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.
Expanding the Community Award
For efforts in expanding the community. Not only geographically, but also in diversity, into humanitarian sector or government.
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.
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.
Marc Gemis (escada)
He's been the driving force of the Mapper of the Month and Mapper in the Spotlight for several years.