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We are calling on mappers, academics, policy makers, developers, geo-hackers, business leaders and open geodata supporters to propose a talk or a workshop at State of the Map US.

This Call for Participation is open to everyone - in or outside the community, no matter how seasoned or new you are in OpenStreetMap.

Submit a 200-word abstract of your proposed session.

The deadline for proposals is April 18, 2016

We are excited to be holding this year’s OpenStreetMap State of the Map US conference in Seattle, Washington from July 23rd to 25th. During three days - in its most spectacular month - this beautiful Pacific Northwest city will host some of the best and brightest members of the North American OpenStreetMap community, and will showcase the world’s largest online collaborative free geodata project. We would love you to be a part of it!

This year’s conference theme is Building Community. This theme touches on growing the number of mappers contributing to our data and developers creating with it, increasing our diversity, and strengthening our existing community’s expertise. Do you have a great workshop idea, or a story about working with OpenStreetMap in your local community? Have you been working on a project you’re ready to share with a wider audience? We want you to tell us about it!

Regular Session Talks

We are accepting proposals for 5-minute lightning talks OR 20-minute OR 45-minute talks on:

  • Subject tied to the theme
  • Subjects of general interest to the OpenStreetMap Community
  • Subjects on use of OpenStreetMap data

Regular Session Workshops

We are accepting proposals for Regular Session Workshops for 90-minute talks.

Post-Session Workshops and Code Sprints

We will also be accepting proposals for workshops and code sprints which will be held on Monday, July 25. Workshop proposals can be from 45-minutes to 4-hours in length. Code Sprints will be all day.

Registration is open

Get your ticket to the conference at the early bird rate of $90 until April 10th!

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Cheers, and keep mapping!

The State of the Map US Program Committee

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State of the Map US

The annual State of the Map US conference is the largest gathering of OpenStreetMap community members from across the country. Come meet the people who create, analyze, and use OpenStreetMap with several days of talks, workshops, and social events. It’s the best party in mapping.

State of the Map US 2016

The 6th State of the Map US conference took place on the shores of Puget Sound at Seattle University, Washington.