The 2023 SOTMUS program is here!
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In this month's newsletter, we're excited about:

  • The State of the Map US Program is now live!
  • Our Spring Membership Drive
  • Public Domain Map updates & progress
  • The Community Spotlight: Unmapped Small Town USA

Have you heard? The State of the Map US 2023 program is now live!

With 122 speakers & 114 sessions across two and a half days, we are so excited to announce this year's State of the Map US program!

And don't miss out: discounted accommodation options close as early as Sunday, April 30!

We can't wait to see you in Richmond, VA in 40 days!

Bridging Federal Data & OSM through Public Domain Map 


Two years ago, OSM US shared the launch of Public Domain Map, a new project and collaboration with federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Geological Survey. In this latest blog post, we document the journey so far and provide an update on the current pilot. 



Help us put more members on the map Our goal for the spring membership drive: a new member from every state.

When you become an OpenStreetMap US member, you support an active community of like-minded mappers who value open-source data. Plus you get discounts to events like State of the Map US!

Join now and you’ll be entered to win OpenStreetMap US swag!


Join us on May 17 for the next OSM US Mappy Hour! Hear from Brian Sperlongano, who will share experiences and practical insights gained from building and growing the OSM Americana project. 

Community Spotlight:

Unmapped Small Town USA

Looking for someplace new to map? Check out the Unmapped Small Town USA feed on Mastodon. The bot highlights towns in the USA with a population of less than 1000 that are under-mapped.


Upcoming Events

South Bay Map Night
May 9 | online

OSM Utah Meetup
May 10 | in-person

OSM Michigan Meetup
May 10 | online

May 17 | online

Education Working Group
May 18 | online

South Bay Map Night
May 23 | online

Get involved with OSM US Charter Projects:

OSMCha Monthly Meeting: May 2 | online
(see the #osmcha channel on the OSM US slack for details)

MapRoulette Monthly Meeting: May 2 | online

Want to meet up with your local community but don't see an event near you this month? Check out the OSM Community index or join a #local- channel on the OSM US Slack.

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