Schedule & Program




, 4th October Summary & Social Events

Arrive in Detroit on Thursday for an optional afternoon city tour and welcome happy hour.

Take a professionally-led, two-hour bus tour through the heart of Detroit, learning about the city's innovative past. Tickets are an extra cost on top of the State of the Map US ticket and are available on the ticket website.
Geochicas is convening a pre-event gathering at Ready Player One to meet other women who are interested in closing the gender gap and working towards diversity in our communities. Geochicas welcomes anyone who perceives herself as a woman.
Everyone is invited to an evening social event at Ready Player One hosted by Loveland Technologies.


, 5th October Summary & Social Events

Registration in the morning at Cobo Hall. Get here early to pick up your badge, t-shirt, and to find a seat for the start of the program. Sessions and workshops will occur throughout the day. Hear from your fellow OpenStreetMap community members about what they’re working on. Lunch will be provided; if it’s a beautiful Fall day, the Detroit riverfront is just steps away.

Please see here for the full workshop schedule!

Beth Niblock, CIO, City of Detroit
Detroit: The Best Open Map in the World Dexter Slusarski, City of Detroit Blight to Boom: Collaborating to Map Change Janine Yoong, Mapillary
Transportation as a Service – Using OSM at Lyft to Improve Your Ride Alexandra Kazakova and Renee Park, Lyft OSM In Every Car… Closer Than You May Think Philipp Kandal, Telenav
Automotive Panel TBD
Building Abroad Community Kiana Ziola, KAART The Road Towards Diversity in OSM Still Needs to be Mapped Miriam Gonzalez, Geochicas and OpenStreetMap Latam
Validation Of The Users, By The Users, For The Users Matthew Gibb, Radiant Solutions POI Data Illuminated Diana Shkolnikov, StreetCred Can We Validate Every Change On OSM? Lukas Martinelli, Mapbox
Space to the Power of X Kevin Bullock, DigitalGlobe OSM: All Your (Esri Vector) Base Are Belong To Us Jessica Acosta Rodriguez, Esri OpenStreetMap as an AWS Public Dataset and Its Uses Joe Flasher, Amazon Web Services
Lightning Talks Jake Sigal, Dani Waltersdorfer, Bryan Housel, Thomas Hervey, Nuala Cowan, Emmor Nile
The Machine Mappers Are Coming Eric Gundersen, Mapbox OSM at Facebook Drishtie Patel, Facebook, Inc
Discover Rural America Clifford Snow Inclusive Pedestrian Mapping: OpenSidewalks, AccessMap, and Accessibility Nick Bolten, University of Washington, Taskar Center, OpenSidewalks The OpenStreetMap US Camera Lending Program Toby Murray and Martijn van Exel, OpenStreetMap US
Historical Change Mapping Using OSM as a Platform Marc Farra, Development Seed OSM vs. Blockchain to Tell the Historical Mapping Story Jeremy Lechtzin, StreetDeets SharedStreets: Making Streets Interoperable Kevin Webb, SharedStreets
Join your fellow attendees for drinks and food at HopCat Detroit. Discuss what you learned, why you are excited and relax before the next day!


, 6th October Summary & Social Events

Get ready for another great day of talks. Registration will still be open if you’re just getting in. Lunch is provided on Saturday as well.

Join us Saturday evening for a reception at the Michigan Science Center. We’ll have food and beverages of all types, six planetarium showings, and free run of the museum for hours.

OSM in World Bank Operations: Analyzing Green Space in Tbilisi, Georgia Charles Fox, The World Bank OSM for Disaster Management: City Wide Mapping Project (Jakarta,Surabaya and Semarang) Harry Mahardhika Machmud, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Indonesia
MapRules: Custom Tagging Presets & Validation Rules Max Grossman and Clarisse Abalos, Radiant Solutions United States Destination Tags David Koons, Kaart
Connecting Educators to OSM Community Members & Vice Versa: A Discussion Celeste Reynolds, Mashpee (MA) High School Connecting Educators to OSM Community Members & Vice Versa: A Discussion Derek Sheets, Stranahan High School, Broward County Public Schools
Microgrants to OSM Communities: What Worked, What Didn't Rebecca Firth, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Climate Change Impact Assessments with OpenStreetMap Ethan Nelson, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Mapping Accuracy in OpenStreetMap: Dealing with the Volunteer Mapper’s Motivation and Quality Data Contribution Victor Sunday, UniqueMappersTeam Port Harcourt-University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Lightning Talks Jerry Paffendorf, Rebecca Firth, Michelle Steigerwalt, Minh Nguyen, George Hunt, Josh Campbell
Join your fellow attendees at the Michigan Science Center, 5020 John R St. Can you say planetarium? It will be running! Have a drink, eat some food and explore the museum. To get here, take the QLine, rideshare, or bikeshare straight up Woodward Ave.


, 7th October Summary & Social Events

Stick around on Sunday for morning sessions, workshops, and the closing session. We’ll also organize some optional tours Sunday afternoon.

Lightning Talks Ryan King, Miriam Gonzalez, Simon Shapiro, Holly Krambeck, Dale Kunce