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Amelia Hunt


Amelia joined the HOT team in 2017 as Mapping Training and Project Assistant. Prior to this Amelia was part of the HOT Community as a volunteer, supporting research activities. In her role at HOT, Amelia provides support and training to community recipients of the Device Challenge grant and Microgrant programs. She also manages communications for the HOT Tanzania team. 


Amelia started her career in architecture, before switching paths to complete a Masters in International Communications & Development, where her research focused on the evolution of crowdsourced crisis mapping. She has previously worked within the international development sector in partnerships and communication roles.


HOT Conversations at State of the Map 2018

There has been a lot of activity lately within the HOT Community and we’re ready to share this at State of the Map 2018...

28 July, 2018

3 days of OSM and GIS training kicks off in Mali!

Guest blog; Nathalie Sidibe, OSM Mali

23 April, 2018

Nethope Device Challenge - April Update!

Since January 2018, the Nethope grant communities have expanded to 16 communities, with plans to extend to a further 6 in the next 3...

19 April, 2018

Nethope Device Challenge reaches the Gambia

HOT are pleased to introduce our sixteenth Nethope Device Challenge grant to the YMCA in the Gambia. Initially, under the Nethope Device Grant, HOT...

14 April, 2018

Mapping to support local NGOs in Kenya

As part of HOT’s mission to expand local mapping communities and ensure that HOT’s partners contribute to the sustainability of OpenStreetMap, our partner, Salesforce,...

12 April, 2018

World Health Day: The maps that are making the difference

In 1854 one map made medical history and changed the way we represent health data forever. The map, produced by John Snow, marked cholera...

7 April, 2018

Empowering female mappers in Nigeria

Guest blog from LetGirlsMap, UniqueMappersTeam, Nigeria - Alooma Jennifer, Dike Chinecherem, Ebere Emmanuella

28 March, 2018

Update: Open Data Day in Mwanza, Tanzania

Guest Blog - Janet Chapman, Founder of Crowd2Map and Campaigns Manager Tanzania Development Trust

26 March, 2018

Improving Access to Health Facilities in Dar es Salaam

Written by Hawa Adinani and Amelia Hunt - HOT Tanzania team

21 March, 2018

Newly-revealed Shina boundaries offer unprecedented hyperlocal data for decisionmakers

Recent population figures estimate Dar es Salaam’s population to be over 5 million, with an annual population growth of 5.7%. Despite the rapid growth of the city, almost 70% of the city is comprised of informal unplanned settlements - a figure that is predicted to grow dramatically as the city expands.

26 February, 2018

From the use of classic GPS to the smartphone: how OsmAnd allows students of the UGLCS YouthMappers chapter to collect data in the field

*Guest Blog – TOUPANE Tino Raphaël, OSM Guinea*   To help map unmapped communities, students at Lansana Conte University in Sonfonia, Conakry, have created a...

14 February, 2018

Nethope Device Challenge: providing devices and training to 12 OSM communities - update!

In 2017, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team received a grant from Nethope as part of the Device Challenge, which aims to reduce barriers to technology to...

18 January, 2018

Expanding the mapping community in Turkey

In 2017 HOT received a device grant from Nethope to minimise barriers to community mapping projects by providing additional access to technology and connectivity....

10 January, 2018

OpenStreetMap Niger: Scaling with the help of a Microgrant

*Guest blog: Samaila Alio, OSM Niger* OSM Niger OpenStreetMap Niger is a community of youth aiming to promote OpenStreetMap (OSM) mapping and open data...

11 December, 2017

Mapping Arsenic Contamination - Youth Mappers at AUW Bangladesh

*Guest Blog – Paromita Basak, AUW Youth Mappers Bangladesh*   Why create a mapping Project on Arsenic? Arsenic poisoning from drinking water in Bangladesh...

6 December, 2017

OpenStreetMap & QGIS Training for geology students in Bamako, Mali

*Guest Blog – Nathalie Sidibe, OSM Mali* In 2017 HOT received a grant from Nethope to provide devices (smartphones, laptops) to reduce barriers to community...

5 December, 2017

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