OpenStreetMap US Newsletter - Issue #11
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September 2020
Welcome to Issue #11 of the OSM US Newsletter!
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OpenStreetMap US becomes official OSMF Local Chapter

On September 24, the OpenStreetMap Foundation voted to make OpenStreetMap US an official Local ChapterWhat does this mean for OpenStreetMap US? OpenStreetMap US has been advocating for and supporting the growth of OpenStreetMap in the United States since 2010, but becoming a Local Chapter makes it clear that we are all part of the same community. And since community is the backbone of OpenStreetMap, we believe that this is a positive step forward and shows solidarity with the entire OSM network. 

Connect 2020 - Register Today!

Join fellow OpenStreetMap enthusiasts and contributors for Connect 2020, a free, virtual event to celebrate our community and all things OpenStreetMap! The event will include an informal Mappy Hour Thursday, a half day of talks on Friday, and a day of workshops, birds of a feather sessions and mapathons on Saturday. The schedule will be live in a few weeks. In the meantime, we are seeking sponsorship and registration is now open. More information is available here.

OpenStreetMap US Website ~ Request for Proposals 

OSM US is requesting proposals for a redesign of the organization’s website. Our current website at is 6-7 years old. While our mission has not changed, we feel that the site does not address our needs entirely. The organization has grown as well as our offerings and we'd like the website to reflect these changes. Interested? Download the full RFP here.

OpenStreetMap Events
September 26, Online   OSM Seattle - Mapping Different Projects from Home
September 29, Online  OSM Salt Lake City - OSM Virtual Mapping Night
October 1, Online              Code for San José Civic Hack & Map Night 
October 14, Online          OSM US Mappy Hour 
October 29, Online       OpenStreetMap US: Connect 2020 Mappy Hour
October 30, Online       OpenStreetMap US: Connect 2020 Curated Talks
October 31, Online        OpenStreetMap US: Connect 2020 Community Sessions
November 18, Online    OSM US GeoWeek Mappy Hour
November 15-21               OSM GeoWeek Worldwide
November 21, Online    OSMF Local Chapters & Communities Congress
December 4, Online      HOT Summit - Call for proposals ends Sept 25!
December 16, Online    OSM US Mappy Hour
Ongoing                                  YouthMappers Online Webinars
Have an idea for an event or mapping initative? Let us know!

OSM US Mappy Hours

OSM US hosts virtual Mappy Hours twice a month featuring a variety of topics and speakers. Thanks to our recent guests Eugene Chong (OSM and Sustainable Development Goals) and Alan Bragg & Wade Crump (JOSM). Recorded presentations can be found here. 
Be sure not to miss the next one on October 14!

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