State of the Map 2013

the OpenStreetMap event: 6-8 September 2013

The work of the OpenStreetMap Foundation

Posted by  robjn  Nov 9, 2013

At State of the Map 2013 members of the OpenStreetMap Foundation's Working Groups took to the stage to give a three minute explanation of how they support OSM. If you missed it, here is the live recording.

We all know that the strength of OpenStreetMap comes from it's many contributors. We aim to create an open community where anyone can join and start editing the map data. A great example of this is the recent introduction of the ID editor which helps to lower the barrier to editing OSM.

With such a large community, OpenStreetMap requires some entity behind the scense to make sure everything runs smoothly. That entity is the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a UK-registered not-for-profit organization that supports the OpenStreetMap Project. This support includes acting as a legal entity for the projecct and being a custodian for the computer servers.

Many of the activities of the foundation are carried out by Working Groups, and at State of the Map 2013 we heard more about the activites of each Working Group. Find out more, and put a face to a name:

State of the Map 2013 - Presenting the work of OSMF Working Groups from State of the Map on Vimeo.

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