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The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual conference of OpenStreetMap. Organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation it has been held each year since 2007. There have also been any other regional and local conferences named "State of the Map".


The international State of the Map team have started to collate a planners guidebook to help with the organisation of OSM events. Take a look at /Planning.

The State of the Map conferences

2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • 2017 •


State Of The Map 2017 is in the planning. Host country choice will be announced soon

Previous SOTMs - International

State Of The Map 2016

2016 group photo

Took place in September 23 - 25, 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. The website for the event is at

State Of The Map 2015. The 2015 conference was sadly cancelled due to some organisational problems

State Of The Map 2014

2014 group photo

In 2014 the conference came to South America, to Buenos Aires in November

State Of The Map 2013

2013 group photo

Returning to the UK, in 2013 the conference took place in Birmingham in September (or Maptember as it became known)

State Of The Map 2012

2012 group photo

For the first time, the State of the Map was held in Asia. Tokyo, Japan was the host city and the conference was held from September 6 to 8. A major theme at the conference was disaster-related mapping due to the large earthquake that Japan suffered in March 2011.

State Of The Map 2011

2011 group photo

In 2011 the conference took place in Denver, USA in September (proceeding FOSS4G)

State Of The Map 2010

2010 group photo

In 2010 the conference took place Girona, Spain in July

State Of The Map 2009

2009 group photo

In 2009 the conference took place Amsterdam in July

State Of The Map 2008

2008 group photo

In 2008 the conference was held in Limerick, Ireland

State Of The Map 2007

2007 group photo

The first conference was in Manchester, UK on the 14-15 July 2007.

Regional/local conferences

State of the Map Europe (SotM-EU)

State of the Map Europe
The State of the Map Europe conferences ±


The second European conference was in Karlsruhe, DE on the 13-15 June 2014.

2011 EU group photo


Since 2011 was the first year that the international State of the Map conference was held outside Europe, the Europeans decided to hold a regional conference for those who are unable to attend the one in the United States. This was held in Vienna, AT on the 15-17 July 2011.

State of the Map France (SotM-FR)

The State Of The Map France conferences

2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017


SotmFR 2017 was on to 2017 in .


SotmFR 2016 was on 20 to 22 May 2016 in Clermont-Ferrand.


SotmFR 2015 was on 29, 30 and 31 May 2015 in Brest.


SotmFR 2014 was held from April 4th to 6th in Paris.


SotmFR 2013 was held from February 23rd to 24th in Lyon.


Template:SotmIt The Italian conference about OSM


The sixth conference was held in Matera, in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia


The fifth conference was held in Rovereto, in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia


The fourth conference was held in Torino, in cooperation with Associazione per l'Informazione Geografica Libera, Regione Piemonte, Università di Torino and CSI Piemonte


The third conference was held in Padova, in cooperation with Centro di Ricerca Interdipartimentale di Cartografia, Fotogrammetria, Telerilevamento e SIT (CIRGEO) at the University of Padova


The second conference was held in Genova, in cooperation with Laboratorio di Geodesia, Geomatica e GIS del Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Costruzioni, dell'Ambiente e del Territorio (DICAT) della Facoltà di Ingegneria dell'Università degli Studi di Genova


The first Italian conference was held in Trento, in cooperation with Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK)

State of the Map Scotland


After a break, the forth SotM Scotland will be held in Edinburgh from October 2 to 3. The third day, consisting of a map maker day and tutorials for those new to Openstreetmap, is yet to be confirmed.


The third SotM Scotland was held in Edinburgh from October 11 to 12. With a hack day on the 13th


The second SotM Scotland was held in Edinburgh from October 19 to 20.


The Scots held their first SotM local conference from August 26 to 27 in Glasgow.

State of the Map Baltics

The State of the Map Baltics conferences


The first SotM Baltics will be held in Tartu, Estonia on 3-4 of August, 2013.


The German speakers conference about OSM, taking place in Austria, Germany or Switzerland

FOSSGIS conferences ±


State of the Map U.S. (SotM-US)

The State of the Map US conferences


The sixth State of the Map U.S. took place July 23-25 in Seattle, Washington.


The fifth State of the Map U.S. took place June 6-8 at United Nations in New York City.


The fourth State of the Map U.S. took place on April 12-13 in Washington, DC


The third State of the Map U.S. took place from June 8 to 9 in San Francisco, California


The second State of the Map U.S. took place in Portland, Oregon from October 13 to 14, 2012.


There was no national conference in 2011 since the international State Of The Map that year took place in the United States.


The first State of the Map U.S. took place in Atlanta, Georgia from August 14 to 15.

State of the Map LatAm


State of the Map Latam 2016 will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil in November.


The first State of the Map LatAm 2015 took place September 4-6 in Santiago, Chile.

State of the Map Asia (SotM-A)

State of the Map Asia was born after the success of the international SotM conference 2012 in Tokyo. The conference is organised by local OpenStreetMap communities and focuses on themes and contents that are current to the region.

The State of the Map Asia conferences



The first official SotM Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia.


The second Asian conference will take place in Manila, Philippines 1st-2nd of October 2016. Organized by the OpenStreetMap Philippines community, in cooperation with Visions Asia of Japan.

State of the Map Japan


The third conference will place in Akabane, Tokyo, Aug 6.


The second conference was held in Hamamastu, Shizuoka, Oct 31.


The first State of the Map Japan took place in Tokyo, Dec 13.