OSM Awards 2017
Core Systems Award
For outstanding contributions to any of the core tools, systems, processes or resources. Not limited to systems under OSMF control. The Rails port, osm2pgsql, openstreetmap-carto, iD, JOSM, mapnik and any other tool that mappers use on a daily basis, knowingly or not, are eligible.
For the best new service or approach. New tools for contributing data, image recognition, trace or OSM data analysis, new mapping approach or new perspective on old tools.
Influential Writing Award
For the best tutorial, documentation, blog or a blog post. A text or series of texts that attracted many new people to OSM, provided an interesting outlook on the project, or inspired the community to do better things.
- Ramani Huria,
Great blog posts about community, mapping, techniques for OpenStreetMap in Tanzania and Africa
High quality tutorials how to use OSM data in GIS and map making.
- Arun Ganesh (PlaneMad),
For the interesting diary with data statistics, rendering excercises, application reviews and funny observations.
Many thoughtful posts on various OpenStreetMap aspects, including naming of objects, governance, abstractions, namespaces and so on.
- Joost Schouppe,
For his diary with interesting interviews, data analysis on local edits, looking into the effect of mapping parties, thought on using government data and so on.
Greatness in Mapping Award
For significant contributions to the map data, or exemplary mapping: micro-mapping, clean-up, mapping towns from scratch, proper imports.
For his unrelenting mapping of developing countries, especially Turkey and China, and for being the most active editor on OpenStreetMap.
- Bishal Bhandari,
From the last 18 months he is mapping in OpenStreetMap and has a contibution type Heavy Mapper(Highly Active).He had mapped mostly the area of Nepal like Pokhara(secondary cities),Kathmandu(capital city),Tikapur and other cities.
- Russell Deffner,
Over the past 6 months, Russ has coordinated a global effort to map more than 4 million buildings across 7 countries to help reduce the spread of Malaria.
Contributed 2.5 million points of highly detalized maps in the rural areas of Novosibirsk region in Russia, over 5 years. He did what a dozen of people usually do, and mapped near small towns and in the areas that few people would care about.
- Jochen Topf,
For the global polygon fixing effort, which updated all the old-style multipolygons and continues to fix thousands of errors every day.
Expanding the Community Award
For efforts in expanding the community. Not only geographically, but also in diversity, into humanitarian sector or government.
- Pete Masters aka pedrito1414,
During his 4 years as Missing Maps project coordinator, Pete has introduced countless contributors to OSM, supported communities in Bangladesh, DRC, CAR and many other countries, produced remarkable outreach for humanitarian mapping & OSM in general, not to mention being a wonderful person liked by all!
As he is now moving to a new adventure in OSM by joining the HOT board, this award would be fully deserved for all he brought to the community.
- John Sturdy,
John has been a very important element for the development of the Albanian Speaking OSM community during the last years. Since he visited our Hackerspace the first time he has helped us by sharing his technical knowledge of OSM something very important for new community members as us. He has continued to help us and share his knowledge not only during his next visits, but also by dedicating a lot of time for knowledge-sharing with us online. A true mentor for us and a contributor with an important role for every new community out there.
- Andrew Braye,
Andrew leads the British Red Cross GIS unit and is a founding member of MissingMaps. He is pioneering the use of opensteetmap in a humanitarian context.
- Tony Emery & Jean-Louis Zimmermann,
Tony and Jean-Louis have a impressive track record of expanding the OSM community, especially in South France with local government but also companies, schools, children, associations.
Closely related to their long-time efforts, they have been instrumental in organizing a very successful event State of the Map France 2017 in Avignon.
- Jessica Salo,
For organizing mapathons in Colorado, US.
Improving the Latin America Award
For building the community and improving the map in South and Central Americas, from Mexico to Chile and Argentina.
- Marco Antonio,
Marco has done a great work editing and translating the wiki pages to Spanish and mobilizing the OpenStreetMap community in Bolivia
- Peru Flood response team,
After the tragic flooding in Peru this year, a local team of community members led the organised mapping of the affected areas. They created several projects using the HOT Tasking Manager and managed their mapping and full validation. The team was led by Johnattan Rupire.
- Miriam Gonzalez - mapanauta,
Miriam is actively involved in growing and nurturing the OSM community in Latin America. She led the HOT Activation response to Hurricane Patricia in Mexico, and since then has travelled around Latin America providing training for people to improve the map, including in Peru and Ecuador.
GeoChicas has been working against sexism and making projects to integrate OSM's users
- Fundación Openstreetmap Colombia,
Response of the OpenStreetMap Colombia community to the emergency that occurred in Mocoa, Putumayo, Colombia during the night of March 31 and April 1, 2017. Knowing the importance of maps as an indispensable input for emergency management and subsequent reconstruction, This work was available in search of coordination with other communities and volunteers in order to have a greater impact and relevance in the citizen mobilization in an organized way than in Colombia and other latitudes.
Improving the Africa Award
For building the community and improving the map in African countries.
Improving the Asia Award
For building the community and improving the map in Asian countries, from Arabian Peninsula to Japan and Indonesia.
Ulf Möller Memorial Award
To individual contributors for making a difference to the OpenStreetMap project, through good mapping, benefit to the community and other improvements to the OSM. Any member who's been active at any time since 2004 is eligible for this award.