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.

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Expanding the Community Award

For efforts in expanding the community. Not only geographically, but also in diversity, into humanitarian sector or government.

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DRONEBIRD project
DRONEBIRD is in addition to crisis mapping, they are aiming for disaster reduction in cooperation with MissingMaps. They are cooperating with local governments to take aerial photographs by drone and continue mapping and training by teams. Their efforts are also helping to increase the popularity of OSM in Japan.
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Andrew Braye
Andrew has been key in ensuring the Missing Maps community evolves in a sustainable way, and ensuring operational use of map data and improving mapping quality is key to the Missing Maps mission. Through Missing Maps we are able to engage large volumes of people, and new types of contributors to OpenStreetMap, for example the Missing Maps community has a near even gender balance. Growing Missing Maps = growing diversity in OpenStreetMap, and empowering local communities to contribute to the map. Thanks Andrew for driving positive evolution for Missing Maps!
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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Ji
http://www.ishafoundation.org/Sadhguru
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Open Labs Hackerspace
Open Labs is a community which promotes free and open source technologies, open data, open technological standards, online privacy and empowers the Public Domain and alternative permissive licenses. They promote a lot of OpenStreetMap related activities in the city of Tirana, Albania.
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Christine Karch
Christine puts a lot of work into organising events that gather OpenStreetMap communities across borders. She organises hack weekends so that developers can come together to finish of essential code for OpenStreetMap. She's been on the working group for State of the Map for many years, including times when it needed a strong core team to make difficult decisions. Christine has expanded botyh the developer OpenStreetMap community and the general OpenStreetMap community, both in Europe and worldwide.
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