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HOT is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping.

Community Mappers Total number of Mappers using HOT Tasking Manager

Total Map Edits Total number of edits from Missing Maps

Buildings Mapped Total number of buildings mapped from Missing Maps

Roads Mapped (KM) Total length of roads mapped from Missing Maps


27 Apr 2021

Why and How: Challenging Sexism and Misogyny in the Open Mapping Ecosystem

In honor of the 2021 International Women’s Day and Women History Month, the HOT Community Working Group (WG) organized two webinars: #ChooseToChallenge: Sexism and...

Global - Community Working Group members, Céline Jacquin, Nathalie Sidibe, Mats’eliso Thobei Letsie, Laura Mugeha, Violaine Doutreleau, Aishworya Shrestha, Leigh Lunas, Catherine D'Ignazio, Arnalie Vicario, Courtney Clark, Jikka Defiño

26 Apr 2021

Scaling Missing Maps in Africa’s Great Lakes Region Project, Kisoro District Uganda

HOT is using open source geospatial mapping tools and local knowledge to improve field epidemiology and patient tracing in rural Uganda.

Uganda - Mbabani Allan, Deogratias Kiggudde

22 Apr 2021

Mapping Solid Waste Zones in Lusaka

OSM Zambia has completed their Facebook Community Impact Microgrant in which they mapped waste collection zones in the rapidly growing city of Lusaka to support the waste collection and disposal.

Zambia - Chomba Chisala

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HOT's work is global in scale and contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our Monitoring and Evaluation framework is constantly evolving to ensure tangible and measurable impact. Check out our core impact areas and learn more about where we're making a difference.