State of the Map 2018 is taking place from July 28th to 30th 2018 in Milan, Italy. We have created an exciting program with you—the OpenStreetMap community. For the duration of the conference, we have space set aside that can be booked by groups of mutual interest, or used without prior planning.

  • July 28th: conference begins with a keynote speech, followed by a day of presentations, workshops and an evening social event
  • July 29th: day 2 of more presentations and workshops covering the latest topics of OpenStreetMap. Plus a whole track of academic talks selected by our scientific committee.
  • July 30th: the final day continues to ask big questions, and culminates with the annual OSM Awards in the closing session

There will be plenty of breakout rooms throughout for discussions, code, documentation sprints, mapping and workshops.


De Donato S.0.2 S.1.5 no recording
9:00 Registration / Coffee / Tea
9:30 Welcome
10:00 keynote OpenStreetMap—Now and into the Future
Kate Chapman, Heather Leson
10:30 Can we validate every change on OSM?
Lukas Martinelli (Mapbox)
Making Maps Without Database
Thomas Skowron
11:00 Break
11:30 Interpreting Imagery for OpenStreetMap
Chad Blevins
OpenMapTiles: Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap
Petr Pridal, Jiri Komarek (Klokan Technologies)
Qt to create OSM-based apps
Paolo Angelelli (The Qt Company)
12:00 Advertising mapping : using OpenStreepMap for the protection of landscape
Paul Desgranges (Grenoble (France) group of OSM contributors)
Large Scale Deep Learning for Map Making
Alina Negreanu and Bogdan Gliga (Telenav)
workshop Field Mapping tools & technologies
Paul Uithol (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
12:30 An excursion in to the world of OSM tagging presets
Simon Poole
How Deep Learning could help to improve OSM Data Quality ?
Olivier Courtin (DataPink)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Photo
14:10 Addressing addresses
Sarah Hoffmann
The Belgian perspective to building OpenStreetMap community
Ben Abelshausen, Joost Schouppe (OpenStreetMap Belgium)
Lightning Talks 1
14:40 2, 4, 6, 8, Here's How We Interpolate
Julian Simioni (geocode.earth)
A new approach to garner prolific contribution in OpenStreetMap
Kshitiz Khanal (Kathmandu Living Labs,)
workshop The LWG Presents: GDPR Implementation for OSM
Kathleen Lu (Legal/Licensing Working Group)
15:10 OsmAnd making live maps update
Victor Shcherb (OsmAnd)
Building up the Microsoft Open Maps Team
Oisin Herriott (Microsoft)
15:40 Break
16:10 Lies, damned lies, and OSM statistics
Frederik Ramm
Verifying Our Edits
Bogdan Petrea and Armin Gheorghina (Telenav)
Corporate Cartography: How the sausage gets made
Paul Norman
16:40 An innovative approach to support OSM data generation
Emanuela Mihut (Phd Student (West University of Timisoara, Romania))
Mapping Competition with Focus on Quality: Lesson Learned
Yantisa Akhadi (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
workshop Open Gender Monologues
Heather Leson
17:10 Pinpointing the power grid
Sajjad Anwar (Development Seed)
Improving OSMCha for the community
Wille Marcel Lima Malheiro
17:40 Get involved in the OpenStreetMap Foundation
until 18:30
Gregory Marler and the OSMF Working Groups
19:30 Social Event at Old Fashion Milano


De Donato S.0.2 S.1.3 S.1.5 no recording
9:30 Alternative perspectives through artistic interpretations
Sebastian Meier / Hans Hack (Maptime & Vislab / Hans Hack)
What's up with the public transport
Ilya Zverev (MAPS.ME)
Coordinating improved communication between the academic and OpenStreetMap communities
Peter Mooney, Joost Schouppe, Frank Ostermann
10:00 Lightning Talks 2 Network for transport open data
Céline Jacquin (World Resources Institute)
Surveying OSM contributors: Learning from the community
Zoe Gardner, Peter Mooney
Thematic mapping with emojis
Erik Escoffier (Satellite Studio)
10:30 Lightning Talks 3 Solving vehicle routing problems with OpenStreetMap and VROOM
Julien Coupey (VERSO)
Slum health mapping as catalyst for a collaborative agenda for research, practice, local citizens and volunteers
João Porto de Albuquerque, Godwin Yeboah, Vangelis Pitidis, Philipp Ulbrich
OpenStreetMap My Business
Stefan Keller (HSR Geometa Lab)
11:00 Break
11:30 OSM and the European agenda
Vlado Cetl (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
The use of OSM in public transport in Helsinki Finland
Markku Huotari (Helsinki Region Transport (HSL))
Human-Centered Data Science and OpenStreetMap: Contributor-Centric OpenStreetMap Analysis Infrastructure
Jennings Anderson
Some Location Intelligence from OSM
Jaak Laineste (CARTO)
12:00 panel Sustainability of OSM Mapping Projects
Erica Hagen (GFDRR/World Bank)
Printing OSM Maps
Hartmut Holzgraefe
Intrinsic assessment of the temporal accuracy, up-to-dateness, lineage and thematic accuracy of OpenStreetMap
Francesco Frassinelli, Marco Minghini, Maria Antonia Brovelli
workshop Humans and Machines Mapping Together
Sajjad Anwar (Development Seed)
12:30 Comprehensive OpenStreetMap History Data Analyses- for and with the OSM community
Michael Auer, Melanie Eckle, Sascha Fendrich, Fabian Kowatsch, Sabrina Marx, Martin Raifer, Moritz Schott, Rafael Troilo, Alexander Zipf
13:00 Lunch
14:00 panel The road towards diversity in OSM still needs to be mapped
Celine Jacquin (Geochicas)
Pathao: Navigating with OSM in Bangladesh while Community blends in with Corporate
Tasauf A Baki Billah (OSMBD, BHOOT, Pathao)
2D and 3D Visualization of OSM data
Candan Eylül Kilsedar, Jakub Balhar, Maria Antonia Brovelli, Patrick Hogan
workshop Exploring OSM's history using the "ohsome" data analysis platform
Martin Raifer, Rafael Troilo and Fabian Kowatsch (HeiGIT / Heidelberg University)
14:30 Flying ferries and moving pavements? Pedestrian routing on rare modes of transport
Guillaume Rischard
Investigating the OSM mapping process after disasters: OsmEventAnalyst and its application for the 2016 Italian earthquakes
Luca Delucchi, Marco Minghini
15:00 Lightning Talks 4 Privacy aware city navigation with CityZen app
Redon Skikuli (CityZen app (www.cityzenapp.co))
Areas-of-Interest for OpenStreetMap with Big Spatial Data Analytics
Stefan Keller
IT backend of the OpenStreetMap community
15:30 Break
16:00 A tale of two (mapping) cities
Alsino Skowronnek, Michele Ferretti (Maptime)
Lightning Talks 5 Potential and limitation of using OSM data for the creation/validation of Land Use/Cover maps
Cidália C. Fonte
discussion An OSM embassey—a community-driven non-profit mapping agency
Ben Abelshausen (OpenStreetMap Belgium)
16:30 OSM Community Grants: sharing experiences
Rebecca Firth (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Lightning Talks 6 The challenges and issues associated with a natural resource mapping framework based upon OpenStreetMap
Chris Emberson, Chris Hill, Gemma Gubbins, Andrew Harfoot
workshop Navigation Mapping Workshop
Kajari Ghosh (Mapbox)
17:00 Working with the Community
Ryan Peterson (Apple, Inc.) no recording
Lightning Talks 7 Using OpenStreetMap to model bicycle traffic in an agent-based transport simulation
Dominik Ziemke, Simon Metzler


De Donato S.0.2 S.1.5 no recording
9:30 Completing the Map with Street-level Imagery
Christopher Beddow (Mapillary)
Road Completion in Belgium - Mapping & verifying *all* the roads.
Ben Abelshausen (OSM Belgium)
Lightning Talks 8
10:00 Pic4Review : fun OSM editing based on street pictures
Adrien Pavie (Entrepreneur in geomatics)
Going to Production with OpenStreeetMap at Microsoft
Jubal Harpster (Microsoft)
workshop Building your OSM web app in minutes with vector tiles
Lukas Martinelli and Jinal Foflia (Mapbox)
10:30 Form & Map based Mobile OSM Tool for Field Survey and Validation
Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang (GeoThings Inc.)
Switch2OSM: A real enterprise context case study.
Andrea Capata (Immobiliare.it)
11:00 Break
11:30 The new Wheelmap: Joining forces in accessibility mapping – feat.: “I Wheel Share”
Svenja Heinecke (Sozialhelden e.V.)
Making bot edits safe and acceptable
Yuri Astrakhan (Elastic)
panel OpenStreetMap and the future of transport
Michele Ferretti
12:00 Modding the OSM Data Model
Jochen Topf
Robot Tracers - Extraction and Classification at scale using & CNTK
Nikola Trifunovic (Microsoft)
12:30 Energy efficient routing with OSM
Arndt Brenschede
Reaching out to vulnerable communities in Turkey: BINA project
Attracting students with Google Summer of Code
Tobias Knerr (none)
13:00 Lunch
14:00 openrouteservice - route the world dynamically
Nils Nolde (University of Heidelberg)
OSM enabled urban mobility services for the city of Yangon (Myanmar)
Roberta Castelli (5T srl)
workshop Present and Future of the OSM data model from the Overpass API perspective
Roland Olbricht
14:30 Routing on rails with OpenStreetMap
Michael Reichert
Community Mapping for Refugees in Uganda
Geoffrey Kateregga (MapUganda)
15:00 Break
15:30 OSM at Facebook
Drishtie Patel (Facebook)
DRONEBIRDs are go!
Taichi FURUHASHI (Aoyama Gakuin University )
Lightning Talks 9
16:00 Indonesia Road Mapping: Challenges and Opportunities
Wulansari Khairunisa (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia)
3D Beyond Buildings
Tobias Knerr
Lightning Talks 10
16:30 Closing and OSM Awards ceremony
SotM Working Group (OSM Foundation)