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SotM 2021 - State of the Map

09-11 July 2021 add to your calendar
On the Internet
Community Event, Project Event online
Main language
English EN
Their self-description

State of the Map 2021 is taking place online from July 9 to 11 2021. We have created an exciting program with you – the OpenStreetMap community. The conference will be held on the amazing virtual platform venueless. For the duration of the conference, there will be a video-stream of talks, panels, lightning talks and Q&A sessions. Additionally, there will be chat rooms for discussions and virtual sponsor booths, as well as interactive breakout sessions that can be booked by groups of mutual interest or used without prior planning.

Main organiser
Openstreetmap Foundation
Standard participation fee
Technologies in use
  • Live stream via webpage
  • Schedule via Giggity
  • Venueless (nonfree) for interactivity
Online Interactivity

The main track of the State of the Map with most talks of the general and academic programme can be watched live here. Note that if you have a conference ticket, you can watch all talks, ask questions and interact with sponsors and attendees on the conference platform at https://sotm2021.venueless.events/.

User's freedom


Backend is set up using non-free software (venueless) but users can connect with using Free Software (via browser) & do not need to install/use non-free software on their own device.


Academic Track: The 2021 edition of the academic track features nine scientific taks on Sunday: five talks in the early time block in the main track, and four additional sessions in a breakout room in the later time block. These talks are indicated with a science symbol below.

If you want to use an app to get reminders for talks in the schedule, you can use Giggity. More information on schedules for calendars and apps can be found here.

Self organized sessions: Besides the main programme of SotM we offer space for self-organized sessions. A lot of topics are well placed in smaller rounds. The only requirement that we have to your topic is that it has to be related to OpenStreetMap. We use a dedicated OSM wiki page for the organization of such sessions so that everybody is able to jump in without any larger formal barrier.

# of participants last time
Call for Participation
The deadline for this CfP passed on 11.04.2021.
Code of Conduct
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