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An artistic perspective view of Cherkasy, Ukraine, created using OpenStreetMap data, QGIS to process an OpenStreetMap base map, Blender for 3D visualisation, and Inkscape for the final layout edit
News edit
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23 Jan2019-01-232019-01-24 Wiki pages containing outdated but historically relevant information can be marked with the templates {{Historic artifact start}} and {{Historic artifact end}}.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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Event Calendar edit – See also Past Events
  Current events
Mapping party 1–31 Dec2019-12-012020-01-01 PoliMappers Adventures 2019, one mapping quest each day, online, everywhere, world
Info 7–14 Dec2019-12-072019-12-15 Voting on OSMF board elections, AoA and other changes, world
Social 13 Dec2019-12-132019-12-14 138. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany
Mapping party 13 Dec2019-12-132019-12-14 OSM Mapathon @ Mapbox, Helsinki, Finland
Pizza 13–14 Dec2019-12-132019-12-15 DB Open Data XMAS Hack, Berlin, Germany
Info 14 Dec2019-12-142019-12-15 OpenStreetMap Foundation's 13th Annual General Meeting, world
Mapping party 14 Dec2019-12-142019-12-15 OpenStreetMap Workshop for Metro Manila Bikers, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines
Mapping party 14–15 Dec2019-12-142019-12-16 Harika Haftasonu - 1, Turkey
Mapping party 17 Dec2019-12-172019-12-18 Atelier OSM Guyane [1], Remire-Montjoly, Guyane, France
Social 17 Dec2019-12-172019-12-18 Lüneburger Mappertreffen, Lüneburg, Germany
Social 17 Dec2019-12-172019-12-18 Nottingham pub meetup, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Meeting 17 Dec2019-12-172019-12-18 HÉRuDi : l'Histoire Étonnante des Rues de Digne, Digne-les-Bains, France
Social 19 Dec2019-12-192019-12-20 London Xmas Pub meet-up, London, England, United Kingdom
Meeting 21 Dec2019-12-212019-12-22 Incontro Mensile, Biella, Italy
Mapping party 22 Dec2019-12-222019-12-23 Atelier découverte, Rennes, Bretagne, France
Social 27 Dec2019-12-272019-12-28 Stammtisch, Düsseldorf, Germany
Conference 27–30 Dec2019-12-272019-12-31 OpenStreetMap assembly, hosted by
Chaos Communication Congress 36C3, Germany
Mapping party 7 Jan2020-01-072020-01-08 Missing Maps London, London, England, United Kingdom
Speaking 8 Jan2020-01-082020-01-09 Geomob LDN (featuring OSMUK), London, England, United Kingdom
Social 8 Jan2020-01-082020-01-09 Stuttgarter Stammtisch, Stuttgart, Germany
Social 9 Jan2020-01-092020-01-10 139. Berlin-Brandenburg Stammtisch, Berlin, Germany
Social 9 Jan2020-01-092020-01-10 Mappertreffen, Bochum, Germany
Mapping party 11 Jan2020-01-112020-01-12 Mapeia Bahia, Bahia, Brazil
Meeting 13 Jan2020-01-132020-01-14 Réunion mensuelle, Rennes, Bretagne, France
Speaking 15 Jan2020-01-152020-01-16 Shrewsbury Geospatial Forum: Transport (featuring OSMUK), Shrewsbury, England, United Kingdom
Social 15 Jan2020-01-152020-01-16 Köln Stammtisch, Cologne, Germany
Social 16 Jan2020-01-162020-01-17 Stammtisch Ulmer Alb, Ulmer Alb, Germany
Social 17 Jan2020-01-172020-01-18 Mappertreffen, Dortmund, Germany
Mapping party 18 Jan2020-01-182020-01-19 Mapeia Maranhão, Maranhão, Brazil
  Future big events
Conference 6 Mar2020-03-062020-03-07 State of the Map Baltics, Riga, Latvia
Conference 27 Apr – 1 May2020-04-272020-05-02 EuYoutH OSM Meeting, Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania
Conference 3–5 Jul2020-07-032020-07-06
State of the Map 2020
State of the Map 2020, Cape Town, South Africa