9 Numbers to Celebrate OMF’s Second Birthday

July 20, 2021

Here at the Open Mobility Foundation, we think about data a lot. In honor of our birthday (we turn two years old this month!) we’re marking some key milestones – you guessed it – by the numbers. Join us for a trip down memory lane as we celebrate the contributions, collaboration, and collective great work happening across the OMF community.

In our second year, this community continued to grow, expanding to new corners of the world and deepening to include new players in the ecosystem.

  • 13: Welcomed more than a dozen new members from across the public and private sectors, who are working to lead the organization and tackle new challenges
  • 127: Brought more and more individual collaborators into the fold, participating on GitHub and following along with MDS developments
  • 2: Hired two new staff to support our community’s growth, improve operations, and increase engagement

We supported and learned from each other through a difficult time, working across sectors and roles to share best practices and build shared understanding.

  • 3: Launched member networks, which serve as a discussion forum around mobility data needs for car share, delivery robots, and passenger services
  • 6: Hosted a series of virtual events, unpacking key issues in mobility, supporting MDS implementation, and showcasing the accomplishments of our community
  • 24: Created dozens (and counting) of guides and resources to help make our work more accessible, including the OMF blog, Privacy Guide for Cities, and many more

We built digital tools, working together to help cities better manage the movement of people and goods.

  • 1: Launched a new working group tackling issues related to curb management
  • 46: Held regular working group meetings, coming together as a community almost every week to make improvements to MDS and create a brand new curb data standard
  • 2: Released both a new major and minor version of MDS – the data specification used by more than 130 cities and companies around the world – supporting new use cases and taking steps to enhance data privacy

Ultimately, these numbers represent a lot of hard work by our community – work collectively building tools that allow us all to make and measure progress against the most pressing goals of today, like sustainability, equity, and safety. Thank you for being part of it.

Cheers to the year to come!

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