How we operate

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. We have a number of aims, but to achieve these we will need your help. We are brimming with ideas and to make these a reality we are going to need both time and money. Want to volunteers your time? Great. Head over to our Loomio group and introduce yourself to the community. Able to contribute money or resources? We’d love to speak with you. Contact us on for support.