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.

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Ulf Möller Memorial Award

To individual contributors for making a difference to the OpenStreetMap project, through good mapping, benefit to the community and other improvements to the OSM. Any member who's been active at any time since 2004 is eligible for this award.

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Christoph Hormann (aka imagico)
For his untiring support of mappers in enhancing the quality of planned imports and mechanical edits
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Richard Fairhurst
Besides an endless row of contributions to both OpenStreetMap data and software, for the development of Potlatch 1 and 2, without OpenStreetMap as we know it today would likely not exists. As they provided the easy entry to OpenStreetMap that previously was missing.
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Simon Poole
Simon is a very active mapper, main developer of Vespucci (OSM editor for Android), a very active member of the Licensing Working Group and has served as chairman of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
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mmd
mmd (GitHub user name: mmd-osm) has been contributing to various OpenStreetMap software projects for many years and is number 2 contributor to the Overpass API project. He is currently working on porting OSM's data replication (the OSM diff updates generation) to current PostgreSQL versions to keep OSM's updates up and running.
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Marek Kleciak
Marek has been an active contributor to OpenStreetMap since 2010 and has almost 2000 active mapping days. He has mapped in 113 countries and is also actively involved in encouraging new mappers in countries where OSM community is growing. He also worked on creation and improvement of 3d mapping standards and tools in OSM. Marek is a true Legendary mapper and is loved by many in the OSM community for his passion and work to improve OSM.
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Ralph Aytoun
I'd like to nominate Ralph who is a legendary OSM contributor. Ralph has mapped in 93 countries, mapping extensively in his local area as well as contributing to Humanitarian tasks mainly through validation. Ralph also trains new validators at regular mapathons in the UK to grow the validation community, and travels all over the UK to support new mapathon leaders get set up. He also gives a lot of free time to support community building activities e.g. microgrants. Thanks Ralph!
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Russell Deffner
For leading the Humanitarian OSM Activation Working Group. Russ led the response to Hurricane Maria mapping in Puerto Rico, supported 5 other disaster activations, and coordinated 5000 mappers to join the efforts to support vulnerable communities through mapping in OSM. Russ gives a huge amount of his personal time to grow OSM to support communities vulnerable to or affected by disasters worldwide, and really deserves this recognition.
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theFive
For years, TheFive has been developing OSMBC. This special content management system enables the WeeklyOSM team to collect and write items and to publish their weekly issues in seven languages almost simultaneously. Recently, he has opened OSMBC to all OpenStreetMap contributors. Everyone can create a guest account to contribute new items and links.
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