Welcome to the new OpenStreetMap UK
Since its humble beginnings in the UK in 2004 the OpenStreetMap project has grown to become an global success. From the international OpenStreetMap Foundation, to local communities such as those here in the UK, OpenStreetMap is supported by numerous organisations and groups.
Despite this, there has never been a legal entity representing the needs of the OpenStreetMap community in the UK. Until now; welcome to OpenStreetMap United Kingdom C.I.C!
Set up as a community interest company the new OpenStreetMap UK will undertake activities which benefit the community. In particular we aim to:
- Increase the quality and quantity of data about the UK in OpenStreetMap.
- Improve and increase the size, skills, toolsets and cohesion of the OpenStreetMap community in the United Kingdom.
- Promote and facilitate the use of OpenStreetMap data by individuals and organisations in the United Kingdom.
- Promote and facilitate the release by organisations in the United Kingdom of data that is suitable for use in OpenStreetMap.
With the paperwork completed we can now get on with fulfilling our aims.
Our first general meeting was held in March 2017 (minutes).
We have an informal in-person meeting scheduled for Saturday, 4th March 2017. For more info, see here.
Become a member
To help shape the future of OpenStreetMap United Kingdom C.I.C we would love for you to join as a member. You can become a member of the Company in accordance with our Articles if you are a person. To do so please fill in the form below.
For companies, and those wishing to join as (non-voting) associate members, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Membership is free up to the first meeting. After that we will establish membership fees and you will have to option to continue as a member or not.
Not yet ready to join as a member? You can still join our newsletter to be kept up to date with the latest news and activity.