State of the Map U.S. 2023

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The State of the Map U.S. 2023 conference took place at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, on June 8–11, 2023.

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Tickets can be purchased here:

All ticket prices included breakfast and lunch during the conference, a t-shirt, and light fare at social events.

Note: OpenStreetMap US members received a discounted rate. Not a member? Join today!


The full program can be viewed here.

Thursday June 8
6PM Welcome Social @ Gallery5
Friday June 9
9AM Registration & Coffee
10AM Welcome & Keynote
11AM Talks/Panels
1PM Lunch
5:30PM End of Talks/Panels
7PM Social Event hosted by OpenStreetMap US
Saturday June 10
9AM Registration & Coffee
10AM Workshops
11AM Plenary Panel
12:30PM Lunch
1:30PM Talks/Panels/BoFs
5:30PM End of Talks/Panels/BoFs
Sunday June 11
8AM Networking Social
10AM Talks/Panels
12PM End of Conference


Volunteers that cover two 2-hour shifts received complimentary tickets. More info about the event at

Sharing Rides and Rooms

Please add your need / ask to State of the Map U.S. 2023/Sharing

Social Events

We encouraged attendees to get together outside of the conference!

Non-SOTMUS Social Events
bike ride(multi-surface. road&gravel) Thursday, June 8. Bike rentals available for $12 through the VCU Outdoor Adventure Program DM organizers or message on Slack #sotm-bike-ride User:geocruizer & User:Dschep
bike ride Sunday, June 11. Bike rentals available for $12 through the VCU Outdoor Adventure Program DM organizers or message on Slack #sotm-bike-ride clay_c
MTB ride Sunday, June 11. On the Buttermilk, Northbank, and/or Forest Hill Park trails. MTB rentals available at Riverside Cycling. DM organizers or message on Slack #sotm-bike-ride Adam Franco
Social Things Saturday after the event! Please add them here.

Social media

on twitter

Call for Proposals - Closed March 26

We call on all members of the OpenStreetMap community to share your ideas and session proposals for the 10th Anniversary State of the Map US. Whether you are brand new to OSM or have been a core contributor since the beginning, we wanted to hear from you, even if you had never proposed a topic for a conference before! Every year, about half of the sessions at State of the Map US are by first-timers. The typical attendee at State of the Map is passionate about maps and interested in your story!

We invited proposals about anything OpenStreetMap, including but not limited to:

  • OpenStreetMap basics and how to’s
  • Mapping all the things (rails! trees! shops! trails! boundaries! imports!)
  • Indigenous mapping
  • OSM at your school, in education
  • Demo that cool tool you built for OSM
  • OpenStreetMap and government
  • User experiences - how have you been using OSM data?
  • Community experiences, such as stories from you local OSM group
  • The state of the map in [YOUR STATE]
  • Corporate & institutional contributions to OpenStreetMap
  • OSM in the field

If your proposal didn't fit neatly in there, it was not a problem.

The program will include space for keynote speakers, panels, 15 min talks, 5 min lightning talks, 1+ hour workshops, birds of a feather sessions, and there will even be room for improvisational sessions, outdoor activities, and whatever idea you might have.

Links to slides

See also

External links