Mapper of the month has been one of our longest running projects. We noticed there is a lot of attention for those who have OSM as their job or are software developers using OSM but not as much for the mappers at the core of the OSM community. From the start the main the Goal of the project is to put the splotlight on those mappers.
Every month we interview a new mapper by choosing someone who comes either recommended or someone we contacted by just looking at the map and sending messages via the OSM.org messaging system. We try showcasing in the process what our mappers are and our community is doing.
We believe this is one of the most important projects we do because it’s about our community and without that, there is no OpenStreetMap.
For an overview of the interviews, see the Mapper of the month wiki.