It’s that time again! The time when we ask the OpenStreetMap US community to have the next State of the Map US. What’s State of the Map US, you ask? It’s only the biggest and best gathering of OpenStreetMap community members from around the world! Where we talk about our incredible community and its innovations over the last year. Check out the program from last year to see what it’s like.
We know you want it in your backyard, so we invite cities, towns, universities, etc. (a.k.a. place=city, place=town, amenity=university, residential=etc) to prepare a bid for the 2018 or 2019 conferences. Please see the details below so you can discuss and prepare with your colleagues.
To get started – some guidance on what we mean when we say “Letter of Intent”: We’re not looking for a complete bid with all the confirmed details of venue and budget. We’re interested in hearing from groups of people who are excited to work with the OpenStreetMap US board and the rest of the planning committee to build a successful event.
If you are interested in hosting State of the Map US 2018 (or 2019), send your Letter of Intent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, February 16th, 2018. As you prepare, please feel free to ask the Board, previous organizers, and the OpenStreetMap community your questions! Slack, email, Morse Code all work. Or do they…?
The Letter of Intent should be a maximum of 3 pages and should include, though not limited to, the following information:
We hope you will consider hosting State of the Map US. When doing that considering, know you are not alone. The State of the Map US board will help with leading program decisions, day-of logistics, accounting, ticketing, t-shirts, design, and more.
We are lucky to be coming off the heels of an amazingly well-run State of the Map US in Boulder and we look forward to working with you to make our next State of the Map US another collective success.