Local Chapters and Communities Working Group

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One of the foundation Working Groups, the Local Chapters Working Group was responsible for setting up federated OSM-Foundation Local Chapters

Now that Local Chapters are up and running, the group has been restarted as the Local Chapters & Communities Working Group: a place to encourage the growth of local communities and set them on a path to maybe one day become a Local Chapter.

Who we are

The members of the working group are as follows:

Name Local community Notes
Ben Abelshausen OpenStreetMap Belgium* OSMBE Board member and OSMF Advisory Board member
Maggie Cawley OpenStreetMap US OSM US Interim Executive Director
Rob Nickerson OpenStreetMap United Kingdom* OSM UK Director and OSMF Advisory Board member
Stefano Sabatini OpenStreetMap Italia* (a.k.a. Wikimedia Italia) OSMF Advisory Board member
Joost Schouppe OpenStreetMap Belgium* OSMBE Board member and OSMF Board member
Clifford Snow OpenStreetMap US
Patrick Stählin Swiss OpenStreetMap Association* SOSM Board member and OSMF Advisory Board member
Eugene Alvin Villar Philippines local community WG chair
* Local Chapter

Former Members

  • Hrvoje Bogner
  • Emilie Laffray
  • Douglas Ssebaggala
  • Christian Quest
  • Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Jorge Gustavo Rocha*
  • Hugo Holscher
  • Gerhardus Geldenhuis
  • Mikel Maron*
  • Simon Poole*

People marked with a * are still following the local@osmfoundation address or ar active in the chatroom.

Get in touch

You can get in touch with the whole team at: local@osmfoundation.org

Discussions and announcements will be made via local-chapters@openstreetmap.org. You can subscribe to this OSMF Local-Chapters mailing list at http://lists.openstreetmap.org/listinfo

We have a single chat channel you can reach via:

As of August 2019 the bridging isn't working properly. There is a delay in Telegram>Matrix/IRC and there is no IRC/Matrix>Telegram going on. You can help us fix it!


We are currently restarting the LCWG after a long hiatus and had a meeting in September 2019. The minutes will be published soon.


See Working Group Minutes#Local Chapters Working Group

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