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This page contains info about organising the State of the Map Scotland 2015

Booking State of the Map Scotland 2015 & Map.Makars workshop - Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th Oct

You can select which days/events you wish to attend by completing a registration form here:

  • Booking details TBC

The conference event days ~80 spaces (Friday's map library tour ~20)

The Map.Makars event ~30 spaces

First come, first served!


Live Streaming

We will be live streaming the conference.


3D printed map of the Gorbals, Glasgow

Let's get physical! Sunday 4th Oct will be focused on the preparation and creation of physical maps based on OpenStreetMap data in a variety of materials such as paper maps, textiles, 3D printing, wood, origami, cross-stitch...This is a follow-on event from the main conference which must be booked separately. Numbers will be more restricted than the main event so book up early to avoid missing out! If you are new to OpenStreetMap but can't wait to make maps - we recommend you attend the workshop on Saturday afternoon at State of the Map Scotland. This will show how to access OpenStreetMap data and get it into the format you require. You can then hit the ground running on Sunday. If you can't make it, we will also run a brief workshop on Sunday morning at Evolution House - but you'll have less time to make stuff!

  • Workshop for preparing data in QGIS
  • Opportunity to print large maps and use of various materials
  • Possibly some contribution towards material cost will be required
  • Request to do raster tile creation with a digital embroidery machine (Still investigating) --Hawkeyes (talk) 19:53, 2 March 2015 (UTC))

'Traditionally', the State of the Map conference has been followed by a more conventional coding hackday. You are of course invited to work on OpenStreetMap related coding projects but the focus is on the digital/physical interface i.e. making stuff.

This event will be held in Evolution House, Edinburgh College of Art

Area 1: G07/G07a: Main Presentation area


The G07/G07a area will be set to hold 40 people with projector facilities.

At lunchtime, the atrium space will be used to serve food. The far side will be for posters/gallery displays.

We have an Urn for hot water and will provide basic tea, coffee, cups etc. We have no budget so please bring your favourite teas and biscuits for everyone. The beverages will be tucked away in the a corner.

Code of conduct

Added to main page


Coffees and teas throughout the day will be supplied by volunteers. Need volunteers.

Wall displays

We will be decorating the main area with visualisations. Need to check what we can provide / wall space.

Internet Access

Internet Access will be available for the duration of the conference. Need edinburgh uni provide logins - check with venues.+ Church centre


ptional post-conference drinks in the Peartree Pub and then those wishing to eat will wander around (perhaps doing some mapping on the way) until a suitable venue is found. Maybe think about something official on different nights?


Please add your name here if you would be willing to help out on either of the two days - we'll be in touch:

  • Hawkeyes (talk) 21:32, 18 February 2015 (UTC) both days and map makar day
  • Andy Mabbett - I comepered the main stage at SotM 2013 in Birmingham, and would be happy to do the same again. Thanks Andy! - That would be great. Be in touch --Hawkeyes (talk) 21:11, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Jo Walsh - happy to help out with whatever gruntwork, all three days


Add your wiki user name against a task if you can help and contact --Hawkeyes (talk) 21:32, 18 February 2015 (UTC) if you can help with these tasks:

  • Design logo - done.
  • Design/Print flyers/posters - Duncan Bain is drawing up some sketches
  • Distribute flyers/posters - around University of Edinburgh and to other interested institutions. Funds for printing available.
  • Reception - People will be coming in at different times they will need to be shown the board with all the post-it notes for talks or connections
  • Gallery - making sure that the slide shows are running smoothly and that paper maps are put up
  • Tech support - help setup presentations, microphones, video stream. Chris is helping with vidwo streaming.
  • Coffees and teas throughout the day will be supplied by volunteers
  • Confirm Sunday's 'map.makar' workshop location - Done! thank you ECA! --Hawkeyes (talk) 21:32, 18 February 2015 (UTC)
  • Contact potential speakers and keynotes -- Completed --Hawkeyes (talk) 19:20, 5 January 2015 (UTC) - Done!
  • Secure sponsorship -- list has been put together...some progress made ---Hawkeyes (talk) 19:17, 5 January 2015 (UTC) Skyscannner, ebusinessinformation, eegeo.
  • Code of Conduct - added - using wording from SOTM US.
  • Social events?
  • Wall space, projectors for posters/demo/images at lunchtime - check with venue


Scottish Logo

Associated Groups hope that we will be able to build stronger ties to larger groups such as Universities, Libraries or NGO or government agencies. Those who wish to say they are going to attend please add your name.

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