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10 January 2011, 13:26

OpenStreetMap State of the Map 2011: call for papers

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OpenStreetMap Logo The OpenStreetMap (OSM) Project's next State Of The Map conference will take place from 9 to 11 September 2011, in Denver, Colorado. Founded in August of 2004 by Steve Coast, OpenStreetMap is an open source project that is building free online maps, not based on any copyright or licensed map data.

Leading up to the event, the organising committee for the fifth annual international OpenStreetMap community event has officially announced that the 2011 call for papers is now accepting submissions. According to the organisers, contributions from mappers, academics, geo-hackers and open geodata supporters around the world are invited. Suggested themes include "Mapping without borders", "Real apps for real maps", "OSM Techtalk", "The importance of imports" and "The Geodata Authority".

All proposals must be submitted before the deadline of 15 March. Further information, including detailed submission guidelines, can be found on the Call for Papers web page.

The OpenStreetMap Project is run by the non-profit OpenStreetMap Foundation and currently has more than 300,000 registered contributors. Those interested in helping OpenStreetMap can create a new account to start contributing – more details can be found in the OpenStreetMap Beginners' guide. OSM maps are released under the Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 2.0 licence.

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