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State of the Map US 2022

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31 Mar 2022

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3 Apr 2022


Student Union, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ

Join fellow OpenStreetMap enthusiasts at the State of the Map US in Tucson! Hosted this year by the University of Arizona, there will be opportunities for networking, learning, socializing and more! State of the Map US is the biggest and best gathering of OpenStreetMap community members from across the country, and we would love for you to participate.

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Call for Speakers
Call opens at 12:00 PM

15 Oct 2021

Call closes at 11:59 PM

09 Jan 2022

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We are calling on all members of the OpenStreetMap community to share your ideas and session proposals for the 10th Anniversary State of the Map US. Whether you are brand new to OSM or have been a core contributor since the beginning, we want to hear from you! If you have never proposed a topic for a conference before, please don’t think it’s not for you. Every year, about half of the sessions at State of the Map US are by first-timers. The typical attendee at State of the Map is passionate about maps and interested in your story!

We invite proposals about anything OpenStreetMap, including but not limited to:

  • OpenStreetMap basics and how to’s
  • Mapping all the things (rails! trees! shops! trails! boundaries! imports!)
  • Indigenous mapping
  • OSM at your school, in education
  • Demo that cool tool you built for OSM
  • OpenStreetMap and government
  • User experiences - how have you been using OSM data?
  • Community experiences, such as stories from you local OSM group
  • The state of the map in [YOUR STATE]
  • Corporate & institutional contributions to OpenStreetMap
  • OSM in the field

If your proposal doesn't fit neatly in there, no worries! Please submit it anyway and surprise us.

The program will include space for keynote speakers, panels, 15 min talks, 5 min lightning talks, 1+ hour workshops, birds of a feather sessions, and there’s even room for improvisational sessions, outdoor activities, and whatever idea you might have. Do you want to host a workshop to share your mapping or technical expertise with fellow mappers? Are you interested in discussing an OpenStreetMap related topic in depth with like-minded folks? Do you want to do an outdoor event? Let us know!

Seven years of past programs are online if you’re looking for inspiration: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013

Want to propose a session but need some financial support to attend? Apply for a scholarship!  

Have questions? You can email us at or chat in the #sotmus channel on Slack.

We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

Note that by submitting a session you acknowledge and accept the following:

  • You will cover your own travel expenses and conference registration.
  • Your session may be recorded on video and published on the internet.
  • You have read and will abide by the OpenStreetMap US Code of Conduct.

Health Protocols

We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable conference, and highly recommend COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test before attending State of the Map US. We will follow any University of Arizona protocols that are in effect at the time which can be followed closely on this site. We will take social distancing measures, provide outdoor spaces, require (and provide) indoor face coverings, and host both the Friday and Saturday social events at outside venues.