Join OSM PLUS – the OpenStreetMap Commercial Users Summit


Henk Hoff and I have been working with Steve Coast to develop the idea of a OSM commercial users conference. We have called it OSM PLUS – the OpenStreetMap Commercial Users Summit ( Here is the announcement email:

The OpenStreetMap Professional Large Users Summit is going to be held just after SOTM US, on June 10th in San Francisco at the Marriott Union Square. You can register here. Be quick, space is limited.

OSM PLUS is new and focused on professional users of OSM data and toolchains commercially, academically, in government and elsewhere. It is a paid-for event and we expect it to be more of a conversation than a traditional presentation. Many professional users have similar concerns and expectations for OSM. We want to explore these in an environment focused on coming up with solutions.

Today, OSM is a volunteer-only organization. This focus doesn’t always satisfy the needs of many users. We want to have an open conversation about ways to make OSM better. Because of that, the program will be influenced by those who attend.

PS you can use the code “GPS” to get 20% off the ticket price if you register soon.

5 thoughts on “Join OSM PLUS – the OpenStreetMap Commercial Users Summit

  1. Charles

    Hi, Is this an official OSM event? Will the surplus from the event go to OSM, and will you be taking any management fees or similar?

  2. Frederik Ramm

    This event is not organised by or affiliated with the OpenStreetMap Foundation. It is privately organised and what happens to a potential surplus is entirely the decision of those running the event.

  3. Charles

    Thank you Frederik and Steve. Steve, could you answer the other two questions please.

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