OpenStreetMap US convenes a wide range of stakeholders through Working Groups, collaborating to achieve common goals, support OSM US programs or projects, or oversee community-led initiatives.
Current working groups
The Governance Committee provides oversight of the OpenStreetMap US community and membership with the aim of fostering a diverse and inclusive community by creating a safe and respectful environment and organized structure for participation.
The Education Working Group is composed of volunteers who implement open mapping in educational programming within academic, vocational, and other settings. The EWG is facilitated by TeachOSM. Interested participants can join at our Meetup page.
The mission of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) and U.S. Government Working Group is to seek out mutually beneficial relationships between the public and open data communities. Committee members meet once per month and include representatives from DOT, USGS, FRA, FAA, NPS, Census, CDC, FEMA, FWS, ORNL, state and local governments.
Formed in October 2021, Trails Working Group members will lead efforts to support responsible mapping of trails on recreational land in the United States and support the larger Trails Stewardship Initiative. Interested in joining the conversation?