State of the Map 2019/Call for venues/Tunisia
State of the Map 2019 - Tunis
Welcome to the bid proposal page to host State of the Map 2019, in Tunis, Tunisia,City of Sciences. The Tunisia Team is collecting their information here.
SotM 2019 - Tunis vision
“Very generous and welcoming people” says anyone who has been in Tunisia.
A country that has recently awakened, that has inspired many other countries and that gave young people the opportunity to shape a new identity for their country.
After the revolution of January 2011, Tunisia has opened a new chapter in its history.
The post-revolution Tunisia has a different taste, people are free to act and to express.
Everyone is trying in his own way to build this country that is rich in natural beauty and in its history.
Since words need to be put into actions, we submitted our candidature for organizing Wikimania 2015 in Tunisia (Tunis).
Tunis is known as a wonderful venue for international conferences of cartographers.
Who is the SotM Tunis Team?
The Tunis bid team is composed of OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from Tunis, Nearbyville, and other surrounding areas. Our team has experience in the surveying, rendering and database replication aspects of OpenStreetMap. You can contact us at email@example.com.
Our team members are
- Mounir Touzri
- Hamed Gamoun
We propose the second weekend of Month-uary, 2019, as the recommended date for State of the Map. Our bid includes a quotation for the recommended venue on that weekend. We can consider alternate dates.
Beautiful Tunis offers a selection of suitable venues from central to scenic. Our bid includes a firm quotation for our recommended suburban venue, on the recommended dates. We also enclose a budgetary quotation for Alternate Venue.
Catering services are available from a number of local companies and we have provided two cost estimates/quotes.
International travel requirements and advice.
Passport and visa details
Citizens of other countries require a valid passport and a visa to enter the Tunisian territory. Visitors to Tunisia must obtain a visa from one of the Tunisian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa-exempted countries or are eligible for a visa delivered upon arrival.
Attendees from all other country than Tunisia also need their passport to return to their home nation.
Citizens of the following 72 countries and territories can visit Tunisia for up to 90 days (unless otherwise stated) without a visa:
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Côte d'Ivoire
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- San Marino
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Vatican City
Visa upon arrival
Citizens of the following two countries may obtain a visa valid for up to 1 month upon arrival:
Citizens of the following 16 countries may enter Tunisia without a visa, provided travelling on a tour organized by a travel agency and holding a hotel voucher:
Monastir Habib Bourguiba International Airport is among the first 20 busiest airports in Africa. The airport activity is mainly due to the movement of tourists coming to visit Monastir, Sousse and the surrounding resorts (Monastir-Skanes and Port El Kantaoui in particular). Almost all charter flights are concentrated during the tourist season. The airport is located at Skanes, 9 km from the city center. The trip by taxi costs about 5 TD (3.5 $). Getting to the airport is also possible through train between Monastir and Sousse, since the train station "Airport" is only 200 meters from airport terminal. Visit airport website for further info: http://www.habibbourguibaairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx
The “prime class” CIP Service offered by TAV Operation Services transforms travelling into a pleasant experience at 43 airports worldwide from Paris to Tokyo thanks to collaborations materialized internationally. Visit airport website for further info: http://www.enfidhahammametairport.com/en-EN/Pages/Main.aspx
Tunis–Carthage International Airport is the main airport of the country, used by more than a million passengers a year. It presents many facilities such as exchange offices that operate 24 hours a day, mobile hire services and a post office. The airport contains also several restaurants which serve various Tunisian delicacies.
Rail travel details.
Surface public transit and private car details.
Tunis is the World leader in unicycle-specific pathways and municipal unicycle rental.
More information for attendees and their travelling companions.