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12 Months of OpenStreetMap
12 Months of OpenStreetMap was inspired by the Project of the Month done by mappers in France, Switzerland and Germany. See the French wiki page Projet du mois and the German "Wochenaufgabe for examples. Setting a monthly theme gives us the opportunity to learn and work together around a certain OpenStreetMap theme, and can also used for targeted data improvement in under mapped places in the US.
Have tagging questions or want ideas for features? Check out the Map Feature Documentation.
Be sure to use the changeset comment #12monthsofOSM when uploading your edits!
|January||Let it Snow! A Celebration of Winter||"Mapping Ourey Ice Park" Mappy Hour presentation||snowmobile routes, ski resorts, emergency snow routes|
|February||A Celebration of Black History Month||"Mapping Segregation" Mappy Hour presentation||February is Black History Month – a good time for us to take a closer look at what’s in OSM.
Are there any missing landmarks, memorials, or artwork associated with Black historical figures, abolitionism, or the Civil Rights Movement? Your local library website may have resources for learning about Black history in your community.
|March||A Celebration of Womens History Month||OSM Ladies Night Mappy Hour 3/8/21||Geochicas: The Streets of Women, update tagging in support of women|
|April||A Celebration of the Natural Environment||Mappy Hour 4/28 with mapping in nature talks!||Mapping ideas ~ Streams (including bridges and culverts), trails, trees, parks, conservation areas|
|May||Celebrating National Walking & Biking Month||Mappy Hour 5/12/21 featuring sidewalk & biking talks||Sidewalks, curbs, and bike infrastructure.|
|June||Supporting Disaster Response & Resiliency||Mappy Hour 6/16/21 with guest speakers discussing mapping for Disaster Response & Resilience||Mapping communities in hurricane-, flood-, and wildfire-prone areas; mapping emergency services in your area|
Have a suggestion for a monthly theme? Please add it below!
- Transportation: a full month, like sidwalks, kerbs, and traffic signals
- a month of TIGER cleanup
- February: for black history month, something around minority owned businesses? Or something related to monuments, parks, etc. dedicated to famous people of color?
- Rural - choose a few undermapped towns in rural areas
- Pick a theme based s)on a state e.g. takeout in Texas, addresses in Arkansas...
- Streams (including bridges and culvert
Ideas for Tracking Edits & Awarding Prizes
Please make any suggestions here!
30 Days of Mapping - November annually
OpenStreetMap US challenges you to 30 days of mapping throughout November. Followto get a new task each day.
Map all 30 days and win a prize from OpenStreetMap US! Use the changeset comment #30daysofOSM to track your edits.
|Day||What to Map||Instructions||Link to tagging information|
|1||Clocks||Place a point where the clock is. Tag whether it is analog, digital, or something else.||amenity=clock|
|2||Fire Hydrants||Place a point where the fire hydrant is.||emergency=fire_hydrant|
|3||Polling Stations||Place a point where the polling station is. Include the opening hours for voting if possible.||amenity=polling_station|
|4||Gas Stations||Trace the area around the gas station, and lines for the service roads. Add points for the gas pumps, the convenience store, the auto vacuum, and any other amenities you can think of.||amenity=fuel|
|5||Bakeries||It's National Doughnut Day! Place a point where the bakery is or trace the building the baker is in. Remember to add #30daysofOSM to your changeset to track your edits.||shop=bakery|
|6||Restaurants||It's National Nachos Day! Place a point where the restaurant is, add cuisine, address, phone, opening hours if known.||amenity=restaurant|
|7||Bike Paths||Trace the bike path, add smoothness, add information boards, parking areas||highway=cycleway|
|8||Coffee shops||Coffee shops Place a point where the coffee shop is, add address, phone, hours, etc.||amenity=cafe|
|9||Public Art||Depending upon the size of the installation, add tourism=artwork to a node, a way or an area.||tourism=artwork|
|10||Picnic Sites||Trace the area around the picnic site, place points for picnic tables, bbq grills, trace paths leading to the area and connect to parking||tourism=picnic_site|
|11||Flag Poles||Place a node at the base of the flagpole and include the type of flag. We map the 'flagpole' rather than just a 'flag', because a flagpole has a clear static location. Information about the flag typically flown on that flagpole can be added with attributes.||man made=flagpole|
|12||Waste Baskets||Place a point at the location of the waste basket. Add collection times if known.||amenity=waste_basket|
|13||Record Stores||It's National Hug a Musician Day (no kidding!). Set a node or draw as an area along the shop outline. Add name using
|14||Solar Panels||Trace the area around the solar panels, tag as `power=plant` if a large installation, `power=generator` for small/rooftop panels.||generator:source=solar|
|15||Recycling Containers||Place a point where the recycling container is, add tags to say what materials accepted, collection times if known.||amenity=recycling|
|16||Vending Machines||Place a point at the vending machine location and tag the type of vending machine.||amenity=vending_machine|
|17||Trails||It's "Take a Hike Day" so today's task is trails. Trace the trails, add smoothness and difficulty, add information boards, parking areas, garbage cans.||Mapping while on a hike|
|18||Parking Lots||Trace the area around the parking area, add service road "arteries" and parking aisle "capillaries", access public/customers.||amenity=parking|
|19||Toilets||Place a point at the bathroom location, tag as male/female/intersex, and access public/customers.||amenity=toilets|
|20||Shopping Centers||Trace the area around the shopping center, place points for businesses inside, trace parking areas too.||landuse=retail|
|21||Hospitals||Trace the area around the hospital, trace service roads and parking areas, add point at emergency entrance.||amenity=hospital|
|22||Buildings||Trace an area around the building footprint, tag building type and height/levels if known.||The most basic use is building=yes.|
|23||Basketball Courts||Trace area around the basketball court, trace paths leading to the courts, add number of hoops if known.||leisure=pitch|
|24||Sidewalk / Crossing||Trace sidewalks, trace crossings and tag as 'marked' if visible markings on the road. Make sure everything is connected.||footway=sidewalk|
|25||Playgrounds||Trace the area around the playground, place points for all the playground equipment (slides, swings, structure), add min/max age if known.||leisure=playground|
|26||Farms||Trace the area around the farm, add parking areas, farm stand, address, phone, hours if known, crops.||landuse=farmland|
|27||Rivers / Streams||Trace the rivers and streams. Rivers are wide and hard to cross, streams you can walk through or jump over. Add any bridges or culverts where they cross roads.||key:waterway|
|28||Stop Signs||Place a point on the road at the stop sign location, tag the direction (forward/backward/all).||highway=stop|
|29||Bus / Transit Stops||Place a point or draw a line for the platform where people wait. Place a point on the road/rail for the stoppng location, add network tags.||highway=bus_stop|
|30||Curb Ramps||Place a point at the curb ramp location and tag as lowered, flush, etc.||Key:kerb|
- TIGER fixup
- American Indian reservations
- Long-distance hiking trails
- National Park System (tagging recommendations are "promoted" to Public lands, below)
- Public lands – attempts to better map and clarify tagging on public lands (especially federal and state-level), initially and especially oriented towards boundary=protected_areas and areas of leisure=*, such as larger, non-urban "parks" (in the US English sense, not the sense of how OSM defines leisure=park)
- Racism – facilitating storytelling around racism and antiracism and improving representation of racial minorities
- United States Bicycle Route System
- Women Remembered
- Interstate Highways Relations
- United States/Numbered highway relations
- Boundary relations
Other interesting projects
- TerpNav Pedestrian Maps, a project of Gemstone, a University of Maryland student project. Tags areas impassable to pedestrians of varying capability for routing purposes. Nice to know when you're on crutches.