The Ebola Outbreak that struck Guinea in march 2014 later spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria causing at the beginning of august 1711 infections and 932 deaths. Aid organisations are taking emergency measures to contain the spread of this highly infectious and deadly virus. It is crucial for this work to drive rapidly through the territory and quickly locate those infected.
Posted by Jorieke Vyncke on Jan, 24 2015
Already for a big week now, Pete Masters and I have been in Bangladesh for the first official field mapping of the Missing Maps project. Bangladesh is a country in South Asia surrounded by India and touching Myanmar’s border in the east. It has the longest coast line in the world, as people tell us very proudly here! We are working in the capital, Dhaka, where more than 15 million people are living.
Posted by Blake Girardot on Jan, 21 2015
As a small non-profit taking on a very big job, HOT relies on a lot of people to help us accomplish our mission of bringing the principles of open data and world wide collaboration to humanitarian response and community empowerment. Day in and day out HOT only succeeds through the efforts of volunteers around the world and the support of our donors who literally keep the lights on, the servers running and enable us to work on the ground teaching and learning from local community members in the world's most vulnerable places.
Posted by Kate Chapman on Jan, 13 2015
I’m delighted to announce that Cristiano Giovando has joined the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to lead HOT’s efforts to restart OpenAerialMap (OAM). Cristiano conceptualized and began work on OAM years ago back in 2007 when he began experimenting with UAVs at San Diego State University. Much data was collected, but there was nowhere to put it, a problem felt even more so today as UAV use continues to grow. Today in 2014 OAM is still in the “start-up” phase, advocates such as Cristiano have really never had the chance to focus on it.