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Organized by

OpenStreetMap Austria  TU Vienna, Research Group Cartography
Supported by:

International Cartographic Association     Vienna Convention Bureau
Open Government Data Konferenz 2011
Teaching Support Center

Hosting by:



Welcome to the 1st European State of the Map Conference of the OpenStreetMap project held 15th-17th July 2011 in Vienna, Austria.

Thank you!

Attendees of State of the Map Europe 2011

Thank everybody for making it such a great conference!

Photos on flickr tagged with sotmeu11.


During the conference, all presentations are recorded if the speaker gives his/her permission. You will find these recordings on the Schedule page (little camera icon camera icons next to the title of the presentation).

The recordings are facilitated through the support of the Teaching Support Center of the Vienna University of Technology.

Conference Proceedings

Some presenters also provided papers on their work, which are collected in the conference proceedings. Download them here (beware, 16.7mb) and check out all the background information, details on the methodology and literature references.

Gold Sponsor: Mozilla

We are glad to announce another Gold sponsor for SotM-Europe: Mozilla


Mozilla's mission is to promote openness, innovation and opportunity
on the web. OpenStreetMap helps to bring along that vision in its own
space, and therefore Mozilla supports those efforts strongly and is
proud to be a Gold sponsor.

– William Quiviger, Mozilla

Silver Sponsor: Tupalo

Happy to announce as a Silver sponsor for SotM-Europe! is a local search community where close to 4 million people every month discover, review and share the best local businesses around the World, such as Restaurants in Vienna and Beauty Salons in Rotterdam. As long-time fans of the OpenStreetMap initiative, we have integrated OSM local data into our listings pages and are working on a way to feed the collaborative efforts of the community back into the OSM data set. Founded in 2007, is live in 5 EU countries and is headquartered in Vienna, Austria, with additional operations in Rotterdam and Warsaw.

– Mike Borras,

Gold Sponsor: Bing Maps

We are extremely happy to announce our second Gold sponsor: Bing Maps.

Bing Maps

The Bing Maps Platform brings location data to life by making it easier to visualize, understand, and analyze. The rich imagery, quality geospatial data, and leading-edge technology of Bing Maps is already being used by thousands of organizations, governments, and developers worldwide.

– Luke Gregory, Microsoft

Silver Sponsor: iosphere

Happy to announce iosphere as our next Silver sponsor for SotM-Europe.


iosphere GmbH is the development team behind the popular OffMaps 2 which combines OpenStreetMap with Wikipedia articles and restaurant recommendations for a unique travel guide on the iPhone, iPod and iPad. The app is the first among several apps powered by the company's own QuartzMaps vector rendering framework. QuartzMaps is a native Apple iOS map framework and can be licensed for use in other apps. The company also creates software and apps for reputed clients such as and offers consulting services around OSM.

– Felix Lamouroux, iosphere GmbH

Silver Sponsor: Esri

We are grateful to welcome a further Silver sponsor for SotM-Europe: Esri.


Esri's sponsorship and participation in open source geospatial events gives us the opportunity to dialogue with the GIS and open source technologists to obtain feedback from open source developers and users, and share our experiences as well. Our goal is to ensure that feedback from these discussions is reflected in future Esri products and business direction, with the intention of continuing to help the geospatial community.

– Frank Holsmuller, Esri

Keynote: Muki Haklay

Muki Haklay

After Steve Coast last week, we are very pleased to confirm the second keynote speaker for the European OpenStreetMap conference (SotM-Europe) in Vienna: Muki Haklay, researcher at UCL London. Muki is no stranger to the OSM community: If you attended former SotM-conferences you probably know him and his exciting research on OSM data quality as well as the characteristics of mappers.

This year we would like to establish a special focus on research with a relation to OpenStreetMap. Muki will make the perfect connection between the OSM community and the research world with his talk "Observing from afar or joining the action: OSM and GIScience research". We are looking forward to his keynote!

If you haven't registered yet, make sure to get your ticket now!

Gold Sponsor: infoware

With infoware we can announce our first Gold sponsor for SotM-Europe.


infoware GmbH develops technology and solutions for mapping, routing and navigation on OSM data. The provided solutions are available for desktop, web and smartphones.

– Jan Gehm, infoware GmbH (Bonn, Germany)


State of the Map Europe wouldn't be possible without the support from our sponsors:


Bing Maps