OpenStreetMap US Newsletter - Issue #1 .
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OpenStreetMap US~ October 2019

Welcome to Issue #1 of a brand new newsletter to share OpenStreetMap US activities and news from around the US and the world! I hope that it not only keeps you informed and excited about OpenStreetMap, but connects you to the amazing OpenStreetMap network. Have newsletter content or suggestions? Email me!  

Thanks for all that you do to make this such an incredible community! 

Maggie Cawley
Executive Director
OpenStreetMap US
This Month's Map Feature - Playgrounds!
Join MaptimeBmore and Advocates for Children and Youth in mapping playgrounds to help identify play-deserts in your town! You can create a task in the OpenStreetMap US Tasking Manager, contribute to an existing task, or map with the theme in a place you are most interested. Read this guest blog post and learn more about Play Deserts.
Have an idea or need help mapping a certain feature? Let us know!
Recent Events
State of the Map US 2019
The 9th annual State of the Map US was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from September 5-8.  Thank you to all of the speakers, organizers, volunteers and attendees who made it such a wonderful event! Find talks at the OpenStreetMap US YouTube Channel and event photos on Flickr. Hear a first hand experience by community member Austin Bell of South Carolina in this State of the Map US Recap. See you in 2020 for our 10th birthday!
Want to host State of the Map US? Learn more about submitting a bid on the Wiki
HOT Summit 2019
The annual HOT Summit was held in Heidelberg, Germany September 19 & 20. You can access the videos of all of the talks on the HOT YouTube Channel. 
State of the Map 2019
The global State of the Map was held in Heidelberg, Germany September 21-23, 2019. You can access videos of all of the talks on the State of the Map YouTube Channel
NACIS Conference 2019
Jonah Adkins represented OpenStreetMap US at the 2019 North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS) annual conference, read more in this blog post!
Grace Hopper Celebration - Open Source Day 2019
OpenStreetMap US & HOT partnered to lead a hackathon for Grace Hopper Celebration Open Source Day. Maggie Cawley & Jess Beutler trained new mappers from 12 states & 1 province & added nearly 1,000 buildings to the map. Maggie also had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion about the importance of open source. 

Take the OSM US Survey

Have a few minutes? OpenStreetMap US is conducting a survey and we want to hear from you! Your answers will not only provide a baseline from which to measure our growth, but your input will help to shape the future of OpenStreetMap US. Thank you for your time & ideas!

Call for Participation!

Interested in supporting others in OpenStreetMap related technology? Want to help spread the word about OpenStreetMap? Maintain safe spaces through the Code of Conduct committee? Volunteer committees are forming now & we need you! Indicate your interest via the Wiki  or reach out via email! 
Take the Survey!

OSM GeoWeek is Next Month!

From November 10-16, map lovers, teachers, students, and communities around the world, will join together to celebrate geography and contribute to OpenStreetMap. Interesed in being a part of the effort? Support a mapping task, or find or plan an event near you! 

OSMF Board Elections

Are you interested in becoming a leader within the global OpenStreetMap community? The OpenStreetMap Foundation board needs you! Nominate starting 11/5 & become a member to vote in December! More info available on the OSMF Wiki.


Upcoming Events
Want to share an event? 
October 25-27 San Francisco
October 30  Baltimore
November 1-2  Bangladesh
November 3   Seattle
November 6   Washington DC
November 10-16  Worldwide
November 12  Salt Lake City
November 13  Baltimore
November 13  Salt Lake City
November 13  Portland, OR
November 14-16  Paraguay
November 22-24 Ivory Coast
Contact us and we'll include it in the next issue!
Let's Do Climathon San Francisco
Playground Mapathon w/ Advocates for Children & Youth
State of the Map Asia
OpenThePath II Stakeholder meeting
GeoDC Monthly Meetup - Earth, People & Tech
OSM Geography Awareness Week - Find an event near you!

OpenStreetMap SLC GeoBeers
National GIS Day at the JHU Sheridan Libraries
National GIS Day at UVU

GIS Day Humanitarian Mapathon
State of the Map LatAm
State of the Map, Africa
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