Engineering Working Group

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One of the foundation Working Groups, the Engineering Working Group assists and guides the community-driven development of OSM-related source code and tools. It is recognised that there is a steep learning curve and wide set of knowledge required to develop OSM software. The primary aim of this working group is to reduce those barriers by facilitating learning and helping new developers to join and participate in the OpenStreetMap development community.

This includes:

  • Running events that help developers connect with people with ideas (e.g: designers, usability experts).
  • Creating and maintaining resources to lower the barrier to entry into the OSM development community.
  • Guiding the development process by suggesting priorities and setting goals.

This does not include:

Who we are

The EWG meetings are open to anyone who wants to attend, so there is no fixed membership. Based on those who attended the most meetings, the membership list would be:

  • Matt Amos
  • Kai Krueger
  • Tom Hughes
  • Paul Norman
  • Paweł Paprota
  • Tom MacWright
  • Richard Fairhurst

2013 Plan



There is no mailing address set up for this group yet. Contact Matt Amos or join in the next IRC meeting to chat with the team


Meetings take place most Mondays at 17:00 UTC on the OFTC IRC channel #osm-ewg (Help on using IRC)

IRC logs are listed at Working Group Minutes#Engineering Working Group (also includes details of when the next meeting will be)