Published: Oct. 3, 2017

The OpenStreetMap conference, State of the Map US, will take place on the CU Boulder campus Oct. 20–22. OpenStreetMap is a free, editable and open map of the world created by volunteers from across the globe.

2017 State of the Map US in Boulder, ColoradoAbout the conference

The conference brings together a range of creators and users of mapping technology and data to share ideas, technologies and inspiration. State of the Map US will provide CU Boulder students, faculty and staff with unique opportunities to engage through presentations, workshops and networking. 

About the map

Often called the “Wikipedia of maps,” OpenStreetMap enables anyone to contribute to a single, feature-rich map of the world. Because the map data is free and held under an open-content license, anyone can use it to create maps for businesses, schools, local governments or any other purpose they wish.

If you go

Who: Open to the public
What: State of the Map US 2017
When: 8 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22
Where: Across campus
RSVP: Required

Members range from mapping enthusiasts who contribute knowledge of their local communities or use satellite imagery to improve the map to geodata experts who bring technical skills to the creation of the map and professional users who leverage OpenStreetMap data commercially.

Be part of the community

Tickets are available with special rates for students, individuals, corporate participants and other supporters.

Additionally, heavily discounted blocks of tickets are available to CU Boulder students. Departments may purchase these tickets in blocks of five for $50 (or $10 per ticket) compared to the standard $35 student ticket. Departments or individuals interested in learning more about discounted blocks should email

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