The HOT community is made up of volunteers, local community leaders, and professionals committed to the mission of helping reach those in need through maps. This diverse group includes dedicated voting members, staff, contractors, volunteers, interns, and board members. Read more about different community members or learn more about becoming a part of the community.
Working Groups are at the core of how HOT organizes projects, supports disaster response, and functions as a community. Each Working Group consists of members across the community meeting on a monthly, bi-weekly, or weekly basis.
Each year HOT mobilizes resources through community grants to support local OSM communities. Find out more about the communities that have received grants and the work they have done.
HOT Summit at FOSS4G2018
HOT and FOSS4G have joined forces to bring you the GIS and humanitarian mapping event of the year in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. HOT will sponsor and lead a conference track on Widening Access & Humanitarian Mapping, in addition to opportunities to join code sprints, field visits with the Ramani Huria mapping project, two workshop days (available as an add-on to your registration) and much more!
Financials and Organization
HOT is a global not-for-profit organization registered in the United States of America.
As part of our obligations as a 501(c)3 registered organization, we make our financial filings (known as “Form 990: Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax”) available for public inspection. HOT’s 2012 - 2016 returns are posted below. Any further questions can be directed to the Board of Directors, specifically the Treasurer.
Access older financial reports and organization bylaws in our archive here.Download 2016 990 PDF