State of the Map 2019 is taking place from 21 to 23 September 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany. We have created an exciting program with you—the OpenStreetMap community. For the duration of the conference, we have rooms set aside for breakout sessions that can be booked by groups of mutual interest, or used without prior planning.

  • 21 September: conference begins with a keynote speech, followed by a day of presentations and workshops
  • 22 September: day 2 of more presentations and workshops plus a whole track of academic talks selected by our scientific committee
  • 23 September: the final day continues more talks and workshops

General Track


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09:30 Opening
SotM Working Group
10:00 Keynote: Open up! Why digital mobility needs participation
Christian Förster, Dietmar Seifert
10:30 Keynote
Karen M. Sandler
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Get to know OSGeo and how OSGeo is connected to OpenStreetMap
Astrid Emde
Data Quality and Feature Extraction at scale with RoboSat.pink
Olivier Courtin
Introduction to OSM: How it's made and how it's used
Thomas Skowron, Frederik Ramm
Mapping public transport and cycling itineraries using JOSM's PT_Assistant plugin
12:00 “Keepin' it fresh (and good)!” - Continuous Ingestion of OSM Data at Facebook
Saurav Mohapatra
Human Mapping with Machine Data
Christopher Beddow, Edoardo Neerhut
12:30 Driving South East Asia Forward with OpenStreetMap
Jinal Foflia
Assisted Intelligence - How we map with the support of new technologies
Felix Delattre, Surabhi Singh
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Photo in the courtyard of the Mathematikon building
14:30 ODbL license compatibility
Kathleen Lu
Lightning Talks I
Various Speakers
Share Edits and Insights with the Overpass Tools
Roland Olbricht
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Manfred Reiter
15:00 Communication and Knowledge Transfer in OSM
Hanna Krüger
OsmInEdit : a simple indoor editor
Adrien Pavie, Hannes Geißelmann, Andreas Dirks, Thomas Sonntag
15:30 Past and Future of the OSMF Membership Working Group
Michael Spreng
Observe - offline, cross-platform field mapping tool for OpenStreetMap
Sajjad Anwar
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 OSM Data: From Digital to Physical Design
Yantisa Akhadi
Lightning Talks II
Various Speakers
Board + Working Groups meeting
Joost Schouppe
uMap for newbies
Manfred Reiter
17:00 CyclOSM, a bicycle oriented render for every cyclist
Lucas Verney, Florimond Berthoux
VR Map: Using OSM Data In a WebVR Environment
Robert Kaiser
17:30 How to use OpenStreetMap data with the Desktop GIS QGIS
Astrid Emde
Hikar - OSM Augmented Reality for Walkers across Europe
Nick Whitelegg


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09:00 Academic track
09:30 Flexible Routing with GraphHopper
Peter Karich
"Mapathon, mapathon, mapathon!"
Séverin Menard, Nicolas Chavent
Academic track
10:00 Imagery Solutions in OpenStreetMap
Kevin Bullock
OSMF local chapters in countries of the Global South what can we learn from OSM associations dynamics in French-speaking southern countries of Africa and the Caribbean ?
Séverin Menard, Nicolas Chavent
Academic track Lightning Talks Scholars I
SotM Scholars
10:30 Lightning Talks III
Various Speakers
Tales from the Tasking Manager
Ramya Ragupathy, Wille Marcel Lima Malheiro, Felix Delattre
Academic track Lightning Talks Scholars II
SotM Scholars
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Overview of map serving architectures
Paul Norman
“Our Falkirk”: Mitigating the Impacts of Poverty using OSM Data Themes
Alison Moon
Academic track Bilingual Breakout Session
Séverin Menard, Nicolas Chavent
First steps with OpenStreetMap editors
Angjelina Dervishaj
12:00 Customizing Search for Special-Interest Maps
Sarah Hoffmann
OSM Quality Mapping : Metrics to monitor Buildings outbounds
Pierre Béland
Academic track
12:30 Is your OSM App spying on you?
Thomas Skowron
Bringing Validation to Users: Integrating Quality Assurance Checks into Map Editors
David Manzer, Matthew Gibb, Clarisse Abalos
Academic track
13:00 Lunch
14:00 What's behind JOSM?
Vincent Privat
Spatial indexes for OSM in PostGIS
Felix Kunde
Academic track Diversity and Inclusion in OSM
Patricia Solis, Miriam Gonzalez, Heather Leson
Using OSMCha to understand bad edits
Andrey Golovin, Wille Marcel Lima Malheiro
14:30 Mapping solar panels can save megatons of CO2
Dan Stowell, Jerry Clough
Lightning Talks IV
Various Speakers
Academic track
15:00 National Trust - Managing a Path inventory in OSM: Towards an Open Paths standard in OSM for the UK
Huw Davies
OSM data processing with PostgreSQL/PostGIS
Jochen Topf
Academic track Local Chapters Congress
Joost Schouppe
15:30 OpenDatathon activities in Japan
Shinji Enoki
Academic track
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Notes: Can we do better. Experiences and Ideas from the Frontline.
Chris Fleming
Mapper's privacy
Roland Olbricht
Academic track Lightning Talks Scholars III
SotM Scholars
JOSM Turn Restriction : Improving Data Quality
Harry Mahardhika Machmud
17:00 Is the OSM data model creaking?
Martin Lucas-Smith, CycleStreets
Teams for OpenStreetMap
Marc Farra
Academic track Nomad Maps, an andean cartographic itinerancy by bike
Alban Vivert
17:30 Broken Promises and Technical Difficulties
Ilya Zverev
Lightning Talks V
Various Speakers
Academic track


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09:30 Qwant Maps: Geocode the World with OSM Data
Guillaume, Adrien Matissart, J.B. Griesner
OSM2World: 3D OSM in your browser
Tobias Knerr
The Next Generation of Mappers: Learning from YouthMappers
Jessica Bergmann
OpenStreetMap and Wikidata: Awesome Together
Eugene Alvin Villar
10:00 Routing for humans
Sebastian Ritterbusch
Collaborative cartography of cycling infrastructure for route and thematic maps in Medellin, Colombia
Natalia da Silveira Arruda, Monica Alvarez Valle
10:30 Mapping Mobility in Stockport
Sam Milsom
Lightning Talks VI
Various Speakers
OpenStreetMap in Croatia
Hrvoje Bogner
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 Caretography - Mapping Difficult Issues with OpenStreetMap during Difficult Times
David Garcia, Martin Dittus
Integrating and validating open data in OSM using street pictures
Adrien Pavie
New processes to agree on tagging suggestions and their interaction with the editing software available on openstreetmap.org
Roland Olbricht
Custom Presets Creation using JOSM
Harry Mahardhika Machmud
12:00 Introduce OpenPlaceReviews and connect to OpenStreetMap
Victor Shcherb
12:30 Access to Prosperity: Quantifying Infrastructure Impact With OSM
Davey Lovin
Lightning Talks VII
Various Speakers
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Pedestrian routing in complex areas : the case of Paris railway stations
Antoine Riche
Norway: Successful deployment of OSM in Public Transport
Johan Wiklund
Participatory Mapping for Open Counties
Zacharia Muindi
ImproveOSM - MissingRoads workshop
Beata Tautan-Jancso, Dumitru Laura
14:30 Automatically annotate a pedestrian route with OSM landmarks
Frédéric Rodrigo
Public Transport Navigation using OpenStreetMap by OsmAnd
Victor Shcherb, Eugene Kizevic
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Ebrahim Hasanzadeh
15:00 no recording From car routing to train routing
Denis Cheynet
OSM Vector Tiles in custom coordinate systems
Jiri Komarek
State of the Map Bangladesh: Transforming A Resilient Community by Institutionalizing OSM
Tasauf A Baki Billah (Ribin)
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Closing
SotM Working Group

Academic Track


09:00 Bridging the Map? Exploring Interactions between the Academic and Mapping Communities in OpenStreetMap
Yair Grinberger
09:30 no recording OpenStreetMap as Space
Dipto Sarkar
10:00 Analysis of OSM data through OSM-Notes user posting
Toshikazu Seto
10:30 A novel application of models of species abundance to better understand OpenStreetMap Community structure and interactions
Peter Mooney
11:00 Coffee break
11:30 no recording Towards Scalable Geospatial Remote Sensing for Efficient OSM Labeling
Rui Zhang, Marcus Freitag
12:00 Estimating latent energy demand of buildings
Milojevic-Dupont Nikola, Steffen Lohrey
12:30 Client-side route planning: preprocessing the OpenStreetMap road network for Routable Tiles
Harm Delva
13:00 Lunch
14:00 Intrinsic assessment of OpenStreetMap contribution patterns through Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
Marco Minghini
14:30 Corporate Editors in the Evolving Landscape of OpenStreetMap: A Close Investigation of the Impact to the Map & Community
Jennings Anderson
15:00 Exploring the Effects of Pokémon Go Vandalism on OpenStreetMap
Levente Juhász
15:30 Analyzing the spatio-temporal patterns and impacts of large-scale data production events in OpenStreetMap
Yair Grinberger
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Development after Displacement: Using OSM data to measure SDG indicators at informal settlements
Hannah Friedrich
17:00 Analysis of OpenStreetMap data quality at different stages of a participatory mapping process: Evidence from informal urban settings
Godwin Yeboah
17:30 Assessing the Completeness of Urban Green Spaces in OpenStreetMap
Christina Ludwig