OSM Awards 2019
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.
- Edoardo Neerhut (eneerhut),
Ed writes about how OpenStreetMap is becoming the world's mapping standard and chainging the way we collect and consume map data.
- Christopher Beddow and Daniela Waltersdorfer,
Chris (cbeddow) and Dani (dani) summarized the current state of curbs on OpenStreetMap and made a call for the community to further embrace curbs as an important piece of data for mobility, infrastructure, and transportation.
- Steve Friedl, Guillaume Rischard,
For the very extensive and in-depth report about unusual signups to OSMF before the elections; and for constant active work in the Membership Working Group.
- Valeriy Trubin,
He started translating WeeklyOSM into Russian this April, but did not stop at that. He also has been taking interviews with many OSM members, more or less prominent, transcribing and editing them for the most popular Russian tech website. He is very active in the community, and thanks to him, the Russian community does not feel stagnant.
Greatness in Mapping Award
For significant contributions to the map data, or exemplary mapping: micro-mapping, clean-up, mapping towns from scratch, proper imports.
- Allan Mustard (apm-wa),
Retired U.S. diplomat previously assigned to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan is closed country with poor access to the internet. apm-wa did a great job to improve a Turkmenistan in OSM, having made thousands of edits. In addition he wrote a perfect description about country in OSM wiki, and improved other resources as well, always being open to the OSM community.
- Feye Andal,
Feye is an active OSM mapper, trainer and volunteer since 2013. She has led/is leading various projects in the Philippines to help increase, improve and clean OSM map data in the country for disaster management and resiliency. She also helped form the University of the Philippines’ Resilience Institute (UP-RI) Youthmappers in 2018 and mentors the young mappers.
Moscow is the capital of Russia, and Literan is the most visible mapper in the city for years, constantly monitoring ALL the edits and fixing errors after novice mappers and vandals. He is kind and great to work with; helps mappers understand the OSM and speed up their mapping by creating localized presets. Actively participates on the forum and in the telegram chat.
- Joseph Eisenberg,
For proposing and following through with his proposals of many useful tags, always listening to comments and not leaving the tagging mailing list because of these.
Expanding the Community Award
For efforts in expanding the community. Not only geographically, but also in diversity, into humanitarian sector or government.
- Brian Hollinshead,
Brian Hollinshead has been a tireless OSM mapper for years. He's helped extensivly with heritage mapping in Ireland, and with the multi-year townland project. He has often gone to historical societies and events to speak about, and promote, OSM to people who've never heard of it before. ( e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pxfnD4aQTg ). This can help bring new mappers into OSM.
- Severin Menard ,
Severin has been active in humanitarian mapping in OSM for many years, being an early volunteer with HOT, and co-founding Project EOF. Bringing OSM to developing parts of the world is definitly expanding the community!
- Brian Prangle,
Continued work in the nitty-gritty of communities. Brian helped setup the West Midlands OSM group in then UK. Brian helped set up the OSM UK local chapter, and served as chair of the board for the first 3 years. When nobody else is replying to organisations and representing the OpenStreetMap community, Brian often steps up to the plate. Brian uses his time to get in touch with a lot of big organisations and local authorities, so that they know about OpenStreetMap and so that the local chapter has some money to work with and pay it's small bills with.
Yet in all of this, you still see Brian's love for the mapping when he sits talking to a couple of people and showing them how to map, encouraging them to use tools like the map editors and street-level cameras, regardless of their age or technical confidence.
- Nathalie Sidibe,
Nathalie has been a fantastic advocate of the entire OSM project but particularly the local community in Mali.
Team Archievement Award
For outstanding archievement in mapping, providing data or bringing the OpenStreetMap community together. Awarded to commercial companies, non-profits, government organizations and volunteer groups.
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.