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United States, North America

latitude: 41.15, longitude: -96.50
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United States is a country in North America at latitude 41°09′00.00″ North, longitude 96°30′00.00″ West.

Flag of United States United States Mapping Project,
the home of United States on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in United States!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of United States.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in United States.

Getting started

If you're new to mapping in OpenStreetMap, consult this comprehensive rundown of common features and how to tag them. These local tagging guidelines provide more details about features and conventions specific to the United States. More specific guidance and resources are available on state- and city-specific pages:

If you've already mapped your neighborhood or hometown to great detail, there are many opportunities to improve OpenStreetMap's coverage of a particular topic throughout the country. Find an ongoing mapping project that interests you or delve deep on a long-term project such as TIGER fixup or social equity mapping.

The U.S. community is also spearheading several technical projects that welcome new contributors. OpenStreetMap Americana is a map style aimed at familiarity to Americans. OpenHistoricalMap is mapping the whole world just like OpenStreetMap, but throughout all of history.

OpenStreetMap U.S.

OpenStreetMap U.S. is a local chapter of the OpenStreetMap Foundation that supports the OpenStreetMap project in the United States by fostering awareness and ensuring broad availability of data, continuous quality improvement, and an active community. Participate in the various working groups and committees of OSMUS. Support the work of OSMUS by becoming a member.

Online communities

Chat servers

Mailing lists


Local mapping communities

Local communities throughout the United States get together on a regular basis online or offline to discuss OpenStreetMap, plan mapping projects, conduct field surveys, and assist other local organizations with their map needs. Join a meetup near you – some groups also welcome remote participants. If you want to start or revive a local group, OpenStreetMap U.S. is happy to provide support and connect you with people who can help! Make sure to add any OSM-related event you're organizing or attending to OSMCal to help us spread the word!

State City or metropolitan area Local OSM groups Contact Notes
Arizona Phoenix PHXGeo
California San Francisco Bay Area / Silicon Valley Bay Area OpenStreetMappers, OSM South Bay Minh Nguyễn
Colorado Denver OSM Colorado russdeffner
Connecticut New Haven New Haven roptat
Florida Miami Maptime Miami Homogeographicus
District of Columbia Washington MappingDC OpenBrian
New York New York New York City Daniel solow akadouri The #local-newyorkstate and #local-nyc Slack channels are active and great places to connect, meetups are also sent to the talk-newyork mailing list.
Massachusetts Boston Maptime Boston
Michigan All over ChristopherGS Check the Michigan page for topics, specific local groups, and link for monthly state-wide meetings second Wednesday from 7pm – 8pm ET
Minnesota Minneapolis - St. Paul
New Mexico Albuquerque and Northern New Mexico generally MapABQ user:Arlo James Barnes or if they can't be reached for some reason, Russbiggs Meets virtually; check #local-new-mexico in the OSMUS Slack to see when the next meeting is (the calendar on the main MapABQ site has some bugs)
Ohio Cleveland Open Cleveland Skorasaurus
Ohio Columbus Open Columbus
Oregon Portland PDX-OSGEO, OpenStreetMap Portland
Pennsylvania State College Central Pennsylvania OSM
Texas Lubbock YouthMappers at Texas Tech
Utah Salt Lake City OpenStreetMap SLC Mvexel
Virginia Richmond MapRVA
Washington Seattle OpenStreetMap Seattle Glassman, Seattlefyi

Upcoming events

See subpage Events
16th AprilSouth Bay Map NightSan Jose, California, United States
8th MayOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
16th MayOSM Utah Monthly Map NightSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
12th JuneOSM Utah Monthly Map NightSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
12th JuneOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
10th JulyOSM Utah Monthly Map NightSalt Lake City, Utah, United States
10th JulyOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
14th AugustOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
11th SeptemberOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
9th OctoberOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
13th NovemberOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
11th DecemberOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States
8th JanuaryOpenStreetMap Midwest MeetupOhio, United States

See also

External links

North America – Countries and territories
Countries: The Bahamas · Antigua and Barbuda · Barbados · Belize · Canada · Costa Rica · Cuba · Dominica · Dominican Republic · El Salvador · Grenada · Guatemala · Haiti · Honduras · Jamaica · Mexico · Nicaragua · Panama · Saint Kitts and Nevis · Saint Lucia · Saint Vincent and the Grenadines · United States
Territories: Anguilla (UK) · Bermuda (UK) · The British Virgin Islands (UK) · The Cayman Islands (UK) · Greenland (DK) · Guadeloupe (FR) · Martinique (FR) · Montserrat (UK) · Navassa Island (US) · Puerto Rico (US) · Saba (NL) · Saint Barthelemy (FR) · Saint Martin (FR) · Saint Martin (NL) · Saint Pierre and Miquelon (FR) · Saint Eustatius (NL) · The Turks and Caicos Islands (UK) · The United States Virgin Islands (US)