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Scheduled downtime Thu 23 June 2011

Thursday 7:30am (23rd June 2011 GMT/UTC+0) the API and map data
editing on www.openstreetmap.org will be unavailable. The maintenance
period is expected to last for 12 hours.

The following services will be unavailable during the maintenance period:
API, editing features of www.openstreetmap.org and
planet.openstreetmap.org including replication diffs.

The wiki, mailing lists and help.openstreetmap.org will be unaffected.

Purpose: Some of the core servers are being re-located to another data-centre.

Additional information will be posted on the wiki as the maintenance
window approaches:

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Servers/June_2011_Maintenance

http://blog.osmfoundation.org/2011/06/09/downtime-announcement-23-june-2011/

Downtime announcement: 23 June 2011

Thursday 23rd June 2011 7:30am (GMT/UTC+0) the API and map data editing on www.openstreetmap.org will be unavailable. The maintenance period is expected to last for 12 hours.

The following services will be unavailable during the maintenance period:
API, editing features of www.openstreetmap.org and planet.openstreetmap.org including replication diffs.

The wiki, mailing lists and help.openstreetmap.org will be unaffected.

Technical: Some of the core servers are being re-located to another data-centre.

Additional information will be posted on the wiki as the maintenance window approaches:
http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Servers/June_2011_Maintenance

Project of the Month: Education Month

The theme for Project of the Month during June 2011 is education.
We’ll map the places that we associate with educating ourselves and
others. Is the primary school that you attended included in
OpenStreetMap? Your high school? Add those places to the map. We’ll
look at post-secondary schools and other places associated with
education as the month progresses.

During the course of the month, we’ll be adding local primary and
secondary schools. You’ll find guidelines on how to map schools on the wiki.

The classroom photo is by Liz (perspicacious.org) and it is licensed CC-By

Image of the Week: London Summer Mapping Evenings 2011

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It is no accident that OpenStreetMap was founded in London, and that
the London OpenStreetMap community is so strong, so engaged and so
important to the everyday functioning and long term success of
OpenStreetMap. They meet often, they map often and they are
passionate about OpenStreetMap.

These are the faces behind many of the emails that you see on the OSM
lists, behind the code submissions that improve OSM and behind the
server racks adding another hard drive. Show us your local OSM group.
Add more faces to the OSM emails we read.

This is a Featured image, which means that it has been identified as
one of the best examples of OpenStreetMap mapping, or that it provides
a useful illustration of the OpenStreetMap project.

If you know another image of similar quality, you can nominate it on
Featured image proposals.

http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Featured_image_proposals

Project of the Week: Sports centres

May 2011 is sport and activity month. The Project of the Month is to
map sport pitches in your area. Other sport and activity related
objects will be Project of the Week for the remainder of May.

A sports centre caters to several or many individual sports by
providing the infrastructure for participants in those sports. A
racquet sports centre might include playing courts for tennis, squash
and racquetball among others. A general sports centre might include a
multi-purpose gymnasium, outdoor fields for soccer, rugby, football
and baseball and indoor and outdoor courts for volleyball.

This week, we add sports centres to the map.

Sports centre photo by Battle Creek CVB is licensed

Emilie Laffray resignation

Emilie Laffray has resigned from her position as board member and treasurer of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The board has accepted her resignation with regret and thanks Emilie for all of her work as member of the board.

The board appointed Oliver K├╝hn to the position of treasurer previously held by Emilie Laffray.

The OpenStreetMap Foundation board will continue with six members until the next board election.