OpenStreetMap is a community mapping project that creates a constantly updated online map of the world, whose road data is freely available for anyone to use it as they wish.
This year the annual State of the Map US Conference will be in Washington, DC April 12 & 13, 2014. It will be a great opportunity to learn about how people are using OpenStreetMap, why open map data matters, and what else is happening in the larger mapping space. It will also be a great way to meet people working and active in the geo sector.
We're offering scholarships to students and other contributors to attend the conference, providing free admission and up to $500 to go toward travel and lodging. Details on how to apply for a scholarship can be found here. The deadline is coming up this Sunday, February 9 and the application is short and sweet.
If you have any questions about the conference or the scholarships, just reach out to Lindsay Young, firstname.lastname@example.org.