OpenStreetMap US

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 country. Major cities throughout the U.S. and world are lacking pedestrian features in OpenStreetMap, and much of the work being done by local organizations, governments, individual mappers, and private companies are happening in silos. This working group is an invitation to help build a forum for collaboration and learning while improving data on features such as sidewalks, crosswalks, curbs, and signals.

In the first few meetings, participants will help shape the vision and goals for the working group in the year ahead; these could include improved data consistency and tooling used to contribute data to OSM. The working group will create space for discussion on urgent pedestrian needs, challenges, current projects and ideas for the future from all sectors of the OSM community, to include transportation professionals using OSM, individual mappers, academic institutions, private companies and government agencies.

The Pedestrian Working Group will organize during a regularly scheduled monthly meeting that is open to anyone who would like to join. If you are interested, we do encourage you to make a commitment to join the majority of meetings so that we are able to make progress on the goals we set. OSM US strives to create a welcoming and respectful space to convene. To that end, we ask that participants abide by the OSM US Code of Conduct.

We hope you can join us for our first meeting being held on Tuesday, March 5th at 4pm EDT. If you are interested in joining this event, please sign up here.