State of the Map Europe 2024

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State of the Map Europe 2024 will take place in Łódź from 18.07.2024 to 21.07.2024

Due to the 20th anniversary of the project, which we will celebrate this year, the theme of the conference will be:

The history and future of OpenStreetMap

Official website

We just started: see:


You can buy tickets on the website:


The conference program is almost finalized:


The conference will be held in the Alchemium building, owned by the Technical University of Lodz

Alchemium, Wydział Chemiczny Politechniki Łódzkiej Stefana Żeromskiego 114, 90-543 Łódź

The building is located in north-western corner on Campus A and has campus number A34:

The conference registration desk will be on the ground floor (0) at the entrance to the building. The main auditorium and foyer is located on 2nd floor, and the side tracks rooms are located on 3rd and 4th floor just above foyer.


We will need your help more can be found on this page.

How to get there

Tips from locals
  • Trains
    • There are good connections between state cities (Łodź, Warsaw, Poznań...) You can check timetables here: [1]
    • Most people will probably want to get off at Łódź Kaliska or Łódź Fabryczna (loop) station. It is pretty hard to say which tram or bus line you should choose as the city is in constant rebuild and the timetables and routes are in a constant unpredictable change. You can try free "Jak dojadę" app and website: Bear in mind that you should buy the ticket before entering tram or bus from vending machines or kiosk and then validate the ticket using the machine in the bus or tram just after entering it... or – just try to use ubber/taxi – the price from stations to your hotel should be around 10-25 EUR.
  • Air travel
    • There is an airport in Łódź (Lublinek Airport, ICAO:EPLL. IATA:LCJ), but it can be cheaper to fly to Warsaw and take the train to Łódź (1,5 to 2 hours).
From the UK
  • Ryanair Stanstead→Łódź. < £90 return. No flight Thurs 18th July, 06:25 Weds, 10:20 Tues. Return Sunday 22:40→23:55
  • British Airways fly Heathrow→Warsaw £220 return
  • Lot fly Heathrow→Warsaw £300 return. Sun 21 Jul 18:10 WAW→19:50 LHR
  • Eurostar to Arnhem then Flixbus (sounds hellish)
  • Seat61 has some advice

Where to sleep

In cooperation with the Lodz Chamber of Tourism, we have prepared a list of places to stay, where by using the appropriate password („State of the Map”) you will receive a discount on accommodation.

Top class:

  • Vienna House by Wyndham Andel’s – 450 PLN single / 500 PLN double
  • HolidayInn – Special Price Reservation Link Please book via attached link or emailing, mentioning that you're attending the event "State of the Map 2024"
  • Hotel Tobaco – 309 PLN single / 399 PLN double – with breakfast
  • Puro – 20% from the price of the day
  • Novotel – 15% from the price of the day / -50% for parking services ( The title of the message must contain the slogan:

Medium range:

  • Ibis Centrum – 15% from the price of the day / -50% for parking services ( The title of the message must contain the slogan:
  • Iness Hotel – 10% from the price of the day / free parking
  • Hampton by Hilton – 10% from the price of the day

Hostels & B&Bs

Other places (no special discount but cheap and near anyway):

  • Boutique hostel – relatively cheap and very near venue – around 150 PLN per room.
  • Boutique Hotel Milionowa – also near venue – specializes in cheap single rooms – around 170-200 PLN.
  • Hotel Alicja – around 200 PLN for single room, 240 PLN for double – small and cozy, and near venue.