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8 Apr2021-04-082021-04-09 Read about ideas for mapping for Earth Day and the International Day of Human Space Flight, both in April.
5 Apr2021-04-052021-04-06 The Local Chapters and Communities Working Group is looking for volunteer moderators.
2 Apr2021-04-022021-04-03 The academic track at the State of the Map 2021 is accepting abstracts.
9 Mar2021-03-092021-03-10 Call for talks, workshops and panels at the online State of the Map 2021.
7 Mar2021-03-072021-03-08 Announcing the State of the Map logo and website.
25 Feb2021-02-252021-02-26 The 100,000,000th changeset is created.
16 Jan2021-01-162021-01-17 to
14 Feb
OpenStreetMap Foundation 2021 survey has ended. Results are posted to the OSMF wiki.
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.
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Upcoming events (Add) – See also Past Events Event archive 2004-2020
20th AprilRencontre mensuelle (virtuelle) LyonLyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
20th AprilOSM trainingMadrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
20th AprilOSM Duma: Talking about OmsAnd business card, landing page, event scheduling
20th April138. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
20th AprilOSM East Midlands/Nottingham meetup (online)Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
20th AprilOSM-Verkehrswende #22 (Online)Berlin, Berlin, Germany
20th AprilLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
21st AprilMapABQ April virtual meetupAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States
21st AprilJOSM trainingMadrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
21st April[Local France] Rencontre virtuelle des cartographes et sympathisants du Poitou Charentes et de l’Académie de Poitiers
21st AprilMissing Maps DRK Online Mapathon
22nd AprilLoyola University Chicago Friends of MSF Earth Day MapathonChicago, Illinois, United States
23rd AprilSwiss OpenStreetMap Association Annual General MeetingWeggis, Luzern, Switzerland
23rd AprilVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
24th AprilIncontro mensile OSMers BI-VC-CVL (online)Biella, Piemont, Italy
26th AprilBremer Mappertreffen (Online)Bremen, Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany
27th AprilMapatón Madrid streetsMadrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
28th AprilDüsseldorfer OSM-Treffen (online)Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
30th AprilMap The U Spring 2021Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
30th April[Online] OpenStreetMap Foundation board of Directors - public meeting
30th AprilVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
4th MayMissing Maps London MapathonWestminster, England, United Kingdom
4th MayVirtuelles Niederbayern-TreffenOberframmering, Landau an der Isar, Bavaria, Germany
5th MayStuttgarter Stammtisch (Online)Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
5th MayStuttgart: Virtueller Stammtisch am 5. Mai 2021
7th MayVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
10th MayOSM x Wikidata Taipei #28Huashan, Taipei, Taiwan
11th MayOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th MayHamburger MappertreffenHamburg, Germany
12th MayStammtisch KölnCologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
12th MayOpenStreetMap Michigan MeetupMichigan, United States
13th May155. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch (Online)Berlin, Berlin, Germany
14th MayVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
18th May139. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
18th MayLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
20th–22nd MayMapping USA
21st MayVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
25th MayVirtual OpenStreetMap Belgium meetingCity of Brussels, Belgium
26th MayDüsseldorfer OSM-Treffen (online)Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
28th MayVirtual meeting of the Polish OSM AssociationCudniki, Łódź Voivodeship, Poland
4th June156. Berlin-Brandenburg OpenStreetMap Stammtisch (Online)Berlin, Berlin, Germany
6th–9th JuneFOSSGIS-Konferenz 2021 (Online)Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Jona, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
6th JuneOSM-Sonntag (FOSSGIS-Konferenz 2021)Rapperswil, Rapperswil-Jona, Sankt Gallen, Switzerland
10th JuneMissing Maps Artsen Zonder Grenzen Mapathon
15th June140. Treffen des OSM-Stammtisches Bonn
15th JuneLüneburger Mappertreffen (online)Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
18th JuneMissing Maps German Red Cross Digitaltag Mapathon
25th JuneDüsseldorfer OSM-Treffen (online)Dusseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
9th–11th JulyState of the Map 2021
20th JulyLüneburger MappertreffenLüneburg, Lower Saxony, Germany
11th AugustOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th OctoberOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
11th NovemberOSM-Treffen ZürichZurich, Zurich, Switzerland
19th–21st NovemberState of the Map Africa 2021Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya