From December 23, 2019, to December 11, 2021, chairperson of the OSM Foundation board of directors. Also on the advisory board of the Caspian Policy Center, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
Retired U.S. diplomat previously assigned to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, for 4-1/2 years. Equipment includes Samsung Galaxy (Android) with Mapillary, MAPS.ME, and 32Gb SD cards for mass collection of ground-level imagery; GoPro Hero 7 Black with 256Gb SD card; Garmin nüvi; and a Wintel desktop PC platform that includes Igor Brejc’s Maperitive program for generating both wall maps and street atlases. I also have a collection of Soviet-era military maps of Turkmenistan for researching municipalities, route numbers, and topographic features. SOTM 2019 voted me the Greatness in Mapping award for that year.
For those with a half hour to kill, my presentation on mapping in Ashgabat to SOTM 2016 in Brussels can be seen on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t5DxV7cXgQ&list=PLQNy8KsDknCr92fIXYcOKL42U35wRAV9Y&index=3
My banquet speech on mapping in Turkmenistan at NACIS 2019 can be seen, with slides, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpHLulm-Wq4
GeoMob’s first podcast interview of me on OSM Foundation issues is here: https://thegeomob.com/podcast/episode-29 A second interview, on the 2021 community survey, is here: https://thegeomob.com/podcast/episode-63
My address “Winds of Change” in OSM to SOTM 2020 is here: https://2020.stateofthemap.org/sessions/RRVNAM/
You can see my contributions to OSM here: https://hdyc.neis-one.org/?apm-wa The OSM heat map is here: http://yosmhm.neis-one.org/?apm-wa
You can see my contributions to the OSM wiki here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Apm-wa
and here: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/User:Apm-wa If you are interested in helping map Turkmenistan, please review this documentation for some helpful information, and also take a look at the over 800,000 ground-level images collected so far using Mapillary.
An interview with me by OSM Belgium is here: https://openstreetmap.be/en/motm/2018/08/10/allan-mustard.html
A U.S. State Department blog about my mapping in Turkmenistan is here: https://blogs.state.gov/stories/2017/10/26/en/mapping-ashgabat-turkmenistan-earthquake-and-time-games
A short video plugging OpenStreetMap on the U.S. Embassy Ashgabat Facebook page is here: