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 pierre.beland on Sep, 27 2014
This two days CartONG 4th Forum of Geographic Information for Relief and Development GeOnG event in Chambéry (France), September 22-23, was the opportunity for many Hotties to meet with participants from 76 humanitarian organizations and professionnals. This year thematic was "Turning data into actionable knowledge". Streaming of some presentations should be available after the conference.
Posted by Jaakko Helleranta on Sep, 15 2014
On behalf of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team I am pleased to congratulate Mikel Maron for his new role as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House. He will spend the next few months sharing OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team processes with the government as part of “OpenStreetMap for Diplomacy” at the State Department.
Posted by emir on Sep, 13 2014
"Maswela bwanji?" (Good afternoon) "Ndasewela bwino, kaya inu?" (The afternoon is fine, what about you?) "Ndasewela bwino." (The afternoon is fine) "Zikomo." (Thank you) Everywhere I went on the field, I always greeted the locals around. It always felt great to able to at least greet the locals in the Chichewa language, which usually caused them to smile and laugh with surprise.