OpenStreetMap UK Annual Gathering 2019

It’s AGM time again and this time we will be in the London. The 2019 OSMUK Annual Gathering will be held on Saturday 29 June at Newspeak House in Bethnal Green.

People will be arriving from near and far, so we’ve arranged kick-off for after lunch. It is very close to Brick Lane so there are ample opportunities for beer, curry, and bagels but not necessarily all three at once. Keep an eye on the @osmuk Twitter account and #osmuk hashtag for informal gatherings. The Directors may be busy setting up the room which is on the ground floor on the other side of the cafe.

The official AGM will be at 1pm and shouldn’t last more than 30 minutes. We are arranging some speakers for talks and discussions immediately afterwards. Come along to meet fellow mappers from around the country.

Register to attend – it’s free!

From 3pm onwards we will be joined by the London Wikidata Meetup. The plan is to get people interested in Wikidata to meet people from the OSM community and talk about possible areas of collaboration.

There will no doubt be a trip to the pub and maybe curry afterwards.

To be guaranteed entry to the AGM (first 15 to 30 minutes) you must be a member. After that anyone can attend for the rest of the OSM UK gathering and for the OSMUK+Wikidata gathering starting at 3pm.

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OpenStreetMap is a free, editable map of the whole world that is being built by volunteers largely from scratch and released with an open-content license. The OpenStreetMap License allows free access to our map images and all of our underlying map data. The project aims to promote new and interesting uses of this data. OpenStreetMap powers map data on thousands of web sites, mobile apps, and hardware devices.

The map is built by a community of mappers that contribute and maintain data about roads, trails, cafés, railway stations, and much more, all over the world. OpenStreetMap emphasises local knowledge. If everyone maps their neighbourhood, then all we need to do is have one person in every neighbourhood joining the project! The community is diverse, passionate, and growing every day. Our contributors include enthusiast mappers, GIS professionals, engineers running the OSM servers, humanitarians mapping disaster-affected areas, and many more.

Similarly you'll see a diverse range of events, whether it's a gathering of outdoor enthusiasts getting together to map an area, a humanitarian remote-tracing mapathon, a user group for people working with map data, a technical hack-weekend, or many other event formats besides. The OpenStreetMap Foundation also holds a large annual international community conference called "State Of The Map". Many spin-off country or continent-sized regional conferences are organised at a more local level.

The most "central" all-encompasing list of events is maintained on the OpenStreetMap wiki: but we also have many on, some of which are *not* listed there. Perhaps we should try to list some here on OpenTechCalendar