A global coalition of partners are hosting mapping events at colleges, community centers and other institutions to map places around the globe.

On the local level, grassroots organizers around the world are holding over 11 events at local schools and community centers during #osmgeoweek. If you are organizing an event, or even just thinking about it, get in touch at mapgive@state.gov.

For more details about Geography Awareness Week, its history, and more information about this year’s theme, “Explore! The Power of Parks” take a look at National Geographic’s Geography Awareness Week homepage. Follow #osmgeoweek for updates during the week, and share your experiences using the #osmgeoweek hashtag.


Find an event near you. Or, let us know if you are planning an event, submit the details or get in touch!

MapOff - George Mason University

| 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Map Uganda

| 9:00am - 12:00pm

OSM Geo Week at Uganda Christian

| 9:00am - 1:00pm


Looking for a project to map? Browse a wide variety of projects set-up by OSMGeoWeek supporters.

Mt. Cotopaxi

Disaster Preparedness Mapping

Missing Maps - Measles & Rubella

Mapping in support of eliminating Measles & Rubella


We have guides that can help you to get started mapping and plan your own event!

Getting Started with the OpenStreetMap Geography Awareness Week!

Are you new to OpenStreetMap?

Making the most of OpenStreetMap with the iD editor

Tips for getting started with the iD editor

Advanced OpenStreetMap with the JOSM editor

More advanced users may want to migrate to the JOSM editor at some point for improved editing efficiency or specialized needs.


Interested in participating? Email mapgive@state.gov to learn more. Visit this site's Github repository