OSM Awards 2018
This year, we are again presenting the OpenStreetMap Awards! Nine nominees will receive an award in nine categories at the State of the Map 2018 conference. This is a community award: you decide who the nominees are, before you vote for them.
Call For Nominees: Suggest a person, a group or an organization for an award. We only ask for three pieces of information: a name, a project (what did they do to claim an award), and optionally an URL for any web page that describes the project. Eligible is everything that was announced after 2017-07-01. The call for nominees ends on the 31th of May.
Improving the Asia Award
For building the community and improving the map in Asian countries, from Arabian Peninsula to Japan and Indonesia.
Eugene Alvin Villar
Eugene has been contributing to OSM since 2007 and helped to grow the local community and promote OSM in the Philippines by organizing mapping parties, conducting workshops, and giving presentations since 2009. Also part of the core group of OSM volunteers in the Philippines (they help maintain/moderate the various communication channels, wiki pages, and online presence of the community).
In addition to OSM, Eugene is also an active Wikimedian and is keen to build more bridges between the OSM and Wikimedia communities. Gave presentations about OSM at Wikimania 2014 and WikidataCon 2017.
For being a long-time contributor to India, Bangladesh, Nepal and their neighbouring countries. His work on translating name tags to Kannada is outstanding. https://taginfo.openstreetmap.in/keys/name:kn#map He helped other contributors and newbies.
State of the Map Asia 2017 organizing team
The organizing team successfully brought nearly 200 open mapping enthusiasts from Asia and beyond to 2017 SotM Asia held in Nepal. The event provided an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among mappers; expand their network; and generate ideas to expand map coverage and effective use of OSM data in the Asian continent. The team also brought a government panel from several different countries and opened up the conversation about government buy-in into the OSM movement. Overall, there was representation from over 20 countries and for many of them it was the first time representing their country in an OSM conference.