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OpenStreetMap US Newsletter - Issue #2
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OpenStreetMap US
December 3, 2019

Welcome to Issue #2 of the OpenStreetMap US Newsletter! 
Highlighted in this issue are just some of the events taking place across the OpenStreetMap US community. Consider supporting these activities through a donation to OpenStreetMap US, which will help us expand programming in 2020. We cannot grow without your support, and appreciate everything you do to make this such a wonderful community!

Happy Holidays from OpenStreetMap US, and Happy Mapping!

Maggie Cawley
Executive Director, OpenStreetMap US 
openstreetmap.us

Donate to OpenStreetMap US today!
This Month's Map Feature ~ Health Clinics
In support of AIDS Awareness Month, join your fellow mappers to help map health clinics in your town. Do they offer free HIV testing? Are they public? You can create a task in the OSM US Tasking Manager or map in a familiar place. Learn more about tagging health facilities. 
Does your neighborhood or organization need help mapping? Let us know!
Recent Events
OSM Geography Awareness Week 2019
Thanks to many of you who participated in another successful OSM GeoWeek!  From November 10 to 16, the mapping community hosted 150+ events supporting tasks, many related to climate change. GIS day was also celebrated across the US!
 
  
Mappers at events at USC in Los Angeles and in Duluth, Minnesota
Geography2050
Geography2050 was held in NYC November 21-22. TeachOSM led two workshops with 50 AP Human Geography teachers, including a street survey in Harlem. In addition, OSM US participated in conversations with the Ethical Geo Winners.

  
Teachers in the TeachOSM workshop & using Field Papers to map Harlem, New York
Regional State of the Map Conferences
State of the Map Asia was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh November 1-2. Find event photos on Flickr. The next SOTM Asia will be held in Sri Lanka in 2020!

The 2nd State of the Map Africa was held in Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast November 22-24. Find more information on the website or Twitter account. 

The 5th State of the Map LatAm was held in Encarnación, Paraguay November 14-16. Find more information on the website or Twitter account. 
Announcements

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Election 

Foundation members will vote to elect a new board at the 2019 Annual General Meeting. Candidate manifestos and answers to community questions are now on the OSMF Wiki. Four seats are open. Voting opens December 7!

OpenStreetMap US Community Organizers Unite!

Are you organizing an OpenStreetMap related event in your town? Make sure it is listed on the Wiki to be invited to the 1st virtual US community organizer Round Up! Meet other organizers and let's find ways to support your efforts!

OpenStreetMap US Board Elections

Nominations for the OpenStreetMap US Board will open January 1! Requirements include a passion for OpenStreetMap and OSM US membership. Join here and start writing your position statement today! Find more information on the Wiki.

Take the OpenStreetMap US Community Survey

The OpenStreetMap US Community Survey is still open! Whether you are a new mapper or logging your millionth changeset, we want to hear from you! The survey will close December 31, 2019 and results shared in early 2020.

Take the Survey!
OpenStreetMap Resources Corner

Holding an Event


Want to plan a map gathering, but need some support? Here are a few resources!
Upcoming Events
December 3  Los Angeles - MaptimeLA, let's socialize!
December 3  Baltimore - Towson University - Center for GIS Meetup
December 4  Washington DC - GeoDC Monthly Meetup- 3D Mapping
December 5  San Jose - Civic Hack & Map Night
December 10 Denver - Maptime Mile High - Exploring #30daymapchallenge Maps!
December 10 Washington DC - Mapping DC - Mappy Hour
December 10 Salt Lake City - OpenStreetMap SLC GeoBeers
December 11 Baltimore - MapTime Bmore 2020 Planning
December 24 Salt Lake City - OpenStreetMap Mapping Night

Want to share an event?  Contact us and we'll include it in the next issue!
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