OSM Awards 2019

This year, we are again presenting the OpenStreetMap Awards! Seven nominees will receive an award in seven categories at the State of the Map 2019 conference. This is a community award: you decide who the nominees are, before you vote for them.

Call For Nominees: Suggest a person for any of the categories of the award. We only ask for three pieces of information: a name of one or two individuals, a project (what did they do to claim an award), and optionally an URL for any web page that describes the project. Teams, groups and companies, commercial or not, can compete only in the "Team" category. Eligible is everything that was announced after 2018-06-01. The call for nominees ends on the 15th of July.


Expanding the Community Award

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

Steve Friedl, Guillaume Rischard
For the very extensive and in-depth report about unusual signups to OSMF before the elections. Expanding the community also means to protect the community.
Mikko Tamura
1. Linked and mainstreamed the use of Open Street Map within the Philippine Red Cross. The Philippine Red Cross conduct Vulnerability and Capacity Assessments of the most vulnerable communities in the Philippines and these communities have contributed their mapping information to the Philippine Red Cross through Open Street Map.

2. Used OSM in mapping conflict areas in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines. Introduced participatory mapping techniques in creating geospatial information for the community to be brought up and used at a regional level

3. Linked OSM with LGBT groups in mapping remote areas affected by Typhoon Ompong in 2018. The LGBT group Pilipinas Chubs and Chasers has been participating in mapathons from 2018 to 2019.