State Of The Map 2011

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


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.”

Written by Floris Looijesteijn in: Updates |

Early Bird Closing Soon

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the best price to State of the Map. And there is a limited time left to catch discounts of up to $200!

Photo by Robert@EOS cc by Flickr

Be sure to register now before June 15th, 2011!

See you in Denver.

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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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10 % off Hotel rates in Denver for SotM

It is a beautiful thing:, the world’s largest hotel price comparison website is offering support to participants of The 5th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference 2011. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

Start your search for Denver and visit the conference support page for instructions on how to claim the rebate.

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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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Book your travel!

Hello everyone,

Don’t miss out on discounts for travel to State of the Map 2011!
The organizing committee for State of the Map 2011  has arranged for airfare discounts with United Airlines and their partners. The discount is valid through nearly the event date, but we suggest you act soon. Fares are going up, and reserving early ensures that you will get the best prices.

For those of you attending FOSS4G, can enjoy the same discounts using the SOTM code!
Our event discount code is 588EJ.

–For travel within the United States, discounts will average 5% from the lowest fares. That’s an additional cut off a fare that already may be super sweet.

–For international travel, discounts will range from 7% to 10%, so you can save some significant coin if you are coming from abroad.
Attending State of the Map is the coolest, but we know no one wants to pay full fare. So, check out fares from your location today.
See you in Denver!

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Call for Papers: deadline extension

The call for papers deadline has been extended through June 15, 2011, giving more time for great papers to be presented to the selection committee. There has been a great response for topics from several countries and we want to make sure the opportunity to be apart of this years conference is open to those who are still formulating talks.

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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Travel Discounts!

No matter where you are coming from for State of the Map, we are delighted to announce travel discounts to Denver.

United Airlines is our proud partner airline for State of the Map 2011.

It’s easy to take advantage of discounts on average 5-11% and up to 20%. Depending on what fare you book and where you are coming from will determine the discount taken.

You can book through your preferred travel agent, by calling +1 800 521 4041, and starting February 20, you can book online at if you have a domestic departure city.

For international booking, you must call one of the following country specific sites:

Our event discount code is 588EJ.

Travel must be between August 25th, 2011 and October 7th, 2011. So come stay a while, and explore our wonderful land!

If you are a Mileage Plus member, you will earn miles for this trip and are also entitled to special discounts on car rentals with Hertz. Use Discount code CV02R30006.

For the fine print, please vistit our travel wiki page.

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Linux Pro Magazine media sponsor

The State of the Map committee is proud to announce yet another awesome media sponsors for 2011!

These relationships provide exposure to new audiences for both OpenStreetMap and the media companies.

Plesase join us in a warm welcome to LinuxPro Magazine and Smart Developer.

Stay Mobile! Keep Smart!
Don’t miss the first technical magazine for developers and decision makers in the mobile application development industry! Smart Developer covers development tools, reviews, and coding techniques for all major smartphone platforms, including Apple iOS, Android, MeeGo, webOS, bada, and BlackBerry.
Linux Pro Magazine keeps the emphasis on real-life, practical techniques and delivers in-depth technical articles on a range of topics, including reviews of new products, practical advice on tools and strategies for sys admins, programming tips, and discussions of advanced desktop techniques. Each issue includes a Linux DVD! Sign up for your $3 trial subscription now!

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2011 Logo Challenge: Winner Selected

First of all, we would like to thank everyone who submitted a design to this years logo challenge. There were many excellent logos presented and it was a difficult task to choose just one.

Designed by Kumiko Yamazaki (user name: kyamazaki), she has brought together the feel of the location for this years event with a fun button style.

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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


Consider supporting
State Of The Map?
Click here.

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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