About OpenStreetMap US
This is the US chapter of OpenStreetMap, the free, open-source map of the world created by volunteers all over the globe.
We support the OpenStreetMap project in the United States through education, fostering awareness, ensuring broad availability of data, continuous quality improvement, and an active community.
OpenStreetMap gives ordinary citizens the power and the tools to create a high-quality feature-rich map of their country, their states, their communities and their neighborhoods.
Because the map data is free, anyone can use it to create maps for themselves, their businesses, their schools, their local governments or any other purpose they wish.
More than that, OpenStreetMap US is an organization anyone can join to connect with other mappers or institutional data users. Our members range from mapping enthusiasts who want to contribute their knowledge of their local communities to geodata experts who bring technical skills to the creation of the map and professional users who leverage OpenStreetMap data commercially.
Board of Directors
Alyssa Wright (President) leads partnerships and business development at Mapzen where she leads community initiatives and communications to bring the best mapping capabilities to organizations of all sizes. She also co-organizes GeoNYC, a monthly mapping salon of 1000 of the most innovative spatial thinkers in NYC and MaptimeNYC a learning space for collaboration, exploration, and map creation.
Maggie Cawley is a freelance mapping consultant and a member of the TeachOSM Steering Committee. With TeachOSM, she educates around OSM and open source geospatial tools, and is a constant promoter of OSM into educational systems and processes. Her freelance work includes mapping in QGIS, open source geospatial education, and data collection for various projects. In addition to mapping, she plays keyboard in a band and helps lead conservation and mapping trips in southern Africa. Maggie has no permanent address and spreads OSM love everywhere she goes.
Seth is a freelance systems architect living in Seattle. When not working on open data and open source projects, he enjoys spending time riding bikes, kayaking, and skiing in the greater Pacific Northwest.
Ian Dees (Treasurer)
Ian is long time OpenStreetMap hacker, veteran of the Obama 2012 campaign and community organizer in Chicago.
Brian first mapped with OpenStreetMap when MappingDC surveyed the National Zoo. For the past 4 years he’s been leading MappingDC events, where he’s organized dozens of mapping events in the Washington DC area. While not a professional mapper, Brian includes maps in the web apps he builds for the US government. Outside of work Brian enjoys brewing beer.