State of the Map U.S.

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State of the Map U.S. (abbreviated SotMUS) is a regional edition of the State of the Map conference hosted by the OpenStreetMap U.S. (OSMUS) local chapter's volunteer organizing committee. Every year, it brings together mappers, software developers, end users, and others from throughout the United States and beyond for two to three days of sessions and social events. The volunteer community, academia, and the public and private sectors are all represented. It is an opportunity to not only delve into the finer details of OpenStreetMap but also celebrate the impact of open map data on the real world.


The first SotMUS was held in Atlanta in 2010. The next year, the international community gathered in Denver for State of the Map 2011. The following year, SotMUS returned annually in a different city each year. In 2015, SotMUS doubled as the international conference at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. In 2020 and 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of SotMUS; OSMUS instead held the online conferences Connect 2020 and Mapping USA, respectively. SotMUS returned in 2022 to celebrate the conference's tenth anniversary.

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