Normally, I blog here more about technical topics, but today I would like to take the opportunity to honor three small parts of the OSM community, who I happened to have the chance to get to know over the years that I've been active in mapping. All of these groups deserve a shout-out for their great work they do on OpenStreetMap month after month.
- The OSM community in Graz (Austria) managed to map their city in great detail and keeps it complete and up to date. It was a pleasure to be a part of the monthly meetups back when I studied there. I remember many fruitful discussions over good food an a nice beer or two. Keep up the good work, guys!
- Geofabrik is a company from Karlsruhe (Germany) which provides OSM related services since many years, some of which are available for free to the OSM community. Thank you for maintaining your OSM data extract download service, and for hosting your iconic hack weekends. You're awesome!
- The disastermappers heidelberg are a group of students of Heidelberg University who regularly organize mapathons and workshops, and try to raise awareness of the benefits OpenStreetMap data towards a wide audience. Don't stop educating the mappers of tomorrow!
Do you also know groups or individuals that do great work in OSM? Let them know! :)