State Of The Map
The State of the Map (SotM) conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap. Organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation it has been held each year since 2007 (except 2015). There are also many other regional and local conferences named "State of the Map" (such as SotM-Asia, SotM-Africa, SotM-US and others). Please note that these regional SotMs are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and have separate budgets from the OpenStreetMap Foundation.
- 1 Planning
- 2 Regional/local conferences
- 2.1 State of the Map Europe (SotM-EU)
- 2.2 State of the Map U.S. (SotM-US)
- 2.3 State of the Map LatAm
- 2.4 State of the Map Asia (SotM-A)
- 2.5 State of the Map Africa
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.
Previous international SOTM conferences
|Year and wiki page||Logo||Dates||Location||Website||Group photo|
|2017||August 18 to 20||Aizuwakamatsu, Japan||http://2017.stateofthemap.org/|
|2016||September 23 to 25||Brussels, Belgium||http://2016.stateofthemap.org/|
|2015||The 2015 conference was sadly cancelled due to some organisational problems.|
|2014||November 7 to 9|| Buenos Aires, Argentina
(first time in Latin America)
|harrywood dev (pending deploy)|
|2013|| September 6 to 8
|Birmingham, United Kingdom||http://2013.stateofthemap.org/|
|2012||September 6 to 8|| Tokyo, Japan
(first time in Asia)
|2011|| September 9 to 11
| Denver, United States
(first time in North America and outside Europe)
|2010||July 9 to 11||Girona, Spain||http://2010.stateofthemap.org/|
|2009||July 10 to 12||Amsterdam, Netherlands||http://2009.stateofthemap.org/|
|2008||July 12 to 13||Limerick, Ireland||http://2008.stateofthemap.org/|
|2007||July 14 to 15||Manchester, United Kingdom||https://2007.stateofthemap.org/|
These regional/local conferences are not organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. They are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and have separate budgets from the Foundation.
State of the Map Europe (SotM-EU)
- The third European conference will take place in Poznań, PL on the 13-14 April 2018.
- Karlsruhe, DE on the 13-15 June 2014.
- 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 Baltics
State of the Map France (SotM-FR)
- The sixth conference will take place from 1 to 3 June 2018 in Bordeaux.
- The fifth conference was held on 2 to 4 June 2017 in Avignon.
- The fourth conference was held on 20 to 22 May 2016 in Clermont-Ferrand.
- The third conference was held on 29 to 31 May 2015 in Brest.
- The second conference was held on 4 to 6 April 2014 in Paris.
- The first conference was held on 23 and 24 February 2013 in Lyon.
The Italian conference about OSM.
- 2018 - FOSS4G-IT
- The ninth conference will be held in Roma 19-22 february, in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia and FOSS4G-IT.
- 2017 - FOSS4G-IT
- The eighth conference was held in Genova, in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia and FOSS4G-IT.
- The seventh conference was held in Milano, in cooperation with Wikimedia Italia.
- The seventh conference was initially scheduled in Sienna, but the event was cancelled.
- 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 GFOSS.it, 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 in 2014, the forth SotM Scotland was 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.
FOSSGIS (German-speaking countries)
The German speakers conference about OSM, taking place in Austria, Germany or Switzerland.
State of the Map U.S. (SotM-US)
- The seventh State of the Map U.S. took place on October 20-22 in Boulder, Colorado.
- The sixth State of the Map U.S. took place on July 23-25 in Seattle, Washington.
- The fifth State of the Map U.S. took place on 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 on June 8-9 in San Francisco, California.
- The second State of the Map U.S. took place on October 13-14 in Portland, Oregon.
- 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 on August 14-15 in Atlanta, Georgia.
State of the Map LatAm
- State Of The Map Latam 2017 will be held from November 29th to December 2th in Lima, Peru.
- State Of The Map Latam 2016 was held from November 25th to 27th in São Paulo, Brazil.
- The first State Of The Map Latam 2015 was held from September 4th to 6th 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 third Asian conference will take place in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 23-24 September 2017.
- The second Asian conference happened in the heart of Manila, Philippines on 1-2 October 2016. Organized by the OpenStreetMap Philippines community, in cooperation with Visions Asia of Japan.
- The first official SotM Asia in Jakarta, Indonesia.
State of the Map Japan
- The third conference took place in Akabane, Tokyo, Aug 6. https://stateofthemap.jp/2016/
- The second conference was held in Hamamastu, Shizuoka, Oct 31. https://stateofthemap.jp/2015/
- The first State of the Map Japan took place in Tokyo, Dec 13. https://stateofthemap.jp/2014/
State of the Map Africa
- The second State of the Map Africa took place in Kampala, Uganda, last 8-10 July 2017. http://sotmafrica.org/
- The first State of the Map Africa took place in Lomé, Togo, 21 November 2015.
State of the Map Cameroon
- The first State of the Map Cameroon took place last on 1–3 December in Yaoundé, Centre, Cameroon. http://geomatique237.xyz/