rencontre mensuelle, Montpellier, France France
Mapping party 29 Jun Missing Maps @ IPIS, Antwerp, Belgium Belgium
Conference 29 Jun Taller HOT UPV 2016, Valencia, Spain Spain
Mapping party 30 Jun Missing Maps Nantes #1 @Médiagraph, Nantes, France France
Mapping party 2–3 Jul OSM Hack Weekend in Mapbox , Bengaluru, India India
Mapping party 2 Jul OpenStreetMapワークショップ in 日本平 (Nihondaira), Shizuoka, Japan Japan
Conference 3 Jul OSM-Sonntag, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Conference 4–6 Jul FOSSGIS 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Social 5 Jul OSM Stammtisch Rostock, Rostock, Germany Germany
Social 6 Jul Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany Germany
Conference 6–8 Jul AGIT 2016, Salzburg, Austria Austria Salzburg
Social 7 Jul Stammtisch, Dresden, Germany Germany Dresden
Mapping party 9–11 Jul mAppiaM! Mapping of Appia’s Monuments Appia Antica, Roma, Italy Italy
Meeting 11 Jul Taipei Meetup, Taipei, Taiwan Taiwan
Social 12 Jul Rencontre mensuelle mappeurs, Lyon, France France
Mapping party 12 Jul Missing Maps Lyon @Maison des associations, Lyon, France France
Social 12 Jul Landshut Stammtisch, Landshut, Germany Germany
Social 12 Jul Stammtisch München, München, Germany Germany
Social 14 Jul 97. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany Germany
Conference 15 Jul Presentation of a hiking map done using OpenStreetMap data, Storo, Trentino, Italy Italy
Mapping party 16 Jul 京都国宝・浪漫マッピングパーティ:第1回 北野天満宮, Kyoto, Japan Japan
Social 19 Jul Mappertreffen Lüneburg, Lüneburg, Germany Germany
Social 19 Jul Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom United Kingdom
Social 19 Jul Bonner Stammtisch, Bonn, Germany Germany
Social 20 Jul Stammtisch, Karlsruhe, Germany Germany Karlsruhe
Social 21 Jul Stammtisch Obersteiermark, Leoben, Austria Austria Steiermark
Conference 23–25 Jul State of The Map US 2016, Seattle, United States United States
Social 25 Jul Stammtisch, Graz, Austria Austria Steiermark
Social 25 Jul Bremer Mappertreffen, Bremen, Germany Germany Bremen
Social 27 Jul Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany Germany Düsseldorf
  Future events
Conference 6 Aug State of The Map Japan 2016, Tokyo, Japan Japan
Conference 22–23 Aug Workshops at FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 24–26 Aug FOSS4G 2016, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 27–28 Aug FOSS4G 2016 Code Sprint Part II, Bonn, Germany Germany
Conference 22 Sep HOT Summit 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Conference 23–26 Sep State of the Map 2016, Brussels, Belgium Belgium
Conference 1–2 Oct State of the Map Asia 2016, Metro Manila, Philippines Philippines