Remembrance Day

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Lest We Forget - In Flanders Fields - Memorial at John McCrae House, Guelph Ontario

Remembrance Day brings memories for me of a moment of silence in school and of recitations of In Flanders Fields. After having heard the poem recited hundreds of times I still find it moving. I was surprised to learn that the author of In Flanders Fields was a local. Dr. Lt. Col. John McCrae was born in Guelph, Ontario.

STV election explainer

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The OpenStreetMap Foundation election to board is coming up shortly. Details will be posted soonish. In the interim, some of you might be wondering what all this STV-stuff is, if you haven't seen it in your local elections.

Kate, wonderchook, offered this link as a handy demonstration of the very basics.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac9070OIMUg

The same video publisher made related videos that address some of the details.

OpenStreetMap Foundation Commitments

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You want to contribute to OpenStreetMap even more than you do now. What can you do to help? You are considering running for a seat on the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. Or perhaps you are considering volunteering on one of the OpenStreetMap Foundation Working Groups.

But you're concerned that you might be signing up for more than you realize. What's really involved? How large is the commitment? What are the commitments?

OpenStreetMap Foundation Board Elections 2014

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The OpenStreetMap annual conference, State of the Map is coming up soon. Which means that the OpenStreetMap Foundation Election to the Board of Directors is also coming up soon! Here is what you need to know. Two of the seven board seats are up for election this year.

You should go to State of the Map

Meeting with other OpenStreetMap contributors, in person, is an important thing to do. You should do this if you care about OpenStreetMap. Attend events. Especially events where you can meet mappers from all around the World.

The OpenStreetMap Foundation Board

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We just had the Thanksgiving Day weekend here in Canada. This seems an ideal time for me to thank some people in the OpenStreetMap community. Today, I offer my thanks to the OpenStreetMap Foundation Board of Directors. You'll find the list of seven board memebrs and their biographies on the Foundation web site. If you are interested in OpenStreetMap and you aren't familiar with the folks on the board, take a few minutes to learn more about them.

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