State of the Map USA

Those crazy cats in Washington DC have announced the SOTM in the USA, it’ll be in a (very) hot Atlanta in August. Read on for the full details…

U.S. State of the Map National Conference: Call for Papers

The OpenStreetMap-US National Chapter is proud to announce the first annual U.S. State of the Map Conference will be held August 14-15, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. This fun-filled and informative two day event will showcase presentations from some of the best and brightest members of the US OSM community and provide a platform to introduce the world’s largest online collaborative open geodata project to a larger American audience.

Location The conference will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center (, located in the heart of Atlanta, Georgia; directly across the street from CNN World Headquarters and the Georgia Aquarium.
Call for PapersOpenStreetMap-US invites submissions from mappers, academics, policy makers, developers, geo-hackers, business leaders and open geodata supporters around the country. So, if you are involved in OpenStreetMap as a mapper, developer, community organizer – or if you use OSM in your business, research or other projects, we encourage you to submit your presentation. Submission is open to everyone in the community, no matter how new you are to the project.
Key ContactsIf you would like to submit a paper, please contact US-SOTM Speaker Committee chairwoman Kate Chapman at
Please note that the email for paper submissions will change as the State of the Map US website ( ) is completed. A notice will be posted to the talk-us list when that change occurs, likely towards the later part of this week.

For More Information To find out more information about the US State of the Map Conference, please visit us at or

To Get InvolvedAnd, as always, if you are interested in helping plan the event, secure sponsors, pick speakers or just want to find out more about how things are shaping up, please join us on our weekly conference calls. These calls are completely open. The call in details can be found on the wiki page listed above.
We look forward to seeing everyone in Atlanta, Georgia this August! Here’s to making our inaugural national OSM conference a success and the first of many more to come.


The US State of the Map Planning Committee