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: 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:  (you need an OSM wiki account). Read more:

Can you help us review the State of the Map 2020 scholarship applications? Read more at The deadline for expressing interest to be in the review and selection team is the 7th of January, 2020 @sotm

OpenStreetMap data being used to calculating routing distances to sanitation facilities in Lusaka, Zambia. A project presented at a @gatherhub_ "data dive" event: 

Erasmus students of @euYoutH_OSM from Portugal, Spain, Romania, Germany and Ireland, during a mapathon in @PortmarnockCS, mapping Lesotho and Mozambique

Last year Bence Mélykúti had some fun with OpenStreetMap data for Germany and Hungary, blogging about Santa's Christmas delivery route! What OSM data experiments will this Christmas bring?

Teachers from Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Romania and Germany met in Saarburg, Germany for a week-long training session in humanitarian mapping and a first hackathon, to kick off a two year Erasmus+ project @euYoutH_OSM

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:

OpenStreetMap developers are gathering for the "Karlsruhe Hack Weekend" again this coming weekend: Hosted at @Geofabrik offices (or last year there were too many hackers and they needed this overspill room in the university nearby!)

Over 500 people have converged on Heidelberg this weekend for the big OpenStreetMap international conference "State Of The Map"  @sotm

Will you attend @sotm? You can become an OpenStreetMap Foundation member or renew your membership on-site. Interested? Read more about membership  and our fee waiver program and visit the OSMF table (close to the welcome desk).

A special beer being brewed for the State Of The Map conference this weekend

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Survey on the global and local communities in OSM! Let's get together online or irl and discuss. Group answers can be provided

Translations by community members in: de, es, fa, fr, hu, it, lt, pt-BR, zh-Hans, zh-Hant-HK

End of survey period: 2019-08-21

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Celebrate our 15th birthday with us on the 10th of August! So far we've got parties planned in Japan, Belarus, Germany and the US. Why not plan something in your part of the world? Join us!

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Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day and we would like to thank our sysadmins for the awesome work that they are doing!

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Would you like to translate posts on  or see surveys from the OpenStreetMap Foundation in your language? This is a call to people who have helped with translations in the past or want to help now :)

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State of the Map @sotm news! The program is out, we have a call for posters & the Early bird phase for tickets was extended until July 21st Not being able to come? You can still submit a poster & most talks will be available online after the conference :)

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Here's what "State of the Map Latam 2018" looked like in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Latin American regional conference is planned for Paraguay in November this year . Before that there's SOTM Argentina on 27th July in Santa Fe: 

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