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SotM 2024: Call for posters

Did you miss the call for general and academic presentations? Don’t worry!  you can still present your project or cartographic visualization at State of the Map 2024! The call for posters for SotM 2024 is now open!

Your poster could show how well your community is mapped; it could be a new beautiful style or a map. It could be a community project or statistics, or a poster explaining and inviting people to  OpenStreetMap. The important thing is that it is about OSM. We also welcome academic posters on research around OpenStreetMap data.

For inspiration, you can check out the SotM 2022 posters – 2022.stateofthemap.org/posters/

Submission Requirements

  • The poster must be in A0 format (841×1189 mm).
  • The poster must be related to OpenStreetMap.
  • The poster must be open, innovative and transparent (no copying).
  • The poster must be an original work (individual, collective or institutional).
  • The poster must be submitted under an open license (CC-BY-SA 3.0 or higher recommended or CC0).
  • Maximum of two entries per person, team or institution.

How to participate

  • Upload your poster via https://files.osmfoundation.org/s/5gMewMw6FTFHF7A
  • Maximum file size: 30-40 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Please email sotm [at] openstreetmap.org with a description of your poster. For example, the background of the project or whatever you consider important to mention in the context of the poster – all that you would tell people if you show them your poster. We will publish this text together with the poster on the SotM website.
  • Please also mention the filename of the uploaded poster in your email, so that we can know which of the uploaded posters is yours.

Timeline

  • Deadline: 25 August 2024

The SotM team hopes to shortlist up to 20 posters that will be published on our website and some other SotM channels under CC BY SA 3.0 (or later)

The State of the Map Working Group

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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 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, is financially supported by membership fees and donations, and organises the annual, international State of the Map conference. Our volunteer Working Groups and small core staff work to support the OpenStreetMap project. Join the OpenStreetMap Foundation for just £15 a year or for free if you are an active OpenStreetMap contributor.

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.

Participating in SotM 2024; Programme and Tickets

The State of the Map Working Group is happy to announce that tickets and program are now accessible through the SotM 2024 website at https://2024.stateofthemap.org/programme/

Tickets

OSM contributors and enthusiasts can now purchase tickets to attend the SotM conference in person or online, via https://2024.stateofthemap.org/tickets. There are two different ways you can attend this year:

Nairobi Ticket

This is the ticket to attend the conference in person in Nairobi. This ticket includes meals at the conference’s breaks and social events. If you are contributing to OpenStreetMap as a hobbyist, you may choose the discounted Community Ticket. Otherwise please get a Regular Ticket.

Venueless Ticket

This is the ticket to attend the conference remotely. This will give you access to the conference talks, and a chat to interact with other participants and allows you to send questions to speakers during Q&A sessions.

Early Bird Ticket

We are offering limited Early bird tickets at a discounted price until 31 July 2024 at 23:59 UTC. Regular ticket price will apply after.

Program (General Track)

We thank everyone who submitted their proposal to speak and organize a session at SotM 2024! We received a lot of amazing proposals and we are delighted to share the first version of our programme for the General Track, now accessible via https://2024.stateofthemap.org/programme/. We will provide continuous updates on the programme (including the Academic Track Programme – https://2024.stateofthemap.org/calls/academic/).
Stay tuned for more updates about State of the Map 2024!

For any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at sotm [at] openstreetmap.org.

See you in Nairobi and online!

The State of the Map Working Group

Do you want to translate this and other blogposts in your language…? Please email communication@osmfoundation.org with subject: Helping with translations in [your language]

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 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, is financially supported by membership fees and donations, and organises the annual, international State of the Map conference. Our volunteer Working Groups and small core staff work to support the OpenStreetMap project. Join the OpenStreetMap Foundation for just £15 a year or for free if you are an active OpenStreetMap contributor.

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.