State Of The Map 2011

The 5th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference Denver, Colorado, September 9th – 11th, 2011


Welcome to State of the Map 2011!

Some important facts:

Venue Address: 1200 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204
Friday Location: The Tivoli building – Student Union entrance
Weekend Location: NorthClassroom

Doors open at 8.00am!

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Schedule is available

In case you hadn’t noticed: The schedule is now available! We still have to fill in some of the details so be sure to keep an eye on this website.

Skip to the Schedules: Friday | Saturday | Sunday

Every year there is a competition to host the best ever State of the Map conference. This affair is no different! Be sure to register now!

The 5th Annual State of the Map will be hosted in the fun, adventurous and GIS centric city of Denver, Colorado. Consisting of three days, you have fantastic opportunities to discover how OSM is used in business, meet new international OSM friends and tune up on your mapping skills.

Friday starts off with a bang on Business day. Want to use the freely available OpenStreetMap map data in your business? Opportunities abound to hear how other enterprises utilize OSM. You’ll also gain insight on tools that are available to hit the ground running with OSM! Business day is simply a powerful day not to miss. Check out our Friday program.

Community, community, community! The weekend is all about the great clan that is OSM. Packed with talks, panels and social events, all day and into the night! New to OpenStreetMap? Come and meet us and learn what we are passionately working on, who the movers and shakers are and join in on the fun! Have a look at our program for Saturday and Sunday.

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2011 State of the Map Schedule

Here is the tentative schedule of how tracks will run in September. We will have a more confirmed list of specific talks, once we have reaffirmed with our speakers. Check back often!

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Professional Surveyor Magazine

We’re proud to announce a new media partner for State of the Map 2011: Professional Surveyor Magazine

They will cover our conference in their printed edition, on their website and also in their newsletters.

“Professional Surveyor Magazine is North America’s leading source of information on emerging technologies and business strategy for geospatial professionals, including land and hydrographic surveyors, photogrammetrists, and GIS professionals. Published with it are the annual supplements Aerial Mapping and Surveyor’s Red Pages, the e-newsletter Pangaea, and PSM en Español.

Our newest publication, the monthly PSM Field Notes e-newsletter, brings you up-to-the-moment news in a convenient email format.  Connect with editor-at-large T.J. Frazier to discuss the state of the profession, get updates from the latest industry events, and click to access the wide array of resources on our website.”

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One month left: Call for Papers

Time is closing in on this years State of the Map event! In about 4 months we hope to see all of you in Denver. And there is only 30 days left to submit your own maptastick part of SOTM11:

  • Talk – present your paper in a 20 minute slot with time for questions afterwards
  • Posters – display your paper during the conference.
  • Panel Discussion – discuss your paper with a panel of people and the audience.
  • Workshop – up to 2 hour sessions that give OSMers the chance to take part in an in depth tutorial
  • Lightning Talk – 5 minutes to say your piece. More info and sign up later.

Be sure to get your proposal in before it’s too late!

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Visit Denver!

The city of Denver has been so kind to set up a website specifically for our event. On it you can find tons of information about the city itself, travel, weather, fun stuff to do, restaurants and bars and other events.

How else would you have known that there’s going to be an Oktoberfest Denver in the week after SOTM11?

The website can be found at

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MapQuest Tungsten Carbide Sponsor

We are proud to announce MapQuest as a returning patron for State of the Map 2011. They first joined us last year in Girona. This year, they have stepped up to be our Tungsten Carbide Level sponsor!

“MapQuest is thrilled to sponsor the 2011 State of the Map conference in Denver. The power of open-source mapping unlocks the next wave of innovative LBS apps and we are excited to support OSM’s goals to accelerate growth of the worldwide mapping community.”

– Christian Dwyer, SVP & GM, AOL/MapQuest

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Call for Papers

What’s hot and sizzling about OpenStreetMap this year? Do you have something fantastic to share with the community? Have you been working on cool and funky OSM apps? Perhaps you have the solution how to make mapping as easy as … well … you name it. Or maybe you’ve done research on OSM and want to share your findings?

The call for papers for the fifth international State of the Map conference is now open until June 15th. The OpenStreetMap Foundation invite contributions from mappers, academics, geo-hackers and open geodata supporters around the world. If you are involved in OpenStreetMap mapping, coding or community organisation – or if you want the chance to present your ideas or opinions to the OpenStreetMap community, you should submit a paper to the State of the Map 2011!

More information on the Call for Papers

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SotM 2011: September 9-11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado

The State of the Map (SotM) organizing committee announces the dates for the 2011 International conference for OpenStreetMap (OSM). An anticipated number of over 250 attendees will meet September 9-11, 2011 in Denver, Colorado.

“September is a delightful time of year in Colorado! The typically mild weather allows for plenty of extracurricular activities to enjoy; from a Rockies baseball game or touring a local microbrewery to hiking or taking a late summer drive in the mountains, there’s so much to do.” says Ariann Nassel, volunteer with the SotM local organizing committee.

The dates were chosen to be before the FOSS4G conference held in Denver, September 12-16. It will allow people interested in both events to enjoy both SotM and FOSS4G within one trip.

A fun competition for the the 2011 SotM logo will be announced soon. The call for papers, sponsorship details, volunteer opportunities and more information will be available before the end of the year.

Follow SotM:

Twitter #sotm

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State Of The Map would not be possible without the generous support from our sponsors:

Tungsten Carbide






Google SOC 2011


World Bank










Faster Imaging


Visit Denver

University of Colorado Denver


Directions Magazine


Linux Pro Magazine

Smart Developer

Professional Surveyor Magazine

Colorado Tourism Office


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Curious who sponsored last years edition?
Visit the 2010 website.

FOSS4G 2011 we also be held in Denver, right after SOTM11. We encourage you to attend both events!

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