Schedule & Program




, 4th October Summary & Social Events

Arrive in Detroit on Thursday for an optional afternoon city tour and welcome happy hour. We’ll have tour details and tickets available soon!


, 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.

Detroit: The Best Open Map in the World Dexter Slusarski, City of Detroit Blight to Boom: Collaborating to Map Change Janine Yoong, Mapillary
Building Abroad Community Kiana Ziola, KAART Mapping Accuracy in OpenStreetMap: Dealing with the Volunteer Mapper’s Motivation and Quality Data Contribution Odeam Valerie Osuamkpe, UniqueMappersTeam Port Harcourt-University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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? Manohar Erikipati, Emily Chow, Mapbox
Space to the Power of X Kevin Bullock, DigitalGlobe OSM: All Your (Esri) Base (Imagery) Are Belong to Us john gravois, esri OpenStreetMap as an AWS Public Dataset and Its Uses Joe Flasher, Amazon Web Services
Lightning Talks
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 Martijn van Exel, OpenStreetMap US
Historical Change Mapping Using OSM as a Platform Matthew A Hanson, Development Seed OSM vs. Blockchain to Tell the Historical Mapping Story Jeremy Lechtzin, StreetDeets SharedStreets: Making Streets Interoperable Kevin Webb, SharedStreets


, 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.

Mapeo: Offline Editable Maps That Stay In Sync Across Mobile and Desktop Karissa McKelvey, Digital Democracy 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 Tyler Radford, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) The Road Towards Diversity in OSM Still Needs to be Mapped Miriam Gonzalez, Geochicas and OpenStreetMap Latam
Lightning Talks Various Speakers


, 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.