StateoftheMap Organizing Committee

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The StateoftheMap Organising Committee

is responsible for the organization and execution of the annual OpenStreetMap Foundation Conference "The State of the Map". (official site) SotM on the OpenStreetMap wiki

Announcements are usually made on the OSM blog and on Twitter.

Status: Active
State of the Map 2020 will take place from the 3rd-5th July in Cape Town, Africa!

You can find all the information about the State of the Map 2019 event that took place in Heidelberg (Germany) at and on the OpenStreetMap wiki.

Regional SotMs are organised exclusively by local teams, not by the OpenStreetMap Foundation: Please note that regional SotMs (such as SotM-Asia, SotM-Africa, SotM-LatAm and others) are organised exclusively by local teams, which run their own sponsorship programs and have separate budgets from the OpenStreetMap Foundation. If you want to contact the organisers of a regional SotM, it is preferable to contact them directly.

Contact us

Get in touch

Get in touch with State of the Map team.

If you are interested in sponsoring the international SotM, please contact State of the Map team.

See Past Sponsors

Can you help?

Organising a SotM is a huge effort! But it can be broken down to small and straightforward tasks. We are looking for you! Are you interested in taking over one of our tasks? This page shows you what we’re doing – maybe there’s something here that you can help with. Or ask us for more details of tasks you are interested in!

Who we are

2019 Members 2019 Local (Heidelberg/Germany) Team
  • Benoit Fournier
  • Christine Karch (lead)
  • Gregory Marler
  • Marco Minghini
  • Mikel Maron (also on OSMF Board)
  • Michael Reichert
  • Adam Rousell
  • Alexander Zipf
  • Benjamin Herfort
  • Carolin Klonner
  • Christina Ludwig
  • Fabian Kowatsch
  • Julian Bruns
  • Lukas Loos
  • Martin Raifer (lead)
  • Melanie Eckle (HOT Board)
  • Michael Auer
  • Rafael Troilo
  • Sabrina Marx
  • Sven Lautenbach
  • Yair Grinberger


See StateoftheMap Organizing Committee minutes for previous public minutes (while public minutes do not exist for every meeting, the Organising Committee is active).

The organising committee meets every other week via conference call. In about 2 months before the event, the frequency will be increased to once a week.

Past committees

The membership of this committee varies each year to some extent, as the conference moves to different locations.

2018 Members 2018 Local Team 2018 Event Volunteers
  • Benoit Fournier
  • Christine Karch
  • Gregory Marler
  • Michael Reichert
  • Mikel Maron (also on OSMF Board)
  • Rob Nickerson (lead)
  • Alessandro Palmas
  • Alessandro Saretta
  • Francesca Ussani
  • Francesco Frassinelli
  • Giovanna Ranci Ortigosa
  • Marco Minghini
  • Maria Antonia Brovelli
  • Marta Erica Arosio
  • Maurizio Napolitano
  • Michael Montani
  • Anna Rosati
  • Aurelio Cilia
  • Candan Eylül Kilsedar
  • Cristian Consonni
  • Daniele Oxoli
  • Durgesh Nandini
  • Fabio Cattaneo
  • Federica Gaspari
  • Gautam Kishore Shahi
  • Lorenzo Stucchi
  • Marco Brancolini
  • Miloš Stojiljković
  • Simone De Santis
2017 Members 2017 Local Team
  • Benoit Fournier
  • Christine Karch
  • Gregory Marler
  • Mikel Maron (also on OSMF Board)
  • Rob Nickerson (lead)
  • Daniel Kastl
  • Hiroshi Miura (OSMF Japan)
  • Hirotaka Hayashi
  • Hiroyuki Kimura
  • IIDA Satoshi (OSMF Japan)
  • Jun Meguro (Aizuwakamatsu city officials)
  • Katsuyuki Sakanoshita
  • Kinya Inoue (OSMF Japan)
  • Mariko Nozawa
  • Mizue Murakami
  • Satoshi Iida
  • Shun Shimizu
  • Taichi Furuhashi (OSMF Japan)
  • Takehiro Watanabe (OSMF Japan)
  • Taro Matsuzawa
  • Tatsuhiro Miyamori
  • Yuichiro Nishimura
  • Yukito Maruta
2016 Members 2014 Members 2013 Members
  • Alex Barth
  • Alyssa Wright
  • Christine Karch
  • Gregory Marler
  • Henk Hoff
  • Jessi Mann
  • Mikel Maron (also on OSMF Board)
  • Rob Nickerson (lead)
  • Serge Wroclawski
  • Tatiana Van Campenhout

2016 local(Brussels) Team:

  • Alexandre Jaillon
  • Ben Abelshausen
  • Benoit Fournier
  • Joost Schouppe
  • Julien Fastré
  • Marc Ducobu
  • Pieter-Jan Pauwels
  • Tobrun Van Nuland
  • Gonzalo Gabriel Perez (main coordinator)
  • Fernando Sanz
  • Nicolás Alvarez
  • Miguel Angel Blanco
  • Germán Carrasco
  • Malena Libman
  • María Inés Szychowski
  • Juan Pablo Kutianski
  • Mauricio Miranda
  • Germán Carrasco
  • Henk Hoff (OSMF Board)
  • Henk Hoff (OSMF Board, Chair)
  • Floris Looijesteijn
  • Steve Coast
  • Deb Tankersley
  • Taichi Furuhashi
  • Daniel Kastl
  • Hal Seki

The 2013 Local team (in Birmingham) was:

  • Brian Prangle
  • Andy Robinson
  • Andrew McKenzie
  • Andy Mabbett
  • Mike Duffy
  • Matt Williams
  • Jonathan Harley
  • Stuart Lester
  • Rob Nickerson
  • Shaun McDonald
  • Nick Whitelegg
  • Florian Lainez
  • Gregory Marler
2012 Members 2011 Members 2010 Members
  • Henk Hoff (OSMF Board, Chair)
  • Floris Looijesteijn
  • Steve Coast (OSMF Board)
  • Deb Tankersley
  • Taichi Furuhashi
  • Daniel Kastl
  • Hal Seki
  • Daisuke Yoshida
  • Toshikazu Seto
  • Satoshi Iida
  • Yuichiro Nishimura
  • Henk Hoff (OSMF Board, Chair)
  • Floris Looijesteijn: program, website
  • Hurricane Coast: lead local, sponsorships
  • Bojan Sobocan: scholarships
  • Steve Coast (OSMF Board): local, sponsorships
  • Ariann Nassel: local
  • Deb Tankersley: local
  • Charlotte Wolter : press releases
  • Serge Wroclawski: workshops, scholarships
  • Sam Larsen: program, sponsorship
  • Peter Batty: FOSS4G bridge
  • Iván Sánchez Ortega: program
  • Henk Hoff skype:toffehoff (OSMF Board, Chair)
  • Martijn van Exel skype:mvexel
  • Floris Looijesteijn skype:floris1978
  • Arjan Spigt skype:arjanspigt
  • Hurricane McEwen skype:hurricanemcewen
  • Nick Black skype:nickb_sk
  • Bojan Sobocan skype:bojansobocan
  • Will King skype:geodatasolutions
  • Emilie Laffray skype:melaskia
  • Richard Weait skype:rweait
  • Steve Coast (OSMF Board) skype:stevecoast
  • Iván Sánchez Ortega skype:ivansanchezortega
2009 Members

Additional support during 2015 & 2016 venue bid process

  • Randy Meech
  • Richard Weait