Open Data Maps for Amazon Location Service are now live!

| 03.10.23

We are thrilled to share that Amazon Location Service has launched four new map styles as part of their Open Data Maps collection. Collaborating with them to build these map styles has been a pairing of some of our favorite things: working with OpenStreetMap data and delivering custom map styles. Amazon Location Service provides a...

Announcing the Inaugural OSM Oscars!

| 02.21.23

At Stamen, we love OpenStreetmap. I mean we REALLY love it. We’ve used it in several of our mapping projects. We want to share our enthusiasm for OSM and continue to foster a culture of map knowledge-sharing and collaboration. And with that… We are pleased to announce the first ever OpenStreetMap Oscar awards! While awards...

Videos of Stamen’s NACIS 2022 presentations are now live!

| 11.21.22

We had a great time last month at the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society, talking with old and new friends about a shared love of maps. We also had a record number of team members giving presentations, both about our Stamen work and about some passion projects. We wrote a previous...

Meet Stamen at the NACIS Conference!

| 10.14.22

By Eric Rodenbeck and the Stamen Design team One of our favorite conferences of the year is the annual meeting of the North American Cartographic Information Society (NACIS, for short). It’s an eclectic community of academics, professional cartographers, artists, activists, and many other stripes of fascinating creative people who share a love of maps. And...

Announcing PLN8 – A new podcast by Stamen

| 12.02.21

Announcing our new podcast about data, design, and the people that bring them to life.

Stamen’s 12 Sunsets with the Getty Museum wins Webby Award!

| 05.18.21

Stamen’s project 12 Sunsets: Exploring Ed Ruscha’s Archive, which we built in collaboration with The Getty Museum, is the 2021 Webby Award winner in the category of Architecture, Art & Design! The Webby Awards have honored the best websites on the internet every year since the inaugural awards in 1996. This year’s awards ceremony was...

Stamen’s Watercolor map tiles are now in the Smithsonian’s permanent collection!

| 05.18.21

Stamen’s Watercolor map Today the Cooper Hewitt (the Smithsonian Design Museum) officially added Stamen’s OpenStreetMap-based Watercolor map to its collection, the first live website to ever become part of the Smithsonian. Learn more from the Cooper Hewitt press release and the announcement event recorded on YouTube: We are especially grateful to the hundreds of thousands...

Save the date! Stamen & Smithsonian in dialogue about museums & maps

| 05.03.21

Join us on May 18 for a Zoom conversation between @cooperhewitt curator @andrealipps7 + Stamen founder @ericrodenbeck! To RSVP visit the website or go to See you there!

Stamen Design on the Geomob Podcast

| 04.28.21

Recently Eric Rodenbeck and Alan McConchie had a fascinating conversation with Steven Feldman for the Geomob Podcast. Geomob is a great resource for the geospatial community, organizing a series of in-person meetups in Europe (and now hosting virtual presentations which are all recorded online and available on YouTube). In our audio interview with Steven we...

Our next Data Visualization Foundations class will be this November!

| 10.04.19

Visualizing population by country using circles on a map! Enrollment is now open for Stamen’s next Data Visualization Foundations class, scheduled for November of this year at Stamen Design. This hands-on class, which we developed with dataviz expert Curran Kelleher (author of the online platform for teaching & learning data visualization will teach you...