Why Attend SOTMUS 2017?

Learn. Collaborate. Network.

State of the Map US (SOTMUS) is an annual gathering of people, organizations and companies that use OpenStreetMap. It will happen at CU Boulder, featuring talks and panels on both Friday and Saturday (Oct 20 and 21) with workshops and field trips on Sunday (Oct 22).

This is an amazing opportunity to meet a group of talented and passionate mappers in a variety of industries from all around the world, right here in Boulder. You will have the opportunity to hear about the cutting edge uses of OpenStreetMap data and a chance to talk to the people who are doing it.

What are Talks Like?

SOTMUS 2017 will include over 40 speakers, 30 lightning presentations, panels, workshops and activities. Speakers represent a wide variety of organizations and groups from dozens of startups and big name companies to non-profits, governments, and more.

Major themes in this years talks include:

  • Machine Learning + Machine Vision

  • Humanitarian Mapping Efforts

  • Validation of Map Quality

  • Open Data + Government

See the full program here.

Opportunities to get Involved!


SOTMUS is all volunteer run. During the conference we will need more volunteers to help with the registration booth, directing people, and answering general questions. This is an incredible opportunity for students to network with attendees. If you are interested in volunteering, please add your name here.

Exhibit Current Work

Alongside exhibits from the sponsors, SOTMUS hopes to showcase some of the work that students are currently doing. If you are interested in exhibiting a project, please fill out this form.

Who Will Be There?

Each of the sponsoring companies and organizations listed below will have a presence at the conference. Attend to get a chance to interact with them in person!