State of the Map Asia 2013/Call for Venues/Thailand

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Sarawut Ninsawat

Local Organizing team

Asian Institute of Technology

Proposed venue

  • Asian Institute of Technology, Pathumthani, Thailand [1]

Venue information

  • Free WiFi internet connection
  • One auditorium room and two meeting rooms (50 - 60 seats)
  • Maximum capacity 100 pax in one biggest auditorium room
  • Brake out session after workshop or code sprint activities can be held in computer lab room with Internet access.

Short impression how the SotM Asia would look like

The first road in Thailand was input since 2007 check this animation more and more data are updated. However, there is still lack of application that utilize these datasets for the practical application. The presentation in SoTM can encourage the local communities and participants as the use case experience. Also, SotM Asia 2014 aims to increase stronger cooperation and enable experiences exchange among OSM communities in Asia. So that, more awareness of OSM will increase for better quality and more quantity.

Program outline

  • Proposed timing: 4-5 Feb 2014
  • Tue - Wed event
  • One day for business/presentation/community meeting
  • One day for Disaster Risk Management Hackathon by Worldbank and mapathon or workshop or field activities in Historic City of Ayutthaya World heritage (30 mins by car). (Historical/Ancient mapping in Ayutthaya) Ayuthaya

Information about the city


There are four main accomodations that belong to research organization and unversity. Detail information from external link are in Thai.

  • Within 5-15 mins walk distance
  • Cost from 20 - 40 USD/night (double room)
  • Sirindhorn Science House (Share room for four persons are available)



  • Don Muang Airport (DMK)
    • Take 30 mins by Taxi and cost 5 - 10 USD (depend on traffic)
    • Low-cost airline is service in Don Muang Airport
    • International participants by Air Asia and Local participants by low-cost airline
    • Available route for Air Asia
      • Australia : Melbourne, Gold Coast, Perth, Sydney
      • Brunei : Brunei
      • Cambodia : Phnom Penh
      • China : Guangzhou, Chmogqing, Chengdu, Hangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Wuhan,Xi'an
      • Hong Kong : Hong Kong
      • India : Kolkata, Chennai
      • Indonesia : Jakarta, Bali, Medan, Surabya
      • Japan : Haneda, Kansai
      • Macau : Macau
      • Malaysia : Kuala Lumpur, Penang
      • Myanmar : Mandaly, Yangon
      • Nepal : Kathmandu
      • Philippines : Clark
      • Singapre : Singapore
      • South Korea : Seoul, Busan
      • Vietnam : Ho Chi Min, Hanoi
  • Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International (BKK)
    • Take 1.5 hrs by Taxi and cost 20 - 25USD
    • International participants (non Air Asia passengers)
    • Possibly to access via direct flight from major city in Asia/World
  • BKK city
    • Public transportation is available to connect to nearest BTS Sky train BTS_Skytrain on Wikipedia and MRT subway system MRT_(Bangkok) on Wikipedia Local participants and participants who stay in inner Bangkok will prefer BTS.
      • Air con public bus : Take 2.5 hrs by Public bus and cost 1USD from Victory Monument station (BTS)
      • Van bus : Take 60 mins by Van bus (kind of shuttle bus) from nearest BTS station (public sky train) and cost 1USD from Mo Chit (BTS) and Chatuchak Park station (MRT)
    • Taxi : Take 60 mins by Taxi and cost 10USD from Mo Chit (BTS) and Chatuchak Park station (MRT)


  • January and February is the winter season in Thailand but it may not so cold compare to the northern people like Korea and Japan. However it is a best season to visit Thailand since there is no rain and weather is not so hot. It is just "Cool off".
  • Average temperature 22-32 Celsius.
  • After conference, participants can enjoy famous beach and island in the south of Thailand such as Phuket, Samui island since there is no typhoon or rain in this period.

Cost estimate

  • Catering cost per person per day (incl. two tea break and lunch) is vary from 10USD - 25USD (in AIT canteen or Buffet service)
  • Gala dinner for 15USD - 30USD
  • We plan to make it very cheap registration (minimum is 40USD) however depend on sponsorship support.
  • Available discount such as Student discount/Buddy group discount and early bird registration

Potential Sponsor