State of the Map 2018

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28 Mar. Call for venues opened (see the proposals: Heidelberg or Milan).
1 May Call for venues closed.
19 Aug. Milan selected as venue.
Call for logo started (see the submitted proposals).
30 Nov. Call for logo closed.
9 Jan. Event website launched with new logo based on selected design.
11 Jan. Call for session proposals starting.
17 Jan. Opened scholarship applications.
14 Feb. Deadline for scholarship applications.
18 Feb. Deadline for sessions proposals.
25 Feb. Registration open! Tickets on sale at early bird discount.
4 Mar. Deadline for academic track proposals.
23 Apr. Poster competition started.
10 May Program announced.
17 May Early bird discount ends.
30 Jun. Deadline of poster competition.
27 Jul. Venue setup and installation.
28 Jul. Main conference opening day with presentations and discussions.
29 Jul. Main conference second day with presentations, discussions and the academic track.
30 Jul. Main conference third day with presentations and discussions. Closure of the conference, OSM Awards.

State Of The Map 2018 took place on 28-30 July 2018 at the Politecnico di Milano (map), in Milan (Milano), Italy.

Official website:

State of the Map 2018 Milano day 1 53.jpg

Thanks for coming!

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

What happened?

Most presentations and some lightning talks were recorded. Breakout sessions also took place outside of the pre-arranged program (not recorded).

Social channels

Blog write-ups

Please add links here, to your blog posts or notes that report on the conference.

Posts by SotM 2018 scholars: Please note that scholars are required to share something about their time at State of the Map, if they want to apply for future SotM international scholarships (with the exception of SotM 2019 scholarships, for which they cannot apply). If what is shared is a post, its content, language and length is up to each scholar.

in English

in general

in general - by SotM 2018 scholars

on particular sessions or topics

in French

in German

in Indonesian

in Italian

in Portuguese

in Russian

in Spanish

OSM awards

The 2018 award ceremony took place on 30th of July at the State of the Map 2018 conference. The winners were:


Please see: Scholars


We want to thank our conference sponsors for their support!

Gold: Microsoft/Bing, Facebook, Mapbox
Silver: Telenav,
Bronze: Garmin, Kaart, Mapillary,, OsmAnd

Would your company be interested in supporting the next State of the Map conference in this way? Write to for information.

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