OpenStreetMap US

The OpenStreetMap project has been a vital resource for mapping communities and humanitarian organizations. However, in 2022, OSM experienced a significant decline in active data contributions, raising concerns about the project’s sustainability and growth. As an intern at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team, I have conducted extensive research on the OSM contribution decline in the US and other focused regions. In this session, I will present my findings and discuss the prospective factors that could have led to the decline. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the challenges facing OSM. Join me to explore the OSM contribution decline and discover ways to support the OSM project’s growth and impact.

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