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It’s Document Freedom Day, and we’re delighted to announce that the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) has given OpenStreetMap an award recognising the project’s work on Open Standards and Emerging Standards.
Members of OpenStreetMap produce the world’s most up-to-date, accurate, and yes, open map of the world for anyone to use for any purpose. It’s used by outdoor enthusiasts, relief efforts, mobile device users, governments, web-based mapping applications and commercial organisations, showing just how useful Open Data can be.
Although the award went to the entire project (that’s You), the FSFE didn’t have room for all 1 million+ of us to turn up, so members of Mappa Mercia, the West Midlands, UK group of OpenStreetMappers met the FSFE representatives in Birmingham on Saturday 22nd March. Brian Prangle received the award, saying “It’s always great to have your work recognised, so thank you, on behalf of all the hundreds of thousands of contributors to OpenStreetMap, to FSFE for their award. We’re thrilled that you see OpenStreetMap as making such an effort towards open standards and it’s especially pleasing that you position us as an ‘emerging standard’”.
Anna Morris from the Document Freedom Day campaign explained how useful the meeting was. “This was a wonderful opportunity to learn about the achievements and problems faced by a sister movement,” said Morris. “We found that we have many common goals and ample opportunity to share skills and resources.”

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No-one likes seeing disasters happen. The amount of suffering involved in an event like Typhoon Haiyan is immense, and huge humanitarian efforts try to provide aid to those left behind where possible but even then lives are left devastated. OpenStreetMap volunteer mappers are doing their small bit to help the relief efforts by mapping the areas affected by the typhoon. If you want to help see the +Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team page at http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Typhoon_Haiyan_%282013%29
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State of the Map sponsor +Bytemark has given every attendee their own personalised mug. Have you collected yours?
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There's a brand new editing experience available on the edit tab drop-down. The new "iD" editor has a clear "walk-through" mode to help you get started. If you've never edited OpenStreetMap before, now's the time to try it out and tell your friend to try it too.

If you would like to contribute in a different way, we're also launching a fund raising appeal. We need to upgrade our server infrastructure to keep OpenStreetMap running. You can donate to OpenStreetMap at http://donate.openstreetmap.org/
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Let's kick off the 2013 mappy hours! Lots of things to discuss I am sure. If you're new to OpenStreetMap: an extra warm welcome! We will dedicate part of the mappy hour for introductions and Q&A to make you feel right at home.
Mappy Hour
Mon, January 14, 2013, 9:00 PM

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OpenStreetMap just keeps getting faster and faster. We now have a tile cache in France, improving response times for users in south-west Europe. If your company or organisation could host a tile cache, get in touch.
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Heehee - I am hiding behind the pop-up banner on the right hand side (it was windy right!) :)
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The annual global OpenStreetMap conference, State of the Map is taking place this weekend in Birmingham. There are live streams of the sessions on the conference web site if you can't be there.
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looking forward to the next North American edition ;0)
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We're coming back to England this year, back to where it all started, for the annual OpenStreetMap conference "State Of The Map"! The winning bid to host the event, was Birmingham (UK). So that's where we'll be in September.
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OpenStreetMap is a million strong. This week we passed one million registered mappers. Not bad for a project that's been running less than a decade.
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Congratulation!
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Like OpenStreetMap? Like coding? If so, the Hack Weekend taking place on Saturday and Sunday in London could be just the thing for you. For more details see the wiki page:
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Use OpenStreetMap in Russia? Then things should have got faster for you. Thanks to a generous donation from Yandex.com there's now a tile server in Moscow helping to speed the map up for people in the region.
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The Russian community is doing so well. Since I'm reading their blog posts (machine translated), I realise that they are proceeding at a huge speed.
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OpenStreetMap is a project aimed at creating and providing free geographic data such as street maps to anyone who wants them. The project was started because most maps you think of as free actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, holding back people from using them in creative, productive or unexpected ways.