State of the Map 2013

the OpenStreetMap event: 6-8 September 2013

Six months on from SotM 2013

Posted by  robjn  Mar 2, 2014

It's beeen 6 months since State of the Map 2013 in Birmingham and we want to hear how you are getting on with you pledges to OpenStreetMap. But first, lets have a quick look at the highlights from the last half year:

  • A significant redesign of the website went live in December, bringing with it a fresher, more modern look.
  • A new Humanitarian map style was added to the list of styles available on
  • Thanks to ongoing development, iD has just reached version 1.3.7. The many changes include improved performance and user interface, GPS layers, and "quick add" tag pre-sets for common proper names.
  • A much improved visualisation of the GPS traces uploaded to OpenStreetMap is now available to map editors.
  • Our Working Groups have worked tirelessly to add new tile servers, an additional database server, better privacy via the support of https, and the rehosting of taginfo on OpenStreetMap Foundation servers.
  • The number of registered users has increased to 1.53 million and we have seen the 20 millionth edit.

Thanks to the community blogs page, user diaries and other communications, we know that has been a lot of change beyond the core, but we'd love to hear how you've got on with the pledges made during State of the Map 2013.


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Drop us a message in the comments below to let us know how the pledges are going, and perhaps set some new pledges for the next 6 months.

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