Overview

State of the Map 2016 is taking place from September 23rd to 25th 2016 in Brussels, Belgium. Meet us at Building Q, Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

You may also be interested in the humanitarian mapping events immediatly prior to State of the Map, and the developers hack event immediatly after. Here is the outline of the events in Brussels:

  • Thursday, September 22nd: HOT Summit at the BTC Conference Center and FOSS4G Belgium at Brussels Environment and Energy Agency, followed by a Missing Maps evening mapathon. In the evening, State of the Map attendees are welcome to informally gather at pubs on Rue Saint-Boniface.
  • Friday, September 23rd: Join us for day one of State of the Map. Details of the talks are below, with additional space available for informal Birds of a Feather meetings.
  • Saturday, September 24th: We move to day two of State of the Map. Our scheduled program of talks is below, and Birds of a Feather sessions are possible. In the evening join us at Brussels Event Brewery for free food and drink (7-11pm).
  • Sunday, September 25th: The third and final day of State of the Map will focus on workshops and sharing knowledge. Together we'll discover the next great thing in mapping and hacking but please be kind to our network (bandwidth currently unconfirmed).
  • Monday, September 26th: Stay on after State of the Map for a dedicated hack day courtesy of OpenStreetMap Belgium and OSGeo BE communities, sponsored by Bruxelles Environnement and Innoviris.

Our program

We've got an amazing program of talks and workshops lined up for you. The difficult bit is deciding which track to go to. All the info on the talks is provided below.

Friday
OpenStreetMap Analytics Cristiano Giovando, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Birds of a feather
Nicaragua's new crowd-sourced bus map: Lessons learnt Eduardo Augusto Mayorga, Felix Delattre, MapaNica
A love-letter to OSM: Greetings from Brussels Pieter Brusselman, Trage Wegen vzw
Birds of a feather
Energise your community with focused projects Brian Prangle, Mappa Mercia
Birds of a feather
Investing in OSM communities to build resilience Vivien Deparday, World Bank - Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
OSM goes indoors: Usages, tools and prospects Antoine Riche, Adrien Pavie, Carto'Cité
Birds of a feather
Vector tiles from OpenStreetMap Lukas Martinelli
Open imagery matters: Remote mapping with OpenAerialMap Daniel da Silva, Development Seed
Birds of a feather
A map of OpenStreetMap Mikel Maron, OpenStreetMap Foundation
State of OSRM Johan Uhle, Mapbox
Birds of a feather
WeeklyOSM: Why, how, what, where and where we go Manfred Reiter, Laura Barroso, weeklyOSM
Birds of a feather
Is she a part of your community? Srravya C, Free Software Foundation Tamil Nadu
Birds of a feather
Lightning Talks Multiple speakers
Gardening OSM data with Overpass API Roland Olbricht
Birds of a feather
Lightning Talks Multiple speakers
Birds of a feather
State of the licence Simon Poole, OSMF
Birds of a feather

Saturday

Trending Places on OpenStreetMap Stefan Keller, Geometa Lab at HSR, Univ. of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
The World We Want: OpenStreetMap and the Sustainable Development Goals Tyler Radford, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
Birds of a feather
Using big data to help us improve the map Beata Jancso, Telenav
Birds of a feather
State of West Africa Mohamet Lamine N'Diaye, Dibloni Innocent Soungalo, OpenStreetMap Senegal & Association OpenStreetMap Burkina Faso
Birds of a feather
Camp-mapping in Greece Henk Hoff, Red Cross (international)
MapContrib: Thematic OpenStreetMap contribution Guillaume Amat
Birds of a feather
OpenSchoolsKenya Zacharia Muindi, Map Kibera Trust
The minimalist OSM Building Editor Jan Marsch, OSM Buildings
Birds of a feather
Mapping Ireland's 61,000 administrative boundaries Rory McCann, OpenStreetMap Ireland
Portable OSM: Into the disconnected wilds Emily Eros, American Red Cross
Birds of a feather
Watching for vandalism Sajjad Anwar, Mapbox
TeachOSM: Harnessing the power of OpenStreetMap for geography education Maggie Cawley, Boomerang Geospatial
Birds of a feather
Trace from Space: International version Kevin Bullock, DigitalGlobe
Map it forward: Incorporating OSM into the universities curriculum Vasanthi Hargyono, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (Indonesia)
Birds of a feather
OpenStreetMap US: The real McCoy Drishtie Patel, Alyssa Wright, Ian Dees, Alex Barth, Martijn van Exel, OpenStreetMap US
OpenStreetMap for educational purposes Louis-Julien de la Bouëre, Tiriad
Birds of a feather
Empowering women through OpenStreetMap in Mali Astou Nathalie Sidibe, OpenStreetMap Mali
What, where... when! Let's add another dimension with OpenEventDatabase Christian Quest, OpenStreetMap France
Birds of a feather
Building a digital humanitarian society in Pakistan: A perspective Usman Latif, DigitalHumanitarians.pk
OSM for traffic simulation Michael Zilske, Technische Universität Berlin
Birds of a feather
Comparing OSM data and Brussels local government data Marc Ducobu, Champs-Libres
Railways at OpenStreetMap Michael Reichert, OpenRailwayMap
Birds of a feather

Sunday

OpenStreetMap Awards & State of the Local Map Ilya Zverev, OpenStreetMap Foundation
OpenStreetView for mappers Alex Ilisei, Martijn van Exel, Telenav
Birds of a feather
Free and Open Space!
Learn to map: Making mapping fun Miriam Gonzalez, OpenStreetMap Mexico & Telenav
Rendering your own maps workshop Paul Norman
Staying on the right side: Best practices in editing Simon Poole, Frederik Ramm, Ethan Nelson, OpenStreetMap Foundation
Learn to create your own challenges in MapRoulette using Overpass Martijn van Exel, MapRoulette
Birds of a feather
Free and Open Space!
Improving the canvas for participatory mapping in Tanzania Egle Marija Ramanauskaite, Janet Chapman, Crowd2Map
Area Workshop Jochen Topf
Station Indoor routing and mapping in practice with OpenStationMap Roland Olbricht, Roland Wagner, MENTZ GmbH and Akaparis GmbH
The state of public transport routing Pieter Colpaert, Open Knowledge International
Local Chapters congress Mikel Maron, OpenStreetMap Foundation
Free and Open Space!
Mastering uMap Yohan Boniface
Birds of a feather
Making OpenStreetMap navigation ready Ramya Ragupathy, Mapbox
Create your own tile server with TileStache Thomas Gratier, Ouvre-Boite 44 - WebGeoDataVore
Birds of a feather
Free and Open Space!
Osmose-QA: Fix issues and understand the tool Frédéric Rodrigo
weeklyOSM in my language for my community Manfred A. Reiter, weeklyOSM