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Open mapping plays a crucial role in addressing global challenges by bridging personal experiences with broader environmental understanding. The participatory nature of open mapping facilitates collaborative efforts among humanitarian, development, and community organizations to make well-informed, context-specific decisions. By integrating real-world data from OpenStreetMap (OSM), including infrastructure and estimated disaster impacts these efforts enhance disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. This collaborative approach not only identifies areas at risk from natural hazards but also supports proactive measures to mitigate future impacts, ensuring communities are better equipped to withstand environmental changes.

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More Disasters & Climate Resilience Projects

UnAula: Mapping of Populations, Mobilizations, and Territories

Community-Led

Colombia

COMPLETED

2024 Hurricane Beryl Response

HOT Program

Mexico

ACTIVE

Belize Wildfires Response

HOT Program

Belize

ACTIVE

Tracking Flooding in Rural Liberia

HOT Program

Liberia

COMPLETED

Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Floods Response

Community-Led

Brazil

ACTIVE

Mapeo Colaborativo e Inclusivo del Medio Solimões, Amazonas

Community-Led

Brazil

COMPLETED

Mapeamento Colaborativo e Inclusivo do Médio Solimões, Amazônia

HOT Program

Brazil

ACTIVE

Collaborative and Inclusive Mapping of the Middle Solimões, Amazon

Community-Led

Brazil

COMPLETED

Women Centered Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States - Montserrat

HOT Program

Montserrat

COMPLETED

Women-Centered Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States - Timor-Leste

HOT Program

Timor-Leste

COMPLETED

Mapeo Participativo en San Antonio de Prado, Colombia

HOT Program

Colombia

COMPLETED

Anticipatory Mapping for Climate Resilience in Timor Leste

Community-Led

Timor-Leste

COMPLETED

Women-Centered Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States - Trinidad and Tobago

HOT Program

Trinidad and Tobago

COMPLETED

Activación por el Huracán Otis 2023

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Hurricane Otis 2023 Response

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Open Mapping for All

Community-Led

Argentina and 2 other countries

ACTIVE

She Leads and She Inspires

HOT Program

Asia-Pacific and 16 other countries

COMPLETED

Open Cities Latin America and the Caribbean, Dominica

HOT Program

Dominica

COMPLETED

Open Cities: Saint Lucia

HOT Program

Saint Lucia

COMPLETED

Open Mapping Hub - LAC's Publications

HOT Program

Global

ACTIVE

Publicações do Centro de Mapeamento Aberto da LAC

HOT Program

Global

ACTIVE

Publicaciones del Hub de Mapeo Abierto para LAC

HOT Program

Global

ACTIVE

Open Cities Guatemala: San José Poaquil, Chimaltenango

HOT Program

Guatemala

ACTIVE

OpenCities Guatemala: San José Poaquil, Chimaltenango

HOT Program

Guatemala

ACTIVE

Open Cities México

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Open Cities Mexico

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Mapping Volcanoes in Ecuador

HOT Program

Ecuador

COMPLETED

Mapping Tropical Storm Ana and Cyclone Gombe in the Most Affected Districts of Malawi for Early Recovery of Affected Communities

Community-Led

Malawi

COMPLETED

Mapping the Chepang Community

HOT Program

Nepal

ACTIVE

Mapeo de Volcanes en Ecuador

HOT Program

Ecuador

COMPLETED

Mapeamento de vulcões no Equador

HOT Program

Ecuador

COMPLETED

Crowd-Source Mapping for Disaster Management (Timor Leste)

HOT Program

Timor-Leste

COMPLETED

Community Participatory Mapping for Disaster Resilience

HOT Program

Kenya

COMPLETED

Climate Resilience Planning with Digital Mapping

HOT Program

Zambia

ACTIVE

Canoa de Tolda

HOT Program

Brazil

COMPLETED

ESA Open Mapping Grants 2022

HOT Program

Kenya and 4 other countries

ACTIVE

HOT's Response to the Turkey & Syria Earthquake

Community-Led

Turkey Syria

COMPLETED

Canoa de Tolda

Community-Led

Brazil

COMPLETED

Satellite Imagery for Social Good in Kenya and Nigeria

HOT Program

KenyaNigeria

COMPLETED

GIS Data Development Services to support Pacific Disaster Center’s (PDC) implementation of the National Disaster Preparedness Baseline Assessment (NDPBA) in Indonesia

HOT Program

Indonesia

COMPLETED

Open Data for Resilience and Risk Management Initiative: Open Cities Latin America and Caribbean

HOT Program

Dominica and 4 other countries

COMPLETED

COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign, Pilot Project

HOT Program

South Sudan

COMPLETED

OSM Fiji: Building a Resilient OpenStreetMap Community in Fiji

Community-Led

Fiji

ACTIVE

Kathmandu University Geomatics Engineering Society: Chepang Basti Mapping

Community-Led

Nepal

ACTIVE

The Disaster Services Team's 2020 Lessons Learned

HOT Program

Global

COMPLETED

4th Quarter 2020 Disaster Response

HOT Program

Global

COMPLETED

Community Mapping Urban Risk Exposure in Dar es Salaam: Ramani Huria Extension

HOT Program

Tanzania

COMPLETED

Mwanza Urban Risks Mapping: Ramani Mwanza

HOT Program

Tanzania

COMPLETED

Integrating OpenStreetMap data into Caribbean disaster response efforts: GeoCRIS

HOT Program

Anguilla and 18 other countries

COMPLETED

Mapping and Surveying of the Nakamiro Channel area in Kampala

HOT Program

Uganda

COMPLETED

Research on mapping with open machine learning

HOT Program

Global

COMPLETED

Open Cities: Community Mapping for a Resilient Bamako

HOT Program

Global

COMPLETED

Practical Action in Bolivia: Mapping to support ongoing response to the Bolivian wildfires

Community-Led

Bolivia

COMPLETED

OSM Sierra Leone: Strengthening and expanding their community of mappers

Community-Led

Sierra Leone

COMPLETED

HOT and Facebook: Collaboration for open maps and free technology

HOT Program

Indonesia and 3 other countries

COMPLETED

Data-Driven Disaster Risk Management: PhilAWARE

HOT Program

Philippines

COMPLETED

Code for Africa: Using Drones to Map Makoko, One of Africa's Largest Slums

Community-Led

Nigeria

ACTIVE

Open Cities Africa - Accra City Project - Ghana

Community-Led

Ghana

COMPLETED

Open Cities Africa - Monrovia City Project - Liberia

HOT Program

Liberia

COMPLETED

Cuerpo Consultivo para el Desarrollo de Rio Piedras - Disaster Preparedness for Puerto Rico

Community-Led

Puerto Rico

ACTIVE

Disaster Response: Cyclone Idai

HOT Program

Mozambique and 2 other countries

COMPLETED

Integrating Deep Learning: AI-Assisted Humanitarian Mapping

HOT Program

Tanzania Uganda

COMPLETED

Risk Atlas development (Arua)

HOT Program

Uganda

COMPLETED

Disaster Response: Typhoons, Tsunami, Ebola, Friaje and More

HOT Program

Indonesia and 8 other countries

COMPLETED

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

Community-Led

Somalia and 6 other countries

COMPLETED

Disaster Early Warning And Capacity Building: InAWARE

HOT Program

Indonesia

COMPLETED

Dam Safety And Public Protection: InaSAFE

HOT Program

Indonesia

COMPLETED

OSM Democratic Republic of Congo: Mapping for Ebola

Community-Led

Democratic Republic of the Congo

ACTIVE

Disaster Response: South Asian Floods 2017

Community-Led

Bangladesh

ACTIVE

GAL School Peru: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Peru

COMPLETED

OSM Sri Lanka: Disaster Risk Reduction

Community-Led

Sri Lanka

COMPLETED

YouthMappers Nigeria: Gender Equality in the Mapping Community

Community-Led

Nigeria

COMPLETED

Potential 3.0: Disaster Preparedness in Haiti

Community-Led

Haiti

COMPLETED

YMCA Gambia: Developing Young Mappers

Community-Led

Gambia

COMPLETED

Universidad de Antioquia: Mapping Coastal Wetlands to understand Flooding

Community-Led

Colombia

COMPLETED

OSM Colombia: mitigating rural landslides

Community-Led

Colombia

COMPLETED

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

HOT Program

Fiji Tonga

COMPLETED

Mapeando Meu Bairro: Flood Mapping in Mozambique

Community-Led

Mozambique

ACTIVE

Ger Community Map Center: Improving Emergency Response Maps

Community-Led

Mongolia

ACTIVE

Palang Merah Indonesia: Disaster Risk Reduction

Community-Led

Indonesia

ACTIVE

Modelling Exposure Through Earth Observation Routines: METEOR

Community-Led

Nepal Tanzania

COMPLETED

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: Cyclone Enawo 2017

HOT Program

Madagascar

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Hurricane Matthew 2016

HOT Program

Haiti

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Sri Lanka Flooding 2016

HOT Program

Sri Lanka

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Hurricane Patricia 2015

HOT Program

Mexico

COMPLETED

Urban flood resilience: Ramani Huria

HOT Program

Tanzania

ACTIVE

Disaster Activation: Ebola Epidemic 2014-16

HOT Program

Guinea and 2 other countries

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Typhoon Haiyan 2013

Community-Led

Philippines

COMPLETED

Field Mapping in Saint-Marc, Haiti

HOT Program

Haiti

COMPLETED

Disaster Activation: Somalia 2011

Community-Led

Somalia

COMPLETED

Disaster Management Through Geospatial Data: DMI

HOT Program

Indonesia

COMPLETED

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

HOT Program

Haiti

COMPLETED