it’s been a great year here at OpenCage. Many thanks to all of our clients around the world for their trust and support in making our service possible.

As a gesture of appreciation of their belief in us we’re delighted to announce that we’ve made a donation of €1000 to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team as part of their end of year funding drive. For those who aren’t aware of the great work HOT does, they help coordinate volunteer mapping in crisis regions around the world.

Sitting at a keyboard all day it’s easy to focus on the techncial aspects of location and forget just what a critical core piece of infrastructure good geo data is. Many places of the world unfortunately still lack this key tool and/or need to have their data updated after a crisis. HOT and their team of thousands of volunteers help create the map to solve the crisis. I encourage all of you to learn more about their work and to get involved, and if possible donate to the funding drive.

On a personal level, it’s great that we’ve reached the stage where we can carry on the tradition of donating to HOT that we started at Lokku, the company OpenCage was spun out of. It’s a great milestone for your business. We look forward to growing, and growing the amount we can give back, next year.

thanks for your support, Ed (freyfogle)