Sidewalks in New York, to art in California. Everybody loves mapping, Mapping USA!
OpenStreetMap US is excited to announce a new, FREE, virtual event celebrating our community and everything you’re mapping across the USA! If you find yourself humming a familiar pop tune from the 1960s, you are not alone! Grab your tropical shirt, sunscreen and straw hats and join us as we take a virtual tour of OpenStreetMap across the US. From May 20-22, 2021, Mapping USA will include an informal Mappy Hour on Thursday, a half day of talks on Friday, and a day of workshops, birds of a feather sessions and mapathons on Saturday.
With the success of last year’s virtual Connect2020 event, we are hoping that more opportunities to gather virtually will continue to enable even more people from across the country to learn about OpenStreetMap and connect with fellow mappers through a combination of curated and community-led dialog. We hope to see you there!
Mapping USA will showcase mapping and mappers across the USA and we need you to participate! We are calling on all members of the community to share your ideas and session proposals. Whether you are brand new to OSM or have been a core contributor since the beginning, we want to hear from you! Use this form to submit a proposal.
We invite proposals about anything OpenStreetMap, with special emphasis on local projects, including but not limited to:
The program will include space for 5 min lightning talks, 10 min talks, workshops, birds of a feather sessions, and there’s even room for thematic mapping parties and your wonderful new idea.
This event will be free, but donations are welcome and appreciated. Registration is open now!
We appreciate financial support and are seeking event sponsors. Is your company interested in supporting OpenStreetMap US? Find the Sponsor Prospectus here and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Have questions? You can email us at email@example.com or chat in the #MappingUSA channel on the OSM US Slack. We look forward to seeing you virtually in May!