Tech Comm on a Map

Update on October 14th, 2018: Hallo folks, I’ve decided to take down Tech Comm on a Map—this means I’ll remove the web page and unpublish the Android app. The web page will remain available until the end of November, to give people time to fix up any pages that are using it. The Android app will remain installed on your device if you’ve previously installed it, but it won’t be available for new installations. My blog post has more information.

Update on December 1st, 2018: I’ve just removed the map from the web app, replacing it with a message saying that Tech Comm on a Map is no longer available.

Technical communicators love to know what’s happening in their area of expertise around the world. What better way to show it, than on a map? Tech Comm on a Map (available on the web and as an Android app) puts technical communication titbits onto an interactive map, together with the data and functionality provided by Google Maps.

You can use this online form to add an item to the map.

Tech Comm on a Map (Android) is also available as an Android app.

Get it on Google Play

What’s on the map?

Tech Comm on a Map (both the web and the Android app) contains information of the following types, all related to technical writing and technical communication:

  • Conferences, categorised by year.
  • Societies, including societies and associations.
  • Groups for smaller groups and regular meet-ups of technical communicators, either as part of a larger society/association, or as an independent group.
  • Businesses for commercial organisations specialising in tech comm, such as consultancies, recruiters, publishers, independent technical writers, and so on.
  • Courses for educational programs and technical communication courses. The map shows only courses that are long-term or repeated. It’s not practical to show short, once-off workshops, webinars, or seminars.
  • Other, a grab bag to catch anything that doesn’t fit into the above categories.

To see the information for an event or any of the item types, click or tap one of the coloured circles on the map. You can also zoom into a particular city or address, by entering the place name or address in the search box.

There’s also an option to choose the type of information shown on the map. For example, if you only want to see the 2016 conferences, de-select all the other types.

Would you like to embed the map onto your own web page?

You can add an interactive version of the map onto a web page using an HTML iFrame. This screenshot shows an example of the code:


I’ve used a screenshot, because WordPress won’t let me add the full code to this post. 🙂 For ease of copying, here’s what’s inside the iFrame element:


Do you have some items to add to the map?

Use the Tech Comm on a Map Android app, or this online form, to add an item to the map. The item can be a conference, society, group, business, educational course, or other titbit that technical writers will find interesting. Any items you add will be saved for moderation, and will appear on the map once they’ve passed review.

The form will prompt you for the following information:

  • Type: Conference, Society, Group, Business, Course, or Other.
  • Name of the business, group, society, course, conference, or other thing.
  • Description.
  • Website address.
  • Street address (this is essential, to position the item on the map).
  • Start and end date (optional).

Note: Don’t add the names or addresses of any individuals, unless it’s your own name and address. We need to ensure we have people’s permission before adding their information in a comment on this page or on the map. Any information you add here should be already publicly available on an organisation’s website or other publication.

Where is the data stored?

The data is held in a Google Docs spreadsheet, which looks like this:

Spreadsheet containing tech comm data for map

Spreadsheet containing tech comm data for map

A few people have access to update the spreadsheet . (See the section below about contributors.) Any data added to the spreadsheet appears on the map immediately.

How does Tech Comm on a Map work?

These are the tools I’ve used for the webapp: the Google Maps JavaScript API, the Google Places Autocomplete widget, and a Google Apps Script to extract the data from a spreadsheet in Google Sheets. The code and website are hosted on GitHub.

More on the Android app coming soon!

Contributors to the project

Thanks to the following people who contributed data to the map at the start of the project,  helping me to get it started: Sarah O’KeefeEllis PrattStefan Eike, Richard Hamilton, Nils Bier, Tom Johnson, Vadim Popov.

Thanks also to Stefan Eike and Stephen Farrar, who have both contributed to the code on GitHub.



Although I work at Google, this app is not a Google product.

  1. Great project!
    We would like to add the following computer society:
    • Type: Society
    • Name: Greek Computer Society, Macedonia-Thrace Chapter
    • The Macedonia-Thrace Chapter of the Greek Computer Society is a scientific, non-profit society that was established back in 1985 in Thessaloniki with the dual aim to promote the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the regions of Macedonia and Thrace as well as to represent the ICT professionals of the region. The Macedonia-Thrace Chapter is an official annex of the Greek Computer Society which is based in Athens.
    • Proxenou Koromila 24, 54622 Thessaloniki

    Thank you!

  2. does not works on Firefox. On Chrome and Internet Explorer Works fine. My Firefox version is 30.0.

    • Hallo Joan
      Thanks for reporting this. Hmm… I’m using Firefox 30.0 and it works for me, on Windows and on my Mac. There must be some difference between the environments we’re using.

  3. Katherine Munro

    Hi Sarah,
    Could you please add an entry for Brisbane? There are semi-regular lunchtime meet-ups in the City (typically in the MacArthur Central food court, 229 – 259 Queen Street Brisbane QLD 4000), arranged via our LinkedIn group:

  4. Hi Sarah!
    Great work, could it be possible if you share a copy of the Spreadsheet, trying to do a same example, but not loading the info. Thanks!

  5. Hi, I run a technical writing business in the UK and would appreciate being added to the map.

    Type: Business
    Name: Straygoat Writing Services Ltd
    Description: Experienced contract/freelance technical writer in the Midlands, UK.
    Website address:
    Street address: 161 Coventry Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0JS, UK.

  6. hi sarah,

    i’ve taken your idea and modified it slightly to post the location and other personal data of classmates from the naval academy prep school.

    is there a relatively simple method in the maps api to automatically convert the data in the address/city/state/zip fields into lat/long and push that back into the spreadsheet?

    any help or references appreciated. i’m a novice at javascript and jquery



    • Hallo Bill

      One way would be to keep the address in the spreadsheet, and convert the address within the JavaScript at runtime using the Geocoding service of the Google Maps JavaScript API.

      FYI, I’ve recently published an API picker that helps you find the API that matches a particular need. The page gives a good feeling of the various APIs available.

      I hope this helps!


  7. Hi Sarah, kindly add us on the map.

    Type: Group
    Name: Technical Writers Switzerland.
    Description: This group is intended to help technical writers in Switzerland to make connections, build a professional network, find work opportunities, and discuss technical communication.
    Website address:
    Street address: Paradeplatz 1, 8001 Zürich, Switzerland


  8. DEAR SARAH I AM TRYING TO DO MY OWN LIST BUT IT GIVES A PARAMETER ERROR IN GOOGLE DRIVE .MS FILE TypeError: undefined öğesinden “parameters” özelliği okunamıyor. (satır: 5, dosya: “echo”)

  9. 18th Annual ATTW Conference
    Exploring the Value of Technical Communication
    The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina – Tampa, FL – March 18, 2015

  10. 2016 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT)
    Dates: 10 Jul – 15 Jul 2016
    Location: Barcelona, Spain
    Web site:

  11. IEEE VIS 2015 in Chicago

    • Hallo Yvonne,
      This looks like an interesting conference. There’s not yet enough information to put it on the map, since neither the date nor the location is finalised. Looking forward to seeing more about it soon.

  12. 2015 CCCC Conventions
    March 18–21, 2015
    Tampa, FL

  13. IEEE International Professional Communication Conference
    2015 July 12-15
    Limerick, Ireland

  14. International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
    August 6-13, 2016
    Toronto, Canada

    • Hallo Yvonne,
      Wow, this is an intriguing conference. It’s one I’d love to attend. I can’t put it on the map yet, as I don’t have a category for 2016. Coming next year.

  15. Council for Programs in Technical and Scientific Communication (CPTSC)
    Fall of 2015 (Specific Date TBD)
    Colorado Springs, CO

    • Hallo Yvonne
      Thanks so much for this one, and all the above. I’ll visit this page again in a couple of months, to see if there’s any more information about dates/locations for the events that are not yet on the map.

  16. Great initiative, Sarah! Please at the TCeurope 2015 Colloquium:

    Type: Conference
    Name: TCeurope 2015 Colloquium: Riding the Waves of Change
    Description: The TCeurope 2015 Colloquium will offer sessions on information delivery, emerging technologies, and methods for engaging users. Practical sessions will provide technical communicators with the tools and information needed to succeed during periods of change.
    Website address:
    Street address: Microsoft Innovation Center, 51 rue Montoyer, Brussels, Belgium
    Start and end date: 17-18 April 2015


  17. Hi Sarah,

    Could you please add this Russian conference to the map? Thanks!

    Type: Conference 2014
    Name: Гипербатон
    Description: Конференция Яндекса для специалистов в области разработки и локализации технической документации.
    Street address: ул. Студенческая, д. 3, Екатеринбург
    Date: September 26, 2014

    • Hallo Helen
      Thanks for the information! The conference itself ( seems to be primarily about translation rather than technical communication. Translation is very important to technical communication, of course, but I’d like to keep the map focused on tech comm conferences, at least at the moment. Please do let me know if I’ve misunderstood the purpose of the linked pages.

  18. Hi Sarah,
    Type: Conference
    Name: Spectrum 2015: Communicators by Any Other Name: Beyond Titles and Tools
    Description: Spectrum 2015, STC Rochester’s 56th annual conference. Our field has changed considerably over the years and continues to change on an almost daily basis. Titles like technical writer, editor, or illustrator persist, and new titles emerge, like information architect, usability expert, and content manager or strategist. Software tools are constantly changing and evolving, and employers often require familiarity with a variety of tools. But to a greater or lesser degree, these positions still tap core communication skills.

    This year’s theme is “Communicators by Any Other Name: Beyond Titles and Tools.” Our keynote speaker is Kit Brown-Hoekstra, STC Fellow, current Society president, and an experienced and respected consultant, trainer, speaker, and content strategist.

    Website address:
    Street address: Rochester Institute of Technology, Louise Slaughter Hall, Rochester, NY 14623 (43°05’06.4″N 77°40’55.8″W)
    Start and end date: 29-31 March 2015

  19. Hi Sarah, it’s a shame that none of the links in the popup descriptions on the map are clickable — at least not in Firefox on my Mac. Is there anything you can do about that?

    • Hallo Stuart

      You’re right, they’re not clickable. I couldn’t figure out how to do that when I wrote the code. They are copy-pastable though.

      It would be good to have them clickable – I’ll add that as a feature request for the next version of the map i.e. when I find the time to update the code. 🙂

  20. I have something you could add. 🙂

    Type: Conference, but also a community (Society?)
    Name: soap! technical communication (lowercase, exclamation mark)
    Description: A technical communication community that aims at building a resilient and innovative culture. It takes advantage of the tech comm market which is only just emerging and does not have the baggage of practices and traditions. Instead of implementing change, be the change. It is centered around an annual conference.
    Website address
    Street address: Krakow, Poland
    Start and end date for conferences: beginning of October every year

  21. Wayne Brissette

    Type: Group
    Name: Central Texas DITA User Group (CTDUG)
    Description: A gathering of individuals and companies using, or planning on using, Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA). Presentations, panels, and discussions are presented by peers and industry experts.
    Website address
    Street address: Monthly Meetings held in various corporate locations in Austin, TX.
    Event Date: Third Wednesday of each month at 19:00 (7 PM)

  22. Hi Sarah,
    I’d like to add an event to the map if possible:

    • Type: Conference

    • Name: CMS/DITA North America 2015 Conference

    • Description: Learn from managers, information architects, technical experts, authors, trainers, and others who have worked hard to develop outstanding solutions for creating and delivering content effectively. Learn from the successes and pitfalls they’ve encountered. Engage in conversations with those who share your concerns, can address your questions, and bring their experience to bear on your plans and hopes.

    • Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    2233 S Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Chicago, IL 60616

    • April 27-29, 2015 8:00am – 5:00pm, daily

  23. hi Sarah – great endeavor. Please consider adding MEGAComm 2015 to your map. This is an annual conference that takes place in Jerusalem, Israel in February/March. This coming event will be February 26, 2015 at Cinema City in Jerusalem. It is a gathering of techcomm professionals and marcom professionals for an intensive full day conference. The website is


  24. Hi Sarah,

    I think I added my details to this project a while ago, but seeing the article today I notice that I’m not on there any more! I’m an independent technical writer based in Paignton, Devon. My website is If you want to put me on the map that would be great, thanks…it’s a neat idea, and Paignton should be on the map for something!

    Best wishes,


    • Hallo Julian
      Done. You’re on the map, with a marker pointing to a generic location in Paignton – close to the railway station. So now you can tell all the other Paigntonites that the town is “on the map for something”. 🙂

  25. I’d like to add the following master’s degree in technical and professional communication:
    •Type: online MA degree program
    •Name: MA degree concentration in Technical and Professional Communication at East Carolina University
    •East Carolina University’s Department of English offers a fully online 33-credit master’s degree with a concentration in technical and professional communication. The program offers extensive coursework in all areas of technical writing and professional communication, including technical editing and documentation; writing in the sciences, healthcare, and public policy; communication and digital media; international professional communication; visual communication and information design; and teaching and training in technical communication. Our program is well suited to students planning to enter communication fields as well as professionals in other disciplines who wish to strengthen their communication skills and expertise.

  26. I’d like to add the following graduate certificate program in professional communication:
    •Type: online graduate certificate program
    •Name: Graduate Certificate in Professional Communication at East Carolina University
    •East Carolina University’s Department of English offers a fully online 15-credit graduate certificate in professional communication. Certificate students select five courses from the same range of courses available to our MA degree students; students can specialize or take courses from across the breadth of our technical writing and professional communication, including technical editing and documentation; writing in the sciences, healthcare, and public policy; communication and digital media; international professional communication; visual communication and information design; and teaching and training in technical communication. The certificate program is well suited to professionals for whom communication is an important secondary skill set and those making lateral moves from other professions into the communication field.

  27. I’d like to add the following undergraduate certificate in business and technical communication:
    •Type: undergraduate certificate program
    •Name: undergraduate certificate in Business and Technical Communication at East Carolina University
    •East Carolina University’s Department of English offers a 15-credit (five course) certificate program in business and technical communication. The certificate provides students with opportunities to develop analytical and practical skills in planning, writing, designing, editing, and managing a range of professional texts for print and online publication. The certificate is open to students enrolled in any undergraduate degree program, and provides a great complement to many other degrees and career paths.

  28. Hi Sarah–I’ve posted the details about all three of our tech comm academic programs, but neglected to include the needed street-level detail. Here’s the address for all three:

    East Carolina University
    E. Fifth Street
    Greenville, NC 27858-4353

    • Hallo Brent

      Thanks very much for all the details! I’ve had to trim the content and combine the three programs into just one entry on the map, because they’re all at the same location. (If I add them separately, then they overlay each other and only the last entry is visible, because the entries are organised by latitude/longitude.)

      I’ve added the website for the university. If you have a more specific website address, I’d be delighted to use that one instead.


  29. Great job Sarah! I would like to add my technical writing business in Italy and I would appreciate being added to the map.

    Type: Business
    Name: Writec
    Description: Technical Communication, Content Strategy, Training and Recruitment for software and CE marking manufacturing companies.
    Website address:
    Street address: via Giuseppe Di Vittorio, 85 Desenzano del Garda, BS, Italy

  30. Hi!

    Great project! We would appreciate being added to the map.

    • Type: Courses
    • Name: CI3M
    • Professional and continuing education centre specialized in translation and technical writing
    • 48, rue de Bray, 35510 CESSON-SÉVIGNÉ, FRANCE
    • Distance learning courses so, anytime

    Kind regards,

  31. Hi Sarah!

    Thank You for starting this really useful map!
    Please, could You add our software house, specialized in developing solutions for the technical communication?

    Thank You very much in advance!
    With kind regards,

    Petra Dal Santo


    Type: Business
    Name: KEA S.r.l.
    Description: KEA develops software solutions for the Technical Communication: Argo Technical CMS; database publishing solutions for Adobe InDesign and FrameMaker; help online, web catalogue and e-commerce solutions; technical documentation to be published on Apps, Augmented Reality and Internet of Things applications.
    Website address:
    Street address: Via Strà, 102 – 37042 Caldiero – Verona – Italy

  32. Hi Sarah!

    Please, could You add our Company, specialized in developing solutions for the technical communication ?

    Thank You very much !
    With kind regards,

    Giuliano Casati

    Type: Business
    Name: STUDIO PROGETTO S.a.s.
    Description: Technical Documentation Specialist
    Website address:
    Street address: Via Maroncelli, 7 – 20823 Lentate sul Seveso – MB – Italy

  33. Thanks for adding to the map… and a Happy New Year to you, Sarah.

  34. Sarah, This is an awesome map that you’ve created. Thank you for taking the time to do this for our tech comm community!

  35. Hi Sarah, We have a DATE CHANGE. Can you please update the CMS/DITA North America 2015 Conference, in Chicago, Illinois? It will be held on April 20-22, 2015. Thanks so much!

  36. YOU are the VERY BEST! Thanks Sarah!

  37. Hi Sarah, this is a great project. I wonder if you could add the following course to the map?
    Many thanks, Yvonne

    Type: Course
    Name of the course: MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning.
    Description: This master’s degree program in technical communication and e-learning has run at the University of Limerick since 2010. It is available in both online and face-to-face delivery modes.
    Website address:
    Street address: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

  38. Many thanks indeed for adding our course to the map Sarah!

  39. A few updates for the New England area:

    Type: Conference
    Name of Event: Interchange 2015
    Description: STC New England regional conference
    Website Address:
    Street Address: UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center, 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01852
    Time: March 27 & 28, 2015

    Type: Course
    Name: Technical Writing Certificate Program at Middlesex Community College
    Description: This 120-hour (two semester) post graduate, non-credit certificate program provides students with the skills and tools to clearly and accurately inform users about technical information.
    Website Address:
    Street Address: Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730

    Type: Course
    Name: Master of Science in Technical Communication at Northeastern
    Description: With two concentrations to choose from, this graduate degree in technical communication can help advance your career in technical communication as a technical writer, tool expert, content strategist, or technical trainer. Also available 100% online.
    Website Address:
    Street Address: Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, 360 Huntington Ave., Boston, Massachusetts 02115

  40. Hi iìm Alessandro from Italy
    type: Businness
    name: AP Publishing
    Description: technical communication services
    Address: G. Matteotti 103, 56021 Cascina – PISA

  41. Hi, It would be great if you could add the following as well:
    Type: Business
    Name: indoition information development
    Description: technical communication services in English and in German
    Website address:
    Street address: Goethestr. 24, 90513 Zirndorf, Germany


  42. The ACM Sigdoc conference is co-located with IEEE Procomm in Ireland this year–but should probably be listed as a separate conference. Info is here
    Details are:
    July 15 – 17
    ACM SIGDOC focuses on the design of communication as it is taught, practiced, researched, and conceptualized in the fields of user-centered design, technical communication, software engineering, information architecture, and usability.
    Where: University of Limerick, Ireland

  43. Add to 2015 conferences
    Title: 2015 IEEE International Symposium on Ethics in Engineering, Science, and Technology
    Location: October 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Description: The Symposium will offer a rich scientific program of highest quality with invited speakers from all over the world and intends to bring together scientists, engineers, ethicists and practitioners from different disciplines to discuss questions and concerns related to ethics in science, technology, and engineering. Issues will be explored both from a scientific point of view and from a social or individual aspect, including global, multicultural perspectives.

    • I’ve decided not to add this conference to the tech comm map, as it doesn’t focus on technical communication.

      • Ok, hopefully I’ll be presenting at it and I can try to get them to focus more on ethics in technical communication as it applies to how techcomm mediates technology to users–and maybe it can be added in subsequent years.

  44. Hi Sarah!

    Thank you for creating this huge project – a unified Techcomm map.
    Could you please add the key information about our company based in Russia?

    Type: Business
    Name: Docco

    Description: Сompany specializing in preparing technical documentation in IT sphere, technical translation, business analysis, technical documentation expertise and training.
    We cooperate with major system integrators, state and public institutions, bank and health sector.
    The art of technical communication is our mission.

    Adress: Kronshtadtskiy b-r, 7А, Moscow, 125212, Russia

    Thank you in advance!

    With kind regards,

    Eugenia Grigoryeva

  45. Hi Sarah,
    could you please add our society to your map?
    Thank you!
    Kind regards from German,

    Type: Society

    Name: Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V.

    The Gesellschaft für Technische Kommunikation – tekom Deutschland e.V. is the German Association for Technical Communication.
    tekom Deutschland represents and connects around 8,000 professionals who are active in technical communication and related fields. The main task of the association is to represent the interests of creators and users of user information and training.


    Location: Rotebühlstraße 64, 70178 Stuttgart, Germany

  46. Hi,
    it would be great if you could add the following conferences taking place in 5 cities in Europe (Roadshow) as well.

    Type: Conferences

    Name: tekom Europe Roadshow 2015

    tekom Europe organizes a special one-day conference on technical communication that will be held in five different locations in Europe. The roadshow is targeted at decision-makers and professionals for technical communication who are eager to learn about the latest industry trends and who want to share their experiences and knowledge during our interactive sessions.



    Copenhagen, September 15
    First Hotel Copenhagen

    Zurich, September 17
    Novotel City West

    Linz, September 22
    Courtyard by Marriott

    Bologna, September 24
    Zanhotel Europa

    Bucharest, September 29
    Novotel Bucharest

  47. …and one more conference:

    Type: Conference

    Name: Information Energy 2015


    The Information Energy 2015 will focus on the main topic “Content as a service – turn data into information and information into knowledge…” The conference program covers topics such as user experience, enterprise content and big data, structured content intelligence, and e-learning.
    “Information Energy” is a two-day event. The first day is a conference day with international speakers and visitors. The second day is Tools Day where solution providers are invited to present, and attendees are invited to participate, in forums and interactive sessions.


    Location: Utrecht, the Netherlands

    Street Adress:

    Domplein 29
    3512 JE Utrecht

    Date: 2015, June 3-4

  48. The last one for today:-) and thanks again for adding:

    Type: Conference

    Name: ETC 2015 – Evolution of Technical Communication

    Description: The Evolution of Technical Communication (ETC) is the annual gathering event for all technical communicators in Bulgaria. Started by an inspired team of the local community, ETC is now running under the organization of tekom Bulgaria. The goal of this event is to educate, to share news and ideas, to foster networking and exchange of ideas as well as to assist the local community in developing high professionalism in the area of technical communication.


    Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
    Holiday Inn
    111 Alexander Malinov Boulevard, 1766 Sofia, Bulgaria

    Date: June 19, 2015

  49. This is a great overview. Please add our company STAR AG, which is a supplier of tech com services (translation & authoring) and software (intelligent contentent management, translation memory & workflow, terminology management):
    STAR is a supplier of services and software – worldwide, media independent and in all languages. STAR is offering solutions and services for Intelligent Content Management, Technical Translation, Technical Documentation, Electronic Publishing, Information Management and Translation Workflows. 30 years of experience and STAR’s innovative technologies guarantee maximum efficiency, quality and flexibility.
    Website address:
    Street address:
    STAR AG, Wiesholz 35, CH-8262 Ramsen, Switzerland

  50. •Type: User Group Conference
    •Name: ETUG – >European SDL Trados User Group Conference
    •Description: Yearly Meeting of Members of the ETUG
    •Website address:
    •Street address: H10 Hotel Berlin Ku’damm, Joachimstaler Strasse, 31-32, 10719 Berlin
    •Start and end date for conferences: 2015 June 18/19
    What is ETUG?

    The European TRADOS User Group (ETUG) is a forum for users of SDL translation tools, allowing them to meet other users, exchange their experiences with the SDL tools and get to know other users’ translation workflows and solutions.

    We also intend to use this forum to gather development requests that the users would like to see addressed by SDL. The forum works together with SDL to improve the SDL products in such a way that users benefit the most.

    Annual Conference

    We hold an annual conference to promote the exchange of information between SDL users. SDL representatives are also present during part of the conference to give users the opportunity to ask questions and obtain information on the newest SDL developments. We also have an ETUG Forum that allows members to exchange ideas with other ETUG members

  51. Thank you this really great. Please add our company RWS Group Deutschland GmbH, which is a supplier of translation, localization and, terminology services):

    RWS Group Deutschland GmbH
    RWS Group Deutschland is a supplier of translation, localization and terminology services in the fields of technical documentation, marketing, financial and legal affairs. RWS Group is the specialist for the use of translation-assisted technologies and for developing and implementing customised processes and solutions.
    Website address:
    Street address:
    RWS Group Deutschland GmbH, Joachimsthaler Str. 15, D-10719 Berlin, Germany



  52. Can you plz send me a copy of Google Docs spreadsheet. I try make my data but the maker disapear .Thanks

  53. It’s wonderful that you are getting ideas from this
    post as well as from our dialogue made at this place.

  54. When will this be available for ipads?

    • Hallo Lisa, That’s a good question. I need to build up my Swift and iOS skills. At the moment, there’s no timeframe – I haven’t kicked off a project to develop an iOS version of the app. But I agree it’d be a good thing!

  55. David Caruso

    Some old STC chapter information is on the map and I do not see a means to correct or remove a pin from the map. Did I miss that? Otherwise this is a great project I am happy to support!

    • Hallo David
      The map itself doesn’t offer a way to update existing information, other than editing the spreadsheet directly. Adding an update feature would be an excellent addition to the code!

      To request an update/deletion, you can either put a comment here letting me know what needs fixing, or you can “add” an event using the online form, but put comments in the description telling me what to change/remove.


  56. Just a quick tip if anyone finds nothing loading on the map; some ad blockers or other privacy tools might prevent the items from loading. I’m using Chrome and nothing loaded until I disabled Privacy Badger for the site.

  57. Hi Sarah,

    CI3M moved few months ago. Could you please change the address on the map :

    227 rue de Châteaugiron
    35000 RENNES

    Thank you



  58. Stephanie Majors

    Hi Sarah,

    Would you be able to contact the two Iowa STC chapters? I believe they are no longer active. I’ve contacted both a few times throughout the past two years and I either can not get a response or they state they don’t have any current meetings. If they are no longer active, can you please remove them? Thank you!

    • Hallo Stephanie

      Thanks for pinging me about the two Iowa STC chapters. Going by the events page of the Eastern Iowa chapter, that group is quite active. The Central Iowa chapter doesn’t have any recent blog posts or other activity that I can see. I’ve sent them a message via the contact form on the site.


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