Solving global challenges requires an understanding of our physical environment that is grounded in direct knowledge and observations. Open mapping helps us build that understanding together, which enables humanitarian, development, and community organizations to take more informed and locally appropriate action.
Impact Areas connect open mapping with real world applications through spatial data use in the humanitarian and development sectors. Each impact area at HOT provides a framework for technical and subject matter expertise for partnerships, grantmaking, and community support.
Are you working with OSM in one of HOT’s impact areas? We’d love to hear from you on what data you are using, what analysis has worked, and other feedback at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disasters & Climate Resilience
Preparedness, anticipatory action, risk reduction; and responding to the impacts of rapid onset and prolonged natural disasters.
Sustainable Cities & Communities
Service delivery and infrastructure in disadvantaged urban and rural areas, including transportation, water and sanitation, and energy.
Accessible healthcare infrastructure and informed public health programming and monitoring.
Displacement & Safe Migration
Coordinated service delivery for migrants and people displaced from home in transit, camp settings, and other informal contexts.
Equal access & participation in open mapping. Improved understanding and accounting of gendered experiences & issues in all impact areas.