One of the goals I have as the chair of the  Technical & Imports Working Group of OpenStreetMap US is to match technical resources with developers who are interested in building systems that help spread the use of OSM in the United States. To start with, Wikimedia donated 12 of their retired systems and Visi generously donated 5U of rack space. The three systems I built using this hardware have been working hard to spread OSM: this website (openstreetmap.us), Lars Ahlzen’s TopOSM , and (coming soon) tiled OSM data feeds are all being created and served from these systems.

But I’d love to see it go farther! Not only is there more space to fill in the data center but there are upgrades to be made to the existing hardware. That’s why I’m asking you to help support OSM in the US by donating to OSMF-US’s hardware fund through the PayPal link below. Please feel free to contact me at ian@osmf.us if you have any questions.





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