OpenStreetMap US Newsletter - Issue #5
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OpenStreetMap US
March 9, 2020

Welcome to Issue #5 of the OpenStreetMap US Newsletter! 
This month's features the State of the Map US logo contest, Mapper Spotlight, and information about activities taking place across the OpenStreetMap US community. Have something to share in the next Issue? Reach out!

Happy Mapping!

Maggie Cawley
Executive Director, OpenStreetMap US

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State of the Map US 2020 ~ Logo Contest!

Do you like to design? Design our logo for the 2020 State of the Map US conference in Tucson! Your design will be seen by hundreds of people and you attend the 3 day conference for free. Read the announcement on our blog and find detailed information on the Wiki page. Winner will receive 1 free conference registration (value $200), $300 in travel reimbursement, and a limited edition 10th Anniversary t-shirt. 

Entries must be submitted via email by 11:59PM PT on Sunday March 22, 2020.

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SOTMUS on Facebook
State of the Map US Website

Spotlight - Accepting Nominations for Mapper of the Month!

There are so many volunteers going above and beyond to help improve OpenStreetMap and grow our US mapping community. Every month, we will highlight the efforts of a volunteer doing great things. Spotlight Mappers will receive an OSM t-shirt & a discount to State of the Map US.  

Interested in nominating someone from the US community? Please fill out this form. Who are you nominating & why should their efforts be in the Spotlight?

2020 OpenStreetMap Awards

The OpenStreetMap Foundation is accepting nominations for the annual OSM Awards, to be awarded at the global State of the Map in Cape Town, South Africa. Know someone deserving of the award? You have until May 10th to nominate them. More information available on their website

OpenStreetMap & Google Summer of Code

OpenStreetMap is a Google Summer of Code project, and starting March 16, you can submit your ideas. Mentors are also needed. More information on the types of projects and submission information can be found on the Wiki and GSoC page

OpenStreetMap Resources Corner

There are many uses of OpenStreetMap data out there and additional projects to support with your mapping skills. Here are just a few! 

Upcoming Events
March 9 Washington DC -  International Women's Day Mapathon
March 10 Baltimore, MD - OSM in Education CCBC GIS Capstone
March 11 Washington DC - Humanitarian Mapping Society GW Mapathon
March 18 Albuquerque, NM - MapABQ monthly meetup
March 19 Denver, MD - Denver Buildings Importathon
March 19 San Jose, CA - Civic Hack & Map Night & 6 Year Anniversary
March 22 Flushing, NY - Mapping Downtown Flushing Put the Map In Your Hands
March 25 Salt Lake City, UT - OpenStreetMap Mapping
June 11-12 Washington DC - FedGeo Day
July 1-2 Cape Town, South Africa - HOT Summit
July 3-5 Cape Town, South Africa - State of the Map
November 5-7 Tucson, AZ - State of the Map US

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