State of the Map 2018 is taking place from July 28th to 30th 2018 in Milan, Italy. We are looking forward to designing a program with you - the OpenStreetMap community. Update: We have completed the selection process and are currently working towards a full day by day schedule.

In the meantime, here is the outline of the program:

  • July 28th: first day with keynote speech, presentations, workshops and evening social event
  • July 29th: second day of the conference with presentations, workshops and an academic track
  • July 30th: a third day or joint activities finishing with our closing session

There will be plenty of breakout rooms throughout for discussions, code, documentation sprints, mapping and workshops. A full day of academic talks will be included this year.

20 minute talks

List of talks
Form & Map based Mobile OSM Tool for Field Survey and Validation
Kuo-Yu slayer Chuang (GeoThings Inc.)
Can we validate every change on OSM?
Lukas Martinelli (Mapbox)
How to improve OSM with official open-data (Tirana use-case)
Jonathan Belien & Anisa Kuci (Open Labs & OSM Belgium)
Addressing addresses
Sarah Hoffmann
OSM enabled urban mobility services for the city of Yangon (Myanmar)
Roberta Castelli (5T srl)
Switch2OSM: A real enterprise context case study.
Andrea Capata (
A tale of two (mapping) cities
Alsino Skowronnek (Maptime)
Interpreting Imagery for OpenStreetMap
Chad Blevins
Alternative perspectives through artistic interpretations
Sebastian Meier / Hans Hack (Maptime & Vislab / Hans Hack)
Attracting students with Google Summer of Code
Peter Barth (none)
Road Completion in Belgium - Mapping & verifying all the roads.
Ben Abelshausen (OSM Belgium)
Large Scale Deep Learning for Map Making
Bogdan Gliga (Telenav)
Qt to create OSM-based apps
Paolo Angelelli (The Qt Company)
Building up the Microsoft Open Maps Team
Alexandra Kazakova (Microsoft)
The Belgian perspective to building OpenStreetMap community
Joost Schouppe (in name of the OSM-be Board) (OpenStreetMap Belgium)
Some Location Intelligence from OSM
Jaak Laineste (CARTO)
OSM Community Grants: sharing experiences
Rebecca Firth (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
OpenMapTiles: Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap
Petr Pridal, Jiri Komarek (Klokan Technologies)
Routing on rails with OpenStreetMap
Michael Reichert
Pinpointing the power grid
Sajjad Anwar (Development Seed)
Thematic mapping with emojis
Erik Escoffier (Satellite Studio)
Verifying Our Edits
Bogdan Petrea and Armin Gheorghina (Telenav)
Solving vehicle routing problems with OpenStreetMap and VROOM
Julien Coupey (VERSO)
Lies, damned lies, and OSM statistics
Frederik Ramm
Modding the OSM Data Model
Jochen Topf
3D Beyond Buildings
Tobias Knerr
The use of OSM in public transport in Helsinki Finland
Markku Huotari (Helsinki Region Transport (HSL))
Mapping Competition with Focus on Quality: Lesson Learned
Yantisa Akhadi (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Going to Production with OpenStreeetMap at Microsoft
Jubal Harpster (Microsoft)
The new Wheelmap: Joining forces in accessibility mapping – feat.: “I Wheel Share”
Svenja Heinecke (Sozialhelden e.V.)
Printing OSM Maps
Hartmut Holzgraefe
Energy efficient routing with OSM
Arndt Brenschede
How Deep Learning could help to improve OSM Data Quality ?
Olivier Courtin (DataPink)
Improving OSMCha for the community
Wille Marcel Lima Malheiro (Independent)
Community Mapping for Refugees in Uganda
Geoffrey Kateregga (MapUganda)
OsmAnd making live maps update
Victor Shcherb (OsmAnd)
Flying ferries and moving pavements? Pedestrian routing on rare modes of transport
Guillaume Rischard
Indonesia Road Mapping: Challenges and Opportunities
Wulansari Khairunisa (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia)
openrouteservice - route the world dynamically
Nils Nolde (University of Heidelberg)
Osmose-QA & Common validation with JOSM
Frédéric Rodrigo
IT backend of the OpenStreetMap community
Working with the Community
Ryan Peterson (Apple, Inc.)
OSM and the European agenda
Vlado Cetl (European Commission Joint Research Centre)
Pic4Review : fun OSM editing based on street pictures
Adrien Pavie (Entrepreneur in geomatics)
Advertising mapping : using OpenStreepMap for the protection of landscape
Paul Desgranges (Grenoble (France) group of OSM contributors)
What’s up with the public transport
Ilya Zverev (MAPS.ME)
Reaching out to vulnerable communities in Turkey: BINA project
DRONEBIRDs are go!
Taichi FURUHASHI (Aoyama Gakuin University )
Privacy aware city navigation with CityZen app
Redon Skikuli (CityZen app (
Pathao: Navigating with OSM in Bangladesh while Community blends in with Corporate
Tasauf A Baki Billah (OSMBD, BHOOT, Pathao)
Making Maps Without Database
Thomas Skowron
Robot Tracers - Extraction and Classification at scale using & CNTK
Nikola Trifunovic (Microsoft)
Making bot edits safe and acceptable
Yuri Astrakhan (Elastic)
2, 4, 6, 8, Here’s How We Interpolate
Julian Simioni (
Completing the Map with Street-level Imagery
Christopher Beddow (Mapillary)
An innovative approach to support OSM data generation
Emanuela Mihut (Phd Student (West University of Timisoara, Romania))
Network for transport open data
Céline Jacquin (World Resources Institute)
Corporate Cartography: How the sausage gets made
Paul Norman
An excursion in to the world of OSM tagging presets
Simon Poole
OSM at Facebook
Drishtie Patel (Facebook)
A new approach to garner prolific contribution in OpenStreetMap
Kshitiz Khanal (Kathmandu Living Labs,)

5 minute lightning talks

List of talks
Improving Public Policy with Geo-Statistics
Michael Benhamou (ARON Praxis)
Role of mapping in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs)
Laura Mugeha (Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology)
Third party data for the SDGs: What can openstreetmap bring to the table?
Javier Carranza Tresoldi (GeoCensos)
Mapping A Paradise: Batanes, the Home of the Winds
Arnalie Faye Vicario (Department of Social Welfare and Development / University of the Philippines / Kalikhasun (startup organization))
Namespaces general description
Thilo (OSM Contributors)
Making Social Welfare Data available: The DSWD Map Viewer
Sandra Tabinas (Department of Social Welfare and Development)
Interactive map in five minutes
Ilya Zverev (MAPS.ME)
Every day I’m mapping
Ilya Zverev (MAPS.ME)
State of Vespucci
Simon Poole
Providing OSM realtime extracts
Stefan Eberlein (Universität Heidelberg)
OpenStreetMap for the dyslexic
Massimiliano Bernabé (
The State of the iD Editor
Bryan Housel (Mapbox)
Where is the community?
Jinal Foflia (Communications Working Group)
OpenStreetMaps for emergency prep: The view from San Francisco
Nicole Martinelli
OpenStreetMap and Wikimedia
Eugene Alvin Villar (OSM Philippines community)
FOSSGIS routing server
michael spreng
State of the UK: 14 years of vision
Gregory Marler (OpenStreetMap UK CIC)
A new lightning fast .osm parser (Mapbox)
Crowd2Map Tanzania - helping protect girls from FGM and empower rural communities
Brightest star among the crowd.
Akhi Jetra (Eastern University, Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Mapping Freetown’s distribution water network using OSM
Alexandre Duclaux (Sige)
Making a JOSM Mapper’s Life Simpler and Easier
Istvan Vincze (Telenav)
The Telenav Metrics Dashboard for OpenStreetMap
Adriana Lazar (Telenav)
State of OSM in Mozambique: community presentation and on-going projects
Remígio van Eys Chilaule (#MapeandoMeuBairro)
Wikimedia in disaster management and humanitarian aid: an overview
Daniel Mietchen (WikiProject Medicine)
Maps based on Wikidata queries
Daniel Mietchen (WikiProject Medicine)
MapIt - Global trash hunt
Kristiina Kerge (Let’s Do It Foundation)
The face of OSM in Togo: data analysis and achievements
SAMA Balémta Aimée (OpenStreetMap TOGO)

Workshops and Panel sessions

List of sessions
The road towards diversity in OSM still needs to be mapped
Selene Yang (Geochicas)
Open Gender Monologues
Heather Leson (OSMF)
OpenStreetMap and the future of transport
Christina Franken
Exploring OSM’s history using the “ohsome” data analysis platform
Martin Raifer (HeiGIT / Heidelberg University)
Sustainability of OSM Mapping Projects
Robert Soden (GFDRR/World Bank)
The LWG Presents: GDPR Implementation for OSM
Kathleen Lu (Legal/Licensing Working Group)
Building your OSM web app in minutes with vector tiles
Arun Ganesh (Mapbox)
Areas, Routing, and Diffs: Can we have Something Better than Relations?
Roland Olbricht
Navigation Mapping Workshop
Kajari Ghosh (Mapbox)
Terra Incognita: discovering Machine Learning for geospatial analysis
Michele Ferretti, gianni barlacchi (King’s College London)
Field Mapping tools & technologies
Paul Uithol (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
Humans and Machines Mapping Together
Zhuangfang NaNa Yi (Development Seed)

Have more ideas? There will be spare rooms available to run a “Breakout Session”. Sign up at State of the Map using the provided notice board.

Your State of the Map organizing team.