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Disaster Response

Location is critical to disaster response: first responders need fast, reliable information to reach affected areas post-disaster and prioritize aid. Through rapid response activations, the HOT community works together online using satellite and drone imagery to rapidly generate map data in OpenStreetMap. The resulting data is made available via the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) and can be used to create printed maps, for analysis, or for navigation on the ground.

Highlighted Projects
More Disaster Response Projects

Disaster Activation: Cyclones, Flooding, Volcanic Eruption, Ebola outbreak 2018

Community-Led

Somalia and 6 other countries

COMPLETED

UAV Imagery for Disaster Response: Pacific Drone Imagery Dashboard (PacDID)

HOT Program

Fiji Tonga

COMPLETED

Disaster Response: South Asian Floods 2017

Community-Led

Bangladesh

ACTIVE

OSM Democratic Republic of Congo: Mapping for Ebola

Community-Led

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ACTIVE

Ger Community Map Center: Improving Emergency Response Maps

Community-Led

Mongolia

ACTIVE

OSM Peru: Improving Maps for Disasters

Community-Led

Peru

ACTIVE

Disaster Activation: Hurricanes Irma, Maria, Mexico Earthquake, Bangladesh flooding

HOT Program

Bangladesh and 7 other countries

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Typhoon Haiyan 2013

Community-Led

Philippines

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Somalia 2011

Community-Led

Somalia

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Ebola Epidemic 2014-16

HOT Program

Guinea and 2 other countries

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Nepal Earthquake 2015

Community-Led

Nepal

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Hurricane Patricia 2015

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Eastern Afghanistan Earthquake 2015

HOT Program

Afghanistan

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Ecuador Earthquake 2016

HOT Program

Ecuador

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Sri Lanka Flooding 2016

HOT Program

Sri Lanka

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Hurricane Matthew 2016

HOT Program

Haiti

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Cyclone Enawo 2017

HOT Program

Madagascar

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Haiti Post-earthquake response and recovery 2010-11

HOT Program

Haiti

COMPLETED