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The Program and Looking for Volunteers

Karlsruhe, 23 April 2014

The programme for the State of the Map Europe 2014 in Karlsruhe is finalized. The talks cover all aspects of the OpenStreetMap world, for example rendering and cartography, geocoding, routing, mapping, quality assurance, humanitarian use, cycle maps, mobile apps, and more.

Now we are looking for volunteers who help during the talks as speaker supporters or with the video recording. There's no special knowledge required for this. We are also looking for some more experienced people to take the role of session hosts. If you want to help, please put down your name on this wiki page: State of the Map Europe Helpers.

Finally we are happy that we can offer a top-class workshop programme during our hack day on Sunday. There will be workshops about Osmium (Jochen Topf), Overpass Api (Roland Olbricht), OpenStreetMap Carto (Andy Allan), and MapRoulette (Martijn van Exel).

First Gold Sponsor

Karlsruhe, 24 March 2014

Telenav is our first gold sponsor. A massive thank-you to our friends at Telenav for helping to make SOTM-EU a great event!

Also a big thank-you to all the other sponsors to date: 123map, Toursprung, PTV Group, Mapbox, Omniscale, Synyx, Contargo, Sigma, Optitool, Mentz DV, Koehler & Leutwein, OpenCageData, Init and Geofabrik.

SOTM-EU depends on the goodwill of sponsors to make it an event to remember for our participants. We're not making a profit, but the ticket price only covers a part of the costs for venue, staff, and catering. We're still looking for sponsors - we can use your help too! Please email sponsor@sotm-eu.org for details.

74 Submissions!

Karlsruhe, 18 March 2014

We received 74 submissions in response to our call for presentations. Thank you! Our programme committee now has the job of selecting about 30 of the best full-length talks plus a couple of lightning talks. This is not going to be an easy task since most of the submissions are really good.

The programme committee will spend the next few weeks rating the submissions; after that, the best ones will be arranged by topic and assigned available slots in the schedule. The goal is of course making the best possible conference, with a diverse and entertaining programme that reflects the diversity you would expect from an European conference. Our international programme committee is these people:

In addition to this large group of OSM community members, we have also invited our host, the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and especially Prof. Dr. Detlef Günther-Diringer to help us select presentations. We're also counting on Peter Mooney of the National University of Ireland Maynooth to say his part when we're discussing academic talks.

Mid to late April we'll contact everyone who has submitted a presentation and inform them whether we were able to accept their submission and when it's scheduled. In some cases we might also have additional questions, or ask for a modified abstract for the programme publication.

SotM-EU 2014 Registration is Open

Karlsruhe, 3 March 2014

Visitor registration for SotM-EU 2014 is now open! SotM-EU 2014 takes place from 13th to 15th June 2014 in Karlsruhe. There will be talks on Friday and Saturday; Sunday is reserved for workshops and the hack day. "Early bird" tickets are available at a price of EUR 55 until 30th April 2014; the regular ticket price (starting 1st May 2014) is EUR 80.

Register now!

Call for Papers Extended

Karlsruhe, 26 February 2014

No more excuses: We are extending the call for papers for SotM-EU 2014 until 17 March 2014. Submit your talk :)

Location and Getting There

Karlsruhe, 31 January 2014

So you're wondering how to get to the conference - where the nearest airport is, and where to go once you're in Karlrsruhe? Our Location and Getting There pages will tell you everything you need to know!

Call for Presentations is now open

Karlsruhe, 17 December 2013

Today the programme committee released the Call for Presentations for SotM-EU 2014.

Have you developed an OSM related tool? Are you a mapper, an OSM user, an advocate, or working on something else related to OpenStreetMap? Submit a talk and visit us in Karlsruhe. The Call for Presentations ends at 28 February 2014. 17 March 2014.

We are happy to hear your ideas!

The “State of the Map Europe” comes to Karlsruhe!

Karlsruhe, 5 December 2013

The State of the Map (SotM) is OpenStreetMap's annual conference. It has been held regularly since 2007 at different places around the world. With the State of the Map Europe (SotM-EU) in 2011, a European branch of this biggest OpenstreetMap conference has been established. After the huge success of the first SotM-EU in Vienna, we're proud to invite you to join us on the Weekend of 13th to 15th June 2014 for the second “State of the Map Europe” on the premises of the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

In the course of the next few months we'll extend this site step by step. We're planning to open the call for papers in early December. The submitted presentations will be judged by an international programme committee, so that we’ll be able to release the preliminary programme around March. Registration will be possible from early 2014.

The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences is co-hosting the event and provides the venue. We were able to enlist the support of the cartography department which is part of the faculty named “Fakultät für Informationsmanagement und Medien”.

There's still some time until the call for papers starts, but we're already looking for sponsors. As a sponsor you have the opportinity to place your logo and have your company name mentioned, as well as the permission to distribute promotional materials to conference participants. We're still working on fleshing out the sponsorship packages, but feel free to contact us already if you're interested.

The conference language is English.

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