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08 March 2011, 08:55

OpenStreetMap State of the Map Europe 2011: registration opens

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State of the Map EU Logo The OpenStreetMap (OSM) Project has announced that registration for the first annual European State of the Map conference is now open. State of the Map Europe 2011 will take place from 15 to 17 July 2011 at the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna, Austria.

Keynote talks will be presented by OpenStreetMap founder Steve Coast and Muki Haklay, a researcher at UCL London. Representatives of Mapnik, the Humanitarian OSM Team (HOT) will also be taking part in the conference. The event organisers have also announced that the Call for Papers deadline has been extended to 20 March. Talks can last either 20 or 45 minutes and suggested themes include Mapping, TechTalks, Powered by OpenStreetMap, Convergence and Research. Submissions can be made via an online web form.

Further information about the event can be found on the European State of the Map web site. Registration costs €90 for all three days and early bird discounts are available.

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 license.

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