State of the Map 2017

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SOTM 2017 logo.svg
7 Mar. Call for venues opened.
7 Dec. Fukushima selected.
16 Feb. Starting call for session proposals
22 Feb. Event website launched
Opened scholarship applications
22 Mar. Deadline for scholarship applications.
2 Apr. Deadline for sessions proposals.
11–23 Apr. Community survey
9 May Registration open
Soon! Early bid discount ends
6 Jul. Visa information to support your trip in Japan
17 Jul. Program announced
17 Aug. Venue setup and installation.
18–19 Aug. Main conference days with presentations and discussions.
20 Aug. Activity day with code, documentation sprints, mapping and workshops.

State Of The Map 2017 took place 18–20 August 2017 in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Tohoku Region, Japan.

SOTM 2017 outdoor group photo.jpg

Thanks for coming!

Thank you to our wonderful Japanese hosts and the rest of the SOTM organising committee.

Session video is already posted to Youtube in unedited form so far.

You can keep up with what's been happening in Japan with...

The conference website:

Session details and videos

The conference website includes the full program of sessions with links to details. This is also now includes videos of the sessions. Most presentations and lightning talks were recorded.

Breakout sessions also took place outside of the pre-arranged program.

A big thank you to everyone who participated in our call for session proposals (closed 2nd April), and provided feedback in the community survey (closed 23rd April). This helped us create this amazing program for 2017.


About 240 people attended. The attendee list wasn't published but if you'd like to list yourself on the wiki attendees page, feel free.

Blog write ups

Venue: Aizu-Wakamatsu City Culture Center

The Aizu-Wakamatsu City Culture Center is located here on the map (Address 14-52, Jotomachi)

Checkout the winning hosting bid for more information about Aizu-Wakamatsu, and the venue building.

Information for travellers

Welcome to Aizu-Wakamatsu!

Travelling to Japan from abroad? Check out our travel advice. (We'll keep this and the following info on this page for a little longer)


  • Fuji Grand Hotel was available at a discounted rate to conference attendees.
    Here are some other possible accommodations (at their standard rates) near the venue:
  • Hotel Takakoh
    • 3-35 Higashisakaemachi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 〒965-0872
    • Phone:+81-242-27-7117
    • Map
    • Website
  • Hotel New Palace
    • 2-78 Nakamachi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 〒965-0878
    • Phone:+81-242-28-2804
    • Map
    • Website
  • Century Hotel
    • 8-30 Uwamachi, Aizu-Wakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, 〒965-0034
    • Phone:+81-242-24-1900
    • Map
    • Website

Tourism information and promotion (external links)

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