OpenStreetMap US

Thank you to everyone who made State of the Map US 2023 a fun, engaging, and meaningful conference! From our generous sponsors, to the many knowledgeable speakers and helpful volunteers, you helped make SOTMUS in Richmond, Virginia a memorable experience. To recap this year’s event, here’s our State of the Map US 2023 by the numbers:

  • 315+ participants

  • Over 130 speakers including 

    • 82 first-time presenters

    • Over 25% of speakers identifying as women, nonbinary, or third gender 

  • 25 scholars from 10 countries

  • 16 sponsors

  • 1 highly addictive puzzle

We have updates to share including photos and session videos:

State of the Map US 2023

State of the Map US 2023 - Social Events

  • Presentation recordings are being uploaded to the OpenStreetMap US YouTube channel in batches over the next few weeks thanks to support and expertise from Project Geospatial. Subscribe to know when new sessions are uploaded.

  • Slide decks from SOTMUS presentations are also available here.

  • You can read reflections and experiences from fellow SOTMUS attendees in their own words. Feye Andal shared her first SOTMUS experience in this blog post. Navjyot Sandhu and Edoardo Neerhut from Mapillary recapped their time at SOTMUS here. Stephanie May from Stamen shared her SOTMUS experience, including an overview of their talks. Esri’s Deane Kensok summed up SOTMUS here.

Let us know more about your SOTMUS experience by completing our attendee survey.

And finally, an encouraging outcome from the conference is the creation of MapRVA,  a fledgling meetup where Mapping & OpenStreetMap enthusiasts from the Richmond area meet to share tagging advice, hatch mapping plans, and chat about mapping projects in general. You can join the #local-RVA channel on the OSM US Slack to follow their work.

Are you excited about SOTMUS 2024? Stay tuned for a big announcement this fall. One of the best ways to receive our updates is to become a member. Perks of OSM US membership include discounts on State of the Map US conference tickets! Another great way to stay connected is to subscribe to our newsletter.

More info

State of the Map US 2023

The 11th State of the Map US conference took place at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

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.