State of the Map 2022 – Call for Venues Open

The Call for Venues for State of the Map 2022 is now open!

https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/State_of_the_Map_2022/Call_for_venues

Read the guidelines and selection criteria on the OSM Wiki page and start planning your application for next year’s conference venue. Build a team, shape your idea, and submit your proposal specifying your city as the host for SotM 2022!

This early call gives you the greatest flexibility over dates you can pick in 2022. Please observe when other OpenStreetMap-related events (like FOSS4G and local SotMs) will take place in order to avoid possible clashes with other relevant conferences for the community.

The deadline for venue proposals for SotM 2022 is 15 August 2021, the selected host will be announced in October 2021.

Looking for some help? The SotM Working Group is available for any fruther clarificication! We encourage you to contact us on sotm@openstreetmap.org as early as possible so that we can provide guidance, if required.

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The State of the Map conference is the annual, international conference of OpenStreetMap, organised by the OpenStreetMap Foundation. The OpenStreetMap Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation, formed in the UK to support the OpenStreetMap Project. It is dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free geospatial data for anyone to use and share. The OpenStreetMap Foundation owns and maintains the infrastructure of the OpenStreetMap project. The State of the Map Organising Committee is one of our volunteer Working Groups.

OpenStreetMap was founded in 2004 and is an international project to create a free map  of the world. To do so, we, thousands of volunteers, collect data about  roads, railways, rivers, forests, buildings and a lot more worldwide.  Our map data can be downloaded for free by everyone and used for any  purpose – including commercial usage. It is possible to produce your own  maps which highlight certain features, to calculate routes etc.  OpenStreetMap is increasingly used when one needs maps which can be very  quickly, or easily, updated.

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