State of the Map Africa 2023

SotM Africa 2023: Open Mapping as a support tool for Local Development in Africa

The State of the Map Africa (SotM Africa) is a bi-annual regional conference that celebrates the culture of open mapping, open data, GIS, and its impact across Africa. The first SotM Africa conference was hosted by the OSM community in Uganda in 2017. In 2021, It was hosted in Abidjan and Grand-Bassam in Ivory Coast. The 2021 conference planned in Nairobi, Kenya, was virtually hosted (online).

This year’s conference in Yaounde, Cameroon, will continue to build on the strategy envisioned for OpenStreetMap in Africa as a renewed, strong, and growing network and as part of the global OpenStreetMap and Open GIS movement.

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