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.

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Team Archievement Award

For outstanding archievement in mapping, providing data or bringing the OpenStreetMap community together. Awarded to commercial companies, non-profits, government organizations and volunteer groups.

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Data Working Group
Keep the map clean
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HOT (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
For mapping all over the world. For obtaining funding to develop new OSM tools(e.g. Tasking Manager), training, and awareness(new mappers, lots of press coverage). Not to mention for all the lives saved and improved thanks to HOT mappers assisting the HOT partners.
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OSMers BI-VC-CVL
This local user group, based in one of the less densely populated area in Piemonte (Italy), promotes OpenStreetMap and the surrounding ecosystem. Monthly meetings attract mappers from other areas and neighbouring regions for their highly valued contents. Their long term projects include the import of open data provided by local public authorities like the Province of Biella as well as an on-going contribution to Mapillary which is well represented by the more than 600 thousands already uploaded images. Recently the group managed a HOT mapathon to map missing features in Camerun with the collaboration of local mappers and an NGO and designed and organized online JOSM training courses which were attended by mappers from all over Italy. Their motivations are shared by local LUGs that support them by providing facilities and meeting places. They are seen as an example for the mapping community in Italy and inspired other local groups in Piemonte and Valle d'Aosta regions that were born following their steps and best practices.
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FOSSGIS e.V.
FOSSGIS, the long running German non-profit (Verein) and also the German local chapter of the OSM Foundation has been donating and running servers which are very important to the OSM community, such as openstreetmap.de, osmdata.openstreetmap.de, josm.openstreetmap.de and previously overpass-api.de
It also runs an annual conference which is the big OSM conference in Germany.
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Kaart
For traveling across the world, gathering ground truth data and improving map data based on that. Fast growing team of now over 150 mapping enthusiasts.
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Microsoft
The Microsoft Open Maps team for releasing tools, imagery and data that have contributed to the OpenStreetMap ecosystem. And for applying technology at scale to generate and release all the building footprints for North America as Open data.
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Grab
For constantly improving OpenStreetMap data in Asia using all means necessary, including machine learning and employing teams of mappers.
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OSM DRC/RDC
The Democratic Republic of the Congo/République Démocratique du Congo OpenStreetMap community has done remarkable work in coordinating the multiple humanitarian mapping responses in their country, outreach to both official stakeholders and potential contributors, and are playing an important role in the overall geographic information infrastructure of their country. While they are still growing and developing new activities, they already provide a great example of a local community who managed to become a leader in their country both towards local and international actors, and to me are a model for the empowerment of local communities in the "global South".
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Data Working Group
For their help against the vandalism and constant daily work on keeping the map clean.
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