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.
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.
Digital Internship and Leadership Team
The DIAL team at Kathmandu Living Labs has innovated in the way of creating long term OSM mappers after realization that mapping parties/workshop does not provide new mappers with enough time to engaged with the community and philosophy of OSM. Merging open mapping with civic learning, digital leadership and sustainable development the team has created three month long program where digital interns are selected, trained and have opportunity to interact with community leaders. The first cohort of DIAL inters have already graduated and the second cohort is currently ongoing.
WMF Collaboration team
Improving the mapping stack in the Wikimedia projects, adding new features like the map internationalization.
Setting up a Welsh-language render. Thus, encouraging more mappers in rural areas neglected by OpenStreetMap and aiding new learners of the language or those that want to maintain their Welsh roots. Welsh is rarely the first or only language of residents in Wales(part of the UK), and so this map rendering might not have been done were it not for the work of ODI Cardiff.