Foundation/Local Chapters/United States

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This is the official page for OpenStreetMap US, a 501(c)(3) charity advocating and supporting OpenStreetMap in the United States. OpenStreetMap US is not a Local Chapter. Some of the US OSM community resources are found on the OSM US website.

How can you participate?

Mission statement

We strive to support the OpenStreetMap project in the United States through fostering awareness, ensuring broad availability of data, continuous quality improvement, and an active community.

Board of Directors for 2018

Roles to be determined in January.

Blog announcement

Previous boards

Board Elections

Board Meetings

The chapter board holds 30 minute weekly meetings and schedules larger meetings when necessary. These meetings are not open to the general public by default, but if you are interested, email

Next weekly meeting

Next Wednesday 2PM EDT

We use Google Meet for our board meetings. You need a Google account to join, but the minutes are being made available to everyone.

Previous Meetings

OpenStreetMap US Activities

State of the Map US

OpenStreetMap US organizes the annual US conference on OSM:


TeachOSM is a chartered project of OpenStreetMap US with the aim of promoting the use of OpenStreetMap to teach geography. Learn more on the wiki page or visit the TeachOSM website.

Working Groups

We currently have one active Working Group, dealing with supporting local groups and activities - the Local Working Group. For a great list of Local OSM Groups see WikiProject United States. There are groups in over 20 major cities across the United States.

OpenStreetMap US Resources

OpenStreetMap US offers server access to interested parties. Please get in touch with Ian Dees for access. The servers are currently used to host and TopOSM. Hosting costs are donated by and OSU's Open Source Lab.

Server specifications can be seen on the Servers subpage.

Financial Reports

Contact for financial information

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

The US Chapter of OpenStreetMap is incorporated as of 19 April 2010.

History of US OSM