OpenStreetMap US

Announcing the OSM US Pedestrian Working Group

Feb 23, 2024 · Maggie Cawley and Chad Blevins

OSM US is excited to launch a new working group to convene diverse stakeholders with an interest in OpenStreetMap pedestrian data to find ways to collaborate and improve pedestrian accessibility across the...

Nominations for the 2024 Board Elections Open Soon

Jan 17, 2024 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

It’s election season at OpenStreetMap US! Nominations for the OpenStreetMap US Board of Directors will open on Saturday, January 20, 2024, and we hope that you consider running. As a member of...

Creating meaningful volunteer experiences with URISA’s GISCorps

Dec 18, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

OpenStreetMap US and GISCorps are proud to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize our collaboration in creating meaningful volunteer opportunities for geospatial professionals and improving OpenStreetMap across...

Call for proposals now open for State of the Map US 2024!

Dec 7, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

We are calling on all members of the OpenStreetMap community to share your ideas and session proposals for the 12th State of the Map US. Whether you are brand new to OSM...

Let us celebrate YOU! Honoring our Volunteers with the Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Dec 5, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

For the entirety of the nearly two decades that OpenStreetMap has operated and changed the availability of global geospatial data, the project has relied on the dedication and innovation of volunteers around...

OpenStreetMap US is now a 1% for the Planet Environmental Partner!

Nov 28, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

We are pleased to announce OpenStreetMap US has joined 1% for the Planet as an Environmental Partner! This partnership will advance our impact through the OpenStreetMap US Trails Stewardship Initiative by creating...

MapRoulette welcomes TomTom as a financial backer!

Nov 20, 2023 · MapRoulette Advisory Board

MapRoulette has come a long way since starting over a decade ago as a simple tool to fix road imports in the United States. Since its inception, we completely overhauled the design,...

Celebrating two firsts: our member brown bag event and Associate Member, Senzing

Oct 26, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

We are delighted to share that Senzing has joined forces with the OpenStreetMap US as our first associate organizational member. Senzing is a leading provider of advanced, real‐time entity resolution software. The...

Launching the Utah Campaign: Improving 60,000+ Miles of Trails in OpenStreetMap

Oct 23, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Trails Working Group

With the support of volunteers and land managers, the Trails Stewardship Initiative is launching our first statewide campaign aiming to update trail information on 60,000+ miles of trails in OpenStreetMap across Utah...

Mapping USA 2024 - Call for Proposals & Registration is Now Open!

Oct 13, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Save the Date for the Next Mapping USA: January 19 & 20, 2024! We’re excited to announce our fourth virtual conference, Mapping USA 2024 coming this January! Cozy up with the OpenStreetMap...

Public Domain Map: First Pilot Update

Sep 26, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Public Domain Map enables organizations to crowdsource authoritative map data in cases where OpenStreetMap isn’t an option. Mappers can address public data gaps while producing high-quality data that is format- and license-compatible...

Celebrating National Public Lands Day

Sep 22, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

September 23, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of National Public Lands Day. Organized by the National Environmental Education Foundation, National Public Lands Day seeks to connect people with their environment and encourage...

A look back on State of the Map US 2023!

Aug 29, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Thank you to everyone who made State of the Map US 2023 a fun, engaging, and meaningful conference! From our generous sponsors, to the many knowledgeable speakers and helpful volunteers, you helped...

Announcing our first Strategic Organizational Member: the Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Aug 1, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The OpenStreetMap US team is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) has joined as our first Strategic organizational member and our first member representing...

Announcing our latest organizational member: Locana!

Jul 25, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The OpenStreetMap US team is pleased to announce that Locana has joined as a Supporter member. Locana, a location and mapping technology company, provides software products and services that address global business,...

Welcome to the new OpenStreetMap US Website (again!)

Jun 30, 2023 · Quincy Morgan

On June 10, 2010, Serge Wroclawski announced the launch of the “new OpenStreetMap United States Web site.” Thirteen years later to the day, I had the privilege of making much the same...

Announcing the Mapillary Camera Grant Program

Jun 29, 2023 · Edoardo Neerhut and Jess Beutler

The following post has been adapted from Mapillary’s announcement posted on June 16, 2023. After a long hiatus, Mapillary is launching the return of the Camera Grant Program! OpenStreetMap US is thrilled...

Welcome Mapbox, supporter member of OpenStreetMap US!

May 25, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The OpenStreetMap US team is excited that Mapbox is now an organizational member of OpenStreetMap US! A leading real-time location platform for developers and location-aware businesses, Mapbox equips organizations with the full...

Public Domain Map: Updates & Next Steps

Apr 19, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Background Two years ago, we 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. The...

A New Home for Field Papers

Mar 28, 2023 · Jess Beutler and Alan McConchie

OpenStreetMap US is excited to announce the adoption of Field Papers into the suite of tools we support for the larger OSM community. Over the course of 2023, Stamen and OpenStreetMap US...

MapRoulette joins OSM US as a Charter Project

Mar 9, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

We are excited to announce that MapRoulette is now part of the growing network of Charter Projects supported by OpenStreetMap US. MapRoulette is an open, collaborative and cooperative microtasking platform for improving...

Mappers answer the call to improve rail safety

Mar 8, 2023 · Minh Nguyễn

The 2007–08 TIGER import was infamous for its roads, but did you know it’s also the source of most of OSM’s railroad coverage in the U.S.? TIGER kept roads and railroad tracks...

OpenStreetMap US 2023 Board Election Results

Feb 27, 2023 · Emily Eros

The OpenStreetMap US board elections for 2023 have completed! As a Governance Committee member, I volunteered as this year’s election observer. This involves ensuring that the voting was conducted properly and that...

Tasking Manager, meet Public Domain Map

Feb 24, 2023 · Quincy Morgan

Last week, OpenStreetMap US launched a revamped version of our Tasking Manager, a tool for collaborating on mapping campaigns. The release includes a number of custom features specific to the needs of...

Welcoming OSMCha as an OSM US Charter Project

Feb 17, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

OpenStreetMap US is excited to announce our latest Charter Project - OSMCha! OSMCha is an open-source software project started in 2015 focusing on reporting, inspecting, and validating changes to OpenStreetMap. Its mission...

Mapping Made Easier with RapiD 2.0!

Feb 15, 2023 · The Maps@Meta Team

This is a guest blog post by the Maps@Meta Team to share news with the OpenStreetMap US community. Do you have a story to tell? OpenStreetMap US news or info to share?...

Trails Stewardship Initiative Update: Pilot & Next Steps

Feb 10, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Trails Working Group

This blog post is an update on the OpenStreetMap US Trails Stewardship Initiative. For past news and additional information on this initiative, visit openstreetmap.us/trails. Background Public open spaces in the United States...

Apply now for a scholarship to State of the Map US 2023!

Jan 27, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Applications are now open for State of the Map US scholarships! Once again, we’re looking to bring in our largest cohort yet, from a diversity of communities, professions, geographies and associations. OpenStreetMap...

2022: Year in Review

Jan 26, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

In 2022, OpenStreetMap US welcomed the return to in-person events with our 10th annual State of the Map US conference. All of the efforts made by the US community to connect virtually...

Introducing the OpenStreetMap US Membership Portal

Jan 24, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

OpenStreetMap US has successfully migrated to a new membership management system that enables members to take a more active role. As part of this migration, members can now update contact information, check...

Call for proposals now open for State of the Map US 2023!

Jan 23, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

You’re invited to propose a session for the annual State of the Map US 2023 conference being held in Richmond, Virginia from June 8 to 11, 2023. State of the Map US...

Nominations for the 2023 Board Elections are now open!

Jan 20, 2023 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

It’s that time of year again! Nominations for the OpenStreetMap US Board are now open and we hope that you consider running. As a member of the OpenStreetMap US board, you have the...

OpenStreetMap Americana Speaks Your Language

Dec 19, 2022 · Brian Sperlongano

This a guest blog post featuring OpenStreetMap community member and OSM US board member, Brian Sperlongano. Do you have a story to tell? OpenStreetMap US news or info to share? Message us...

Announcing our first organizational member: Development Seed

Dec 16, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The OpenStreetMap US team is excited to announce our first organizational member: Development Seed. An engineering and product company, Development Seed is accelerating the application of earth data to our biggest global...

November 2022: Road Safety

Nov 21, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The 12 Months of OpenStreetMap is an initiative led by OpenStreetMap US, and inspired by the Project of the Month done by map contributors in France, Switzerland, and Germany. The initiative is...

Announcing the OpenStreetMap US Organizational Membership!

Oct 31, 2022 · Maggie Cawley

OpenStreetMap US is excited to expand our membership model to offer non-voting, organizational memberships for companies, educational institutions, nonprofits and government agencies. In 2010, OpenStreetMap US was founded as a membership organization...

Announcing the OSM US Governance Committee

Oct 28, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

We’re excited to announce the formation of the OpenStreetMap US Governance Committee! As our community and the organization continues to grow, the OpenStreetMap US board and staff have recognized the need to...

October 2022: Healthy Communities

Oct 15, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The 12 Months of OpenStreetMap is an initiative led by OpenStreetMap US, and inspired by the Project of the Month done by map contributors in France, Switzerland, and Germany. The initiative is...

Mapping USA 2022 - Call for Proposals is Now Open!

Sep 26, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

Mark Your Calendars for November 11 & 12, 2022! OpenStreetMap US is thrilled to announce the return of Mapping USA in November - this year in partnership with WikiConference North America. Join...

September 2022: Emergency Preparedness

Sep 20, 2022 · OpenStreetMap US Staff

The 12 Months of OpenStreetMap is an initiative led by OpenStreetMap US, and inspired by the Project of the Month done by map contributors in France, Switzerland, and Germany. The initiative is...

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