OpenStreetMap.org (OSM) creates and provides free geographic data, such as street maps, to anyone who wants them. because most maps considered "free" actually have legal or technical restrictions on their use, which hold back their use in creative, productive, or unexpected ways.
OpenStreet Map launched in the fall of 2004 in London. Since then the organization has grown to more than 200,000 volunteer members worldwide. Almost daily there are meetings and new projects initiated my OSM members. In January of 2010, OSM started a special project to provide critical mapping data to support the emergency efforts following the earthquake in Haiti, a project that continues today.
For more information, please visit the OSM Press Portal (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Portal:Press#Introduction).
April 17th, 2013 - OpenStreetMap Groups Rally for Apr. 20-21 “Edit-a-Thon”
March 27th, 2013 - All Change:State of the Map Conference returns to UK after 6 years
January 22nd, 2013 - OpenStreetMap Groups across United States Rally for Jan. 26 “Edit-a-Thon”