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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Influential Writing Award

For the best tutorial, documentation, blog or a blog post. A text or series of texts that attracted many new people to OSM, provided an interesting outlook on the project, or inspired the community to do better things.

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kreuzschnabel
Kreuzschnabel wrote the presumably best OpenStreetMap introduction tutorial in German which is now used by other user when they comment changesets of newbies.
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Marc Gemis
Marc (also known as escada) has been the driving force of the Mapper of the Month and Mapper in the Spotlight for several years.
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Anonymaps
For pricking the pomposity of the geo industry in general and OpenStreetMap in particular, faithfully recording the screwups of Google Maps, and tirelessly reminding us all why we shouldn't use what3words.
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Serge Wroclawski
Serge has contributed to OSM in manifold ways over the years. However, it is in his writing that he has shown an uncanny ability to say important things about OSM in a way which is accessible to a very broad section of the tech community. He has quit mapping in 2015 but reached a large audience in the English speaking tech community this year with his blog article "OSM is in Serious Trouble"
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