It was the first country to be completed in OpenStreetMap, its the home of TomTom, TeleAtlas, AND, a thriving OSM community and now its hosting the State of the Map.Â This July, Amsterdam will host the greatest gathering of OSMers the world has ever seen.Â The State of the Map 2009 will build upon the success of the last two events by adding a third day to the event.
Friday 10th July will be themed “OSM In Business” and will feature demos and presentations from some of the increasing number of commercial and governmental organisations who are using OSM.Â This will be a must-see event for any business or governmental organisation who are using OSM or are considering using it in the future.
Saturday 11th – Sunday 12th July will feature the winning formula of the last two years, with presentations, lightning talks and workshops from the OSM community.
We’ll be launching the SOTM website and the program of the Friday “Business Day” in early January.Â But don’t wait until then to book your flights.Â The dates are 100% confirmed, so book cheap flights now to avoid disappointment!
The call for papers will be announced in early 2009, with a range of themes and tracks, including “Hacking on OSM”, “OSM 2010″, “A freely mapped world” and “OSM in Business”.
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See you all in Amsterdam