OSMF updates/2021-08/Local Chapters Overview

From OpenStreetMap Foundation

About Local Chapters

Local Chapters (LCs) are country-level or region-level not-for-profit legal entities representing the area's OSM mappers when dealing with local government, business, and media. They have been officially recognised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) and can use the OpenStreetMap marks.

Each formally established Local Chapter can have one representative on the Advisory Board that the OSMF Board of Directors can consult. Current LC representatives on the Advisory Board (together with Gold Corporate Member representatives) are listed here.

If you or your organisation are interested in the becoming a Local Chapter please see the FAQ, the documents needed for application and the template agreement. You can contact the Secretary at secretary@osmfoundation.org and there is also the Local Chapters mailing list, which is dedicated to the discussion of topics and issues of interest to the Local Chapters of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, as well as those groups interested in becoming a Local Chapter. Also see the section regarding the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group.

Local Chapter related OSMF news

More information about Local Chapters

Local Chapters section on the OSMF website.

Becoming a Local Chapter
If you or your organisation are interested in the topic please see the resources below.

If you are ready to submit the documents for your application, please send them to secretary@osmfoundation.org

Please note that the Local Chapters and Communities Working Group is tasked with finding and implementing ways for the Foundation to support the growth of local communities.

Next Local Chapters Congress - 6 November 2021

The 2021 Local Chapters Congress (link) is scheduled to take place online on November 6, 2021 starting at 12:00 UTC.