State of the Map 2020

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15 Apr. Call for venues opened.
31 Aug. Extended deadline for call for venues.
22 Sep. Cape Town selected.
30 Oct. Logo presented.
12 Nov. Event website launched.
7 Dec. Starting call for session proposals
18 Jan. Opened scholarship applications
15 Feb. Deadline for scholarship applications.
23 Feb. Deadline for sessions proposals.
2 Apr. Registration open
? Early bird discount ends
23 Apr. Program announced
? Venue setup and installation.
3–5 Jul. Main conference days with presentations and discussions.

State Of The Map 2020 is set to take place in Cape Town, South Africa. It will be held on 3-5 July 2020.

Official website:

Event organisation is in progress

It's early days for the organisation of this conference. The key dates/deadlines we can expect are shown on the right. Follow the news here:

Get involved

The conference will be organised by local team in Cape Town and other volunteers wordwide. Want to know more and get involved? Find out more and contact the SotM Organizing Committee



We will be seeking sponsors of the conference, and it's never too early to get in touch about that. Would your company would be interested in supporting OpenStreetMap in this way? Write to for information.

Venue: University of Cape Town

Congratulations to Cape Town on winning the hosting bid. This was announced in the closing session at SOTM2019

The University of Cape Town is located here on the map

Checkout the winning hosting bid for more information about Cape Town, and the venue building.

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