State of the Map 2013

the OpenStreetMap event: 6-8 September 2013

We've been asked about our logo. It's a stylised version of the statue which stands in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre.

The Bull Ring is Birmingham's retail heart, having been a public market since the year 1154. It has become an iconic part of Birmingham leading to the bull itself becoming an icon of the city.

You can go and be photographed next to this imposing bull statue and people in the know will immediately guess that you have been in Birmingham. The Bullring centre is located about 10 minutes' walk from Aston University, the State of the Map venue.

Birmingham Bull

Photo credit: Stephen Cannon on flickr, CC-BY-NC-SA