State of the Map 2020 @sotm will be a virtual conference: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/03/27/sotm-2020-will-be-a-virtual-conference/
"People who transport food, medicine, and other supplies still need to move and they are highly dependent on maps. You can help them by improving the map in your local area" https://twitter.com/TheMissingMaps/status/1243113258527186948
Call for more featured tile layers on https://openstreetmap.org/ See how you can help: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/03/24/call-for-more-featured-tile-layers-on-osm-org/
Thanks to anyone who identifies as a woman for their contribution to the OpenStreetMap project - be it map data, code, organising mapathons, advocacy or other :)
OpenStreetMap and International Women's Day: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/03/08/openstreetmap-and-international-womens-day/
Many data visualisations for #coronavirus use an OpenStreetMap basemap of course. Example: https://coronavirus.app/?mode=infected
But there's also been an uptick in OpenStreetMap contributions adding map details in the worst affected areas:https://twitter.com/jeffdefacto/status/1235066401745817600
Congratulations to @weeklyOSM for publishing its 500th newsletter! WeeklyOSM is a volunteer community project, sharing OpenStreetMap news every week in several languages :) https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/02/26/congratulations-to-weeklyosm-for-publishing-its-500th-newsletter/
Are you interested to join the Microgrants Committee..? Read more at https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/02/17/call-for-microgrants-committee/ and apply by March 8th, 2020.
The new Diversity and Inclusion Special Committee has been appointed to compile and undertake research on our diversity, identify root causes that contribute to any shortfalls and make recommendations. Join its starting meetings on Wednesday February 12: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/02/08/openstreetmap-welcomes-diversity/
Applications for @sotm 2020 scholarships are now open! This year we are offering new travel grants to reimburse a portion of travel costs, in addition to our previous program that fully covers all costs with a full scholarship: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01/18/sotm2020-applications-for-scholarships-open/ Deadline: 15 February 2020.
Community members, what are your thoughts on OSM's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities and threats that OSM faces? Please share them on the wiki page created by @allan_mustard: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/OSM_SWOT (you need an OSM wiki account). Read more: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01/16/osm-swot-2020-share-your-thoughts/
Can you help us review the State of the Map 2020 scholarship applications? Read more at https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2020/01/03/call-for-help-reviewing-sotm-2020-scholarship-applications/ The deadline for expressing interest to be in the review and selection team is the 7th of January, 2020 @sotm
Indeed the https://switch2osm.org/ site has been undergoing a revamp lately. Check it out and link people to it if they need to switch to OpenStreetMap!https://twitter.com/SteveC/status/1205104584714272768
OpenStreetMap data being used to calculating routing distances to sanitation facilities in Lusaka, Zambia. A project presented at a @gatherhub_ "data dive" event: http://gatherhub.org/datadive/
Last year Bence Mélykúti had some fun with OpenStreetMap data for Germany and Hungary, blogging about Santa's Christmas delivery route! https://melykuti.me/2018/08/20/santas-christmas-delivery-route-revealed/ What OSM data experiments will this Christmas bring?
Over the past quarter we have, for the first time, sustained an editing rate of over 100,000,000 edits per month! Stats are newly updated at: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Stats#Edits_per_month
If you want to become a member of the OpenStreetMap Foundation and cannot pay the membership fee, it is now easier to join as the fee can be waived. Read about our Fee Waiver program and how to apply: https://blog.openstreetmap.org/2019/10/24/making-it-easier-to-join-osmf/
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OpenStreetMap developers are gathering for the "Karlsruhe Hack Weekend" again this coming weekend: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Karlsruhe_Hack_Weekend_October_2019 Hosted at @Geofabrik offices (or last year there were too many hackers and they needed this overspill room in the university nearby!)
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