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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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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