SOTM Baltics 2013: 3-4 August, Tartu, Estonia


We’ve been discussing the idea of a regional mini-conference to be attended by mappers from Baltic countries, Russia, Finland and Sweden. OSM community in our countries seems to be a closed and isolated circle with a very few new members each year. So we suggest to break the isolation through an international OSM meet-up (or mini-conference) in Tartu, Estonia. We coined the event “SOTM Baltics”.

Early Bird Registration for the SOTM Baltics is open:
Register before the 9th of June for just 10 Euro!

Event format: very unformal (it’s more like UNconference than an academic conference): normal talks, lighting talks, “podium discussions”, social event in a pub in the evening.

Why Tartu? We have mappers from Tartu who volonteered to find a room for the SOTM Baltics. Also, Tartu can be conveniently accessed from the largest cities in the Baltic countries: Tallinn, Helsinki, Sankt Petersburg, Moscow, Riga

How to get to Tartu from Helsinki with public transportation. Take a ferry to Tallinn (2 hours), then take a bus or a train to Tartu (2.5 hours).


Sounds very intresting. I will come if the weekend is suitable for me (not July, I prefer August).


I’ll post updates about the conferece in this topic.

I hope to meet you in Tartu!

The conference will be held on 3-4 August (Saturday-Sunday) 2013 in Tartu, Estonia.

The conference page in the OSM-wiki:

Registration to the SOTM Baltics will be announced as soon as possible.

Early Bird Registration for the SOTM Baltics is open:

Register before the 9th of June for just 11 Euro!

We’ve managed to get a wonderful venue for the SOTM Baltics!

The conference will be held in the main building of the University of Tartu:

The conference hall is normally used for PhD defence and University Senate meetings. The University of Tartu was found in 1632, its main building was built more than 200 years ago.

Register before the 9th of June for just 10 Euro:

The Call for Papers will be announced in a few days.

Only 2 days left for the Early Bird registration of the conference SotM Baltics 2013.

Take the last chance to take part in the first Baltic OpenStreetMap conference for just 11 Euro:

Payment can be made through a number of ways:

  • credit card
  • PayPal
  • bank transfer
  • cash at the conference

So far we’ve got a significant number of participants from Estonia and Russia. Mappers from Latvia, Finland, Germany, Netherlands and Afghanistan are also registered for the conference.

Just imagine what a problem to come to Estonia from Afghanistan! And it’s just a few hours travel time from Finland! So don’t hesitate to register until the 9th of June:

Slides and videos for SotM Baltics 2013 talks:

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