Join State of the Map SEE

 

State of the Map Southeast Europe is a three-day conference which brings together stakeholders in the OpenStreetMap and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) ecosystem.

Mappers, software developers, academicians, NGOs, business leaders and users of OpenStreetMap from Southeastern Europe countries will come together to create opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking and partnerships.

We have chosen Prizren for this year’s conference, Kosovo’s cultural capital, with a long history of serving as a meeting point of communities who share the same values in terms of culture and religious tolerance.

Topics

Topics from OpenStreetMap, Geographic Information Systems and underlying technologies.

Keynote Speakers

Just below

Conference Language

The conference is held in English.

SPEAKERS

We’re recruiting speakers. We’d love to have you. Please fill out our Call for Speakers.

Guillaume Rischard
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Guillaume Rischard

Jo Polyglot
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Jo Polyglot

OpenStreetMap Belgium

Vasile Craciunescu
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Vasile Craciunescu

GEO-SPATIAL.ORG Association

Nemanja Bračko
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Nemanja Bračko

Microsoft

Felix Delattre
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Felix Delattre

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Sidorela Uku
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Sidorela Uku

Open Labs Hackerspace

Amanti Lulo
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Amanti Lulo

MaptimeTirana

Tõnis Kärdi
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Tõnis Kärdi

OSGeo

Thomas Skowron
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Thomas Skowron

Jonathan Beliën
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Jonathan Beliën

OpenStreetMap Belgium

Till Adams
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Till Adams

terrestris, mundialis, OSGeo, OSGeo Europe, FOSSGIS, OpenStreetMap

Branko Kokanovic
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Branko Kokanovic

Boris Budini
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Boris Budini

Collective68

Danijel Schorlemmer
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Danijel Schorlemmer

German Research Centre for Geosciences

Quincy Morgan
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Quincy Morgan

iD Editor

Angjelina Dervishaj
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Angjelina Dervishaj

Municipality of Tirana

Ilya Zverev
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Ilya Zverev

Juno Lab

Genc Salja
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Genc Salja

Municipality of Tirana

Seán Lynch
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Seán Lynch

OpenLitterMap

Schuyler Erle
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Schuyler Erle

Lloyd Emelle
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Lloyd Emelle

Code for Philly, Code for America

Jeton Ahmetaj
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Jeton Ahmetaj

FLOSSK

Ovidiu Voda
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Ovidiu Voda

Mapillary

Octavian Borcan
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Octavian Borcan

HERE Technologies

PROGRAM

The detailed program will be published closer to the dates of the event.

Mapathon

Bring your laptop if you can.

150

Workshop Room

Registration

60

Main Room

Opening

15

Main Room

Keynote

55

Main Room

Schuyler Erle

Schuyler Erle has been involved in Free and Open Source mapping and GIS over 15 years. Among other activities, he helped found the OpenLayers project, the OSGeo Foundation, and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. He has worked on open mapping and data projects for UNICEF, the World Bank, the New York Public Library, the US Library […]

Dinner

90

Mess Hall

Film showing

33

Main Room

Registration

45

Foyer

Who cares about Community? Or: Why data and tools for maps should be Free

Geodata and GI-Software offer great economic potential, not only for those who develop solutions, but also for the society that benefits from these solutions. The base for Free Data and Software is the community that forms around it. Many examples show how lively communities send signals, which in turn ensure growth and a further heterogenization of the community itself and evokes impulses for the perception and use and thus makes those, who still hold hands over data or code contemplative.

55 min

Main Room

Till Adams

Till is one of the founders of the German language FOSSGIS conference series and joined his first OSGeo Conference in Minneapolis in 2005 before it was even called FOSS4G. Till also put a lot of effort into building the local and regional community and helped form FOSSGIS e.V., the legal body of the German language […]

Turn right after the red house? How open data and OSM changes directions in Kosovo

Kosovo recently gave itself street names and addresses. A look at how OpenStreetMap helps driving their usage, at how the community received and processed open data, and at what's next.

25

Main Room

Guillaume Rischard

Guillaume is a data consultant and open data advocate from Luxembourg. He’s been actively mapping all over the world since 2011. He was instrumental in getting some of Kosovo’s geographical information released for OpenStreetMap, and helped make the data useable by mappers. He is one of the creators of the Luxembourg open data portal, and […]

https://stereo.lu

Workshop: Cartography

I will teach how to use blender to create astonishing shaded relief maps.

55

Workshop Room

Amanti Lulo

Amanti is the founder of the local chapter of Maptime in Tirana and has a passion for contributing to OpenStreetMap, mainly by adding data that no one knows they need… yet.

https://harta.xyz%20

Why (and how to) switch to OpenStreetMap ?

Almost everyone use nowadays maps on a daily basis ; it could be with an app on your phone or online. Most of the people use Google Maps (or other solutions from big companies) but I'll (try to) convince you that it's easy to use OpenStreetMap but also why OpenStreetMap is a better option when it comes to maps, not only for your website but also for your daily life (app of your phone, navigation, ...).

25

Main Room

Jonathan Beliën

Jonathan is a developer with a 15+ years of experience in web development and GIS (Geographic Information System). He supports the open-source movement by now using, developing and promoting open-source solutions and open-data in the company he works for, to his customers (private and governmental) but also more widely by joining the board of OpenStreetMap […]

https://jbelien.be/

Crowd-sourced open geographic data for humanitarian action

The OpenStreetMap project is the largest database of freely usable geoinformation. The project has allowed over a million people to jointly create a worldwide digital map. It can also be used to map particularly vulnerable places and the data is extensively used by aid organisations and government agencies. This talk gives an insight about how humanitarian organizations use OpenStreetMap for the good.

25

Main Room

Felix Delattre

Felix Delattre is an information technologist, software architect and development project manager with a passion for geographic information science. His focus is on innovation through participation, open data and free technologies. He works as a Technical Projects Manager for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

https://hotosm.org

Usage of geospatial technology in the Municipality of Tirana

This talk will present methods used to implement municipal data and GIS components used for the creation of GIS system. The different layers used and the technical challenges we faced.

25

Main Room

Genc Salja

Phd.Cand.Eng. Genc SALJA: Born in Shkodra, 1989. Lives in Tirana. Completed studies in Geodetic Engineering in 2012. He started PhD studies in 2014. His work experience includes: Geodetic engineer in the private sector, GIS Expert for an EU Project, Freelancer for TomTom; Guest Lecturer at the Polytechnic University of Tirana; Specialist in the GIS Sector […]

Workshop: Working with OpenStreetMap Data

OpenStreetMap is a rich resource of geo data that can be harvested and built upon. This session shows how to extract OSM data, work with small datasets and scale up to large ones. Processing software will be presented and demonstrated on a number of examples.

55

Workshop Room

Thomas Skowron

Thomas Skowron is an OSM contributor, member of the German Local Chapter FOSSGIS and developer of several tools for working with OSM data. He is head of programme for FOSSGIS Conference 2020. He consults businesses on the use of OpenStreetMap and implements software and process solutions. His passion is the adoption of vector tiles and […]

http://skowron.eu

OpenStreetMap good practices

25

Main Room

Sidorela Uku

Sidorela has studied Computer Engineering. She is a open source user and advocate and also contributes to various FOSS projects like OpenStreetMap, LibreOffice and Wikimedia. She is a board member of Open Labs Hackerspace, a community promoting the idea of free open source technologies, online privacy and open data in Tirana, Albania. Also co-organizer of […]

Lunch

15:00

Foyer

OpenStreetMapS

As we are told, OpenStreetMap is a single global map of the world, editable by anyone and usable anywhere. Mapper in Tanzania has as much say as a mapper in Germany. Cycleways in Philippines can be rendered the same as cycleways in UK. One map to rule them all. Turns out, not so much. Being that big, OSM is not the same for different countries. We have not one, but a hundred slightly varying maps: here you have different road classification, there you don't use landuse=forest. Communities are split by languages and territories. Users mapping with JOSM sometimes mock iD users, and vice versa. You cannot build a map of, say, major roads without understanding specifics of every country on the map. Let's see how mapping rules and communities differ across the world, and what would you need for your map-based service to be viable globally.

25

Main Room

Ilya Zverev

Ilya has been deeply interested in OpenStreetMap since 2010. He tried everything: mapped a lot, proposed tagging schemas, edited a blog and a telegram channel, made two podcasts, organized mapping parties and conferences, wrote JOSM plugins, API tools, editors, geocoders, and various maps. He briefly served on the OSMF Board, made the OSM Awards, and […]

http://ilya.zverev.info

Workshop: Intro to PostgreSQL/PostGIS

PostgreSQL database structures, datatypes, row level security etc. What it is and use examples.

55

Workshop Room

Jeton Ahmetaj

Jeton is a software developer from Prishtina, with experience focused on back-end development using PHP and some of its frameworks like Laravel, Codeigniter and content management systems like WordPress.

How OpenStreetMap and Municipality can benefit each other

During this session Angjelina will talk how municipalities and OSM can benefit each other. The main goal of this talk will be on one hand to explain how municipalities can use data they get from OpenStreetMap for their internal institutional needs or to build citizen-centric services, and on the other hand to explain how (and why) municipalities should contribute in improvement of OSM.

25

Main Room

Angjelina Dervishaj

Angjelina has a degree in Geoinformatics. She is an OSM contributor spending a lot of time to improve the local maps. Currently working for the city of Tirana as an IT specialist. The first research paper she has worked on was “Some Mapping Specifications in the Mining Region of Krasta” which was first introduced in […]

Stepping into Open Source: One Year on iD

At this time last year Quincy Morgan was working at Esri while independently contributing code to iD, the opensource JavaScript editor for OpenStreetMap. A few months later he accepted a full-time position working on the project. In this talk Quincy will present insights from his first year with iD: the process of transitioning from a volunteer to a paid maintainer, the unique challenges of opensource development, strategies for having an effective voice in the community, and the joy of working on your passion.

25

Main Room

Quincy Morgan

Quincy co-maintains the iD Editor for OpenStreetMap. After earning a degree in Geography, releasing his own Swift apps, and working briefly at Esri, he was lucky enough to turn his iD contributions into a full-time paid position in open source. He’s currently traveling while working on UI enhancements for iD aimed at making mapping even […]

Earthquakes and OpenStreetMap

Earthquakes are threatening a large number of regions worldwide with an increasing risk due to urbanization and industrialization. For resilience and mitigation measures it is necessary to understand this risk to society and their assets. We present the main pillars of earthquake hazard models describing the physical shaking of earthquakes and the OpenStreetMap-based exposure model translating the local shaking into probabilistic loss and risk assessments expressed as effects on buildings and people.

25

Main Room

Danijel Schorlemmer

Danijel Schorlemmer is a seismologist working at the German Research Centre for Geosciences. His main research interests are the statistics of earthquakes and earthquake hazard and risk. In the framework of several EU-funded research projects, he is working on classifying every building in Europe in terms of its earthquake vulnerability, reconstruction value, and the number […]

Workshop: PT_Assistant

A plugin for JOSM to help with mapping bus routes and cycling/hiking itineraries. Visualise them and detect issues reported in the validator.

150

Workshop Room

Jo Polyglot

Polyglot has been mapping for OpenStreetMap for more than a decade now. The past 5 years he mentored students to improve JOSM’s PT_Assistant plugin, which makes it easier to map bus, cycling and hiking itineraries.

Mapillary Mobile SDK’s

The Mapillary mobile SDKs enable anyone to build a street-level imagery capture component into their app with custom features. This makes it easier and more convenient for people to collect Mapillary imagery, which they can then use to update and enrich maps.

25

Main Room

Ovidiu Voda

Ovidiu Voda is a passionate digital solutions architect, team builder and manager. Remote software development specialist. He started with GIS back in Nokia days (anyone here remembers about Symbian OS?) working on software for to world first dedicated Navigation phone(Nokia 6110 Navigator). After a few years of wandering he got back to GIS world and […]

http://www.mapillary.com

Crowdsourcing impact in building navigation maps

25

Main Room

Octavian Borcan

Octavian is Sr. Data Acquisition&Community Lead at HERE Technologies, Bucharest office (Romania), a digital mapping company, setting a new course for location technology. He has a strong background in the GIS&IT field, working on multiple projects at regional and international level. Interested in promoting GIS, open data sources/software and technologies.

http://here.com

Dinner

20:30

Mess Hall

The story of geo-spatial.org, the reference point of the Romanian geospatial community

geo-spatial.org is a web portal that contains articles, tutorials and data from geospatial domains of expertise such as: digital cartography, historical cartography, neogeography, virtual terrain modeling, remote sensing, geographical informational systems and global positioning systems. The site was launched in 2007 as a response to the need of communication of a newly born but growing community. geo-spatial.org promotes large scale usage of open source solutions, without ignoring the proprietary ones. It militates for open access to geographical data and it puts forth the map as a universal instrument for communication and recording the relationships between social components (scientific, political, cultural, religious, economical) and their geospatial dimension. The portal is associated with a forum and a mailing list with over 900 members. The main purpose is to become the reference point for the Romanian speaking geo professionals, through the coagulation of an active community that would professionally progress through sharing the knowledge, contributing in the same time to the breeding of the next generation of geospatial specialists.

55

Main Room

Vasile Craciunescu

Vasile Craciunescu is a researcher with more than 17 years experience, working for the Romanian National Meteorological Administration being in charge with the scientific and operational activities related to rapid mapping, air quality data integration, spatial data infrastructure and web-mapping. He received his diploma in cartography and physical geography in 2001. He has a good […]

Assisted Intelligence – How we map with new technologies

Deep learning methods for feature extraction using computer vision are giving concrete results. This talk provides an overview of how feature detection from satellite imagery can provide a seamless experience for mappers in OpenStreetMap. Over the last year the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team facilitated an initiative to test using data derived using machine learning models to improve coordination of groups of mappers, quality of edits and overall experience when mapping in OpenStreetMap. During the talk the concrete results are shown and you will obtain a good idea about the state of machine learning data and tools around OpenStreetMap.

25

Main Room

Felix Delattre

Felix Delattre is an information technologist, software architect and development project manager with a passion for geographic information science. His focus is on innovation through participation, open data and free technologies. He works as a Technical Projects Manager for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

https://hotosm.org

Workshop: Introduction to GeoServer

This workshop is developed for use on the OSGeo-Live 12.0 DVD and is intended to give a comprehensive overview of the GeoServer as a web mapping solution. See details here: https://terrestris.github.io/geoserver-introduction-ws/

55

Workshop Room

Till Adams

Till is one of the founders of the German language FOSSGIS conference series and joined his first OSGeo Conference in Minneapolis in 2005 before it was even called FOSS4G. Till also put a lot of effort into building the local and regional community and helped form FOSSGIS e.V., the legal body of the German language […]

The roadmap of OSM Albania

OpenStreetMap as a community started in 2012 , before that there were just a few edits, mostly the main road and city names on the map. Gradually more people got involved in the project and also created a community at the local hackerspace, hosting mapathons and presentations. On this presentation I will present work done by Albanian OSM community, the progress so far, some tips on hosting activities and mapathons and further plans to improve the map.

25

Main Room

Sidorela Uku

Sidorela has studied Computer Engineering. She is a open source user and advocate and also contributes to various FOSS projects like OpenStreetMap, LibreOffice and Wikimedia. She is a board member of Open Labs Hackerspace, a community promoting the idea of free open source technologies, online privacy and open data in Tirana, Albania. Also co-organizer of […]

Introducing CityZenApp

CityZen is an open source Android app that helps you navigate and explore your city easily. With CityZen you find points of interest near you. The app shows these POIs based on the location of your smartphone, but it does so by respecting your privacy since we don’t keep your navigation data. If you are an OpenStreetMap contributor you can easily add information to the POIs by editing them inside CityZen.

25

Main Room

Boris Budini

Your neighborhood friendly sysadmin. Using open source tools to make sure servers behave better than humans. Joined the Albanian Hackerspace Open Labs in 2014. Ever since, he was blown away from the idea of sharing for the greater good, which then became one of his core morals and has been contributing to various open source […]

http://boris.budini.xyz

OpenLitterMap

Plastic pollution is a global epidemic that requires innovative solutions. Although plastic pollution has a significant & permanent impact on the marine environment, where plastic is entering the oceans, how it moves across space and time or what impact this has on biodiversity or human health is largely unknown. Data and funding to address this global epidemic is basically non-existent however we are at a turning point as never before was it possible to involve huge numbers of people in data collection. To incentivize the most rapid production of global open data the world has ever seen, OpenLitterMap applies blockchain proof-of-work mining principles to the production of geographic information for the first time and rewards users with Littercoin for doing the work of citizen science. What impact this has on policy, public expenditure or legal accountability has yet to be determined but the data is open and you are needed to become a pioneer.

25

Main Room

Seán Lynch

Seán Lynch is the founder and developer of OpenLitterMap. After being introduced to OpenStreetMap, he decided to apply the same principles of crowdsourcing and open data to plastic pollution. After two MSc, he began teaching himself how to code and now works online as a software developer and continues to work on OpenLitterMap by night. […]

https://openlittermap.com

Workshop: Interactive web maps in the cloud with HERE XYZ

Learn how HERE XYZ can help with storage and management of geo data, introducing techniques and tools for interactive filtering and visualization.

150

Workshop Room

Octavian Borcan

Octavian is Sr. Data Acquisition&Community Lead at HERE Technologies, Bucharest office (Romania), a digital mapping company, setting a new course for location technology. He has a strong background in the GIS&IT field, working on multiple projects at regional and international level. Interested in promoting GIS, open data sources/software and technologies.

http://here.com

Road to success via SignPosts

We all use GPS navigation almost blindly and in the process we tend to ignore the signposts. But what if you are driving through complicated motorway junctions and you lose the signal because of tunnels and overpasses? What would you follow? The answer is destination signposts because that way you can see which motorway exits and directions have to be followed. Gaps in OSM are huge. Some ultra-important routes may have that information, but many others don’t have destination signposts at all. MICROSOFT open maps team Is focused on adding missing information to OSM and one of the tools used is CheckAutopista2 which is a QA tool for motorways in OpenStreetMap. This tool helps indicate potential and real junctions where reference numbers and/or destination signposts are missing. Please join us to learn more about our tools and our journey that we have undertaken on our road to success. We will share our learning to help everyone build top quality maps.

25

Main Room

Nemanja Bračko

Experienced Geographic Information System Specialist with a demonstrated history of working for various geo services. Very first edit in OSM was made in 2009, and since then he was involved in editing in many countries which include: Serbia, Croatia, Australia, Belarus, UK, US and many other.

https://www.microsoft.com/

Squeezing last bit of data from government provided open datasets

Serbian government is providing limited set of open data. We have to work with what we got there. This talk will present what we did on example of "apartments" dataset. Learn how we "hack" that dataset to infer as much as possible from it in most "creative" ways and how we squeezed last bit (no pun intended) of information out of it. All that data is used now to improve OSM.

10

Main Room

Branko Kokanovic

Born in 1983. and living in Belgrade, Serbia. Since first introduction with Slackware in 2001, fascinated by free and libre software. Writing FOSS is sometimes not enough, so local Wikipedia projects followed. One thing led to another and he got to OSM (2009). Main theme of his contributions to OSM are around fixing and improving […]

https://kokanovic.org/

Closing

15

Main Room

Prizren Tour

18:00

Prizren

beginner

Dinner

90

TBD

VENUE

The Innovation and Training Park is a former military camp, in the outskirts of the beautiful city of Prizren.

The ITP is far more than a classic business park. The ITP ensures close linkages among tenants as well as between park management and tenants, offering an environment that fosters synergies between the private sector, vocational education and training institutions, and innovation activities.

Prizren, Kosovo
+383 44 233 967
sotmsee@flossk.org

Accommodation

Innovation and Training Park

Pre-existing infrastructure at ITP gives the possibility to provide accommodation on site (20 minutes walking distance from city center) for larger groups as well as for people taking part in any kind of activities within the area.

*Accommodation is free for all participants.

If you wish to sleep in the city center prices may vary from 10 euro in a hostel up to 70 euro per night at any hotel.

REGISTER

Attendee registration is free and includes sleeping, meals and organized transport* from Tirana, Skopje, Podgorica and Belgrade but you have to register.

*Transport is covered for limited number of participants.

SPONSORS

This conference would be impossible without our sponsors.

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