State of the Map 2019

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27 Mar. Call for venues opened.
6 May Deadline for call for venues.
30 Jul. Heidelberg selected as venue.
8 Dec. Event website launched.
3 Jan. Deadline for applications for the Academic Track Leading Team.
26 Feb. Opened scholarship applications.
28 Feb. Starting call for session proposals.
15 Mar. Starting call for session scientific abstracts.
30 Mar. Deadline for scholarship applications.
25 Apr. Deadline for sessions proposals.
19 May Deadline for scientific track proposals.
20 May Registration open.
20 Jun. Program announced.
21 Jul. Early bird discount ends.
18 Aug. Deadline for poster submissions.
18 Sep. Venue setup and installation.
19–20 Sep. HOT Summit
21–23 Sep. Main conference days with presentations, academic talks, workshops, discussions, poster exhibition and social events.

State Of The Map 2019 took place in Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany on 21–23 September 2019 at Heidelberg University (map).

Official website:

SOTM 2019 Group Photo.jpg


  • 569 persons have registered for the conference.

Please see State_of_the_Map_2019/Registrations for an analysis.


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

Posts by SotM 2019 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 2020 scholarships, for which they cannot apply). If what is shared is a post, its content, language and length is up to each scholar.

EN / in English

in general

in general - by SotM 2019 scholars

on particular sessions or topics

FR / in French

ES / in Spanish

PT / in Portuguese

Scholars and selection procedure

  • Scholars: Names of scholars, their countries and links to sessions, write-ups and videos.
  • Scholarships: Information on the selection procedure and some numbers on the applications and the granted scholarships.

Social Event Maps

During the conference social event, some maps were exhibited. These can be found now at Category:State of the Map 2019 social event maps and File:SotM 2019 maps book.pdf.


On Sunday, 22 September, a poster evening took place during which several acadaemic and non-academic posters were exhibited. A separate page lists all presented posters.

Venue: Heidelberg University

Heidelberg was selected as the winning bid to host the 2019 edition of the State of the Map international conference.

The Chemistry Lecture Halls of Heidelberg University are located here on the map.

Check out the winning hosting bid for more information about the venue building.

Information for tourists and travelers

Check out our website for information about travel and accomodation.

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