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Juan Arellano Valdivia

StaffCommunications and Community Specialist


Juan is a former mainframe programmer who worked for 12 years in systems development in COBOL and RPGII. Later he served in various positions in the Peruvian public administration, reaching the managerial level. After several years dedicated to a family business, some friends created, the first blogs directory in Peru. He then becomes part of Global Voices, an international community of bloggers, journalists, and activists, where he was in charge of the Spanish version of the web, for which he built a team of volunteer translators and made various strategic alliances with other organizations.

Besides this, he has collaborated with orgs such as Bertelsmann Stiftung, Open Society Foundations, The Engine Room, and projects such as Tactical Tech and Periodismo Ciudadano.

For more than a year now he has been running the @esopenstreetmap Twitter account and translates the official OSM blog posts into Spanish in a volunteer capacity. In the Hub, he is in permanent search of people and orgs interested in open mapping and with the capacity of being new actors of the OSM ecosystem in the region. He also writes blog posts and manages the Hub’s social networks.


Women, maps and data: a conversation for International Women's Day

A group of brilliant Latin American women expose us to various projects and tell us about various experiences in the use of maps and data, and also about their absence.

10 March, 2023

Mujeres, mapas y datos: un conversatorio por el Día Internacional de la Mujer

Un grupo de brillantes mujeres latinoamericanas nos expone diversos proyectos y nos cuentan variadas experiencias en el uso de mapas y datos, y también sobre su ausencia.

10 March, 2023

GIRD+OSM Lima 2022: Creating a community around Risk Management and Open Mapping

Last November, the Grassroots Management of Disaster Risks and OpenStreetMap LATAM 2022 event was held in Lima, Peru. Let's learn a little more about what happened these days in Lima around open and community mapping.

27 December, 2022

GIRD+OSM Lima 2022: Creando comunidad alrededor de la gestión de riesgos y el mapeo abierto

El pasado mes de noviembre se realizó en Lima, Peru el evento Gestión popular de riesgos de desastres y OpenStreetMap LATAM 2022. Conozcamos un poco mas que pasó estos días en Lima alrededor del mapeo abierto y comunitario.

27 December, 2022

América Abierta 2022, the challenge of open data

América Abierta, formerly known as AbreLatam/ConDatos, is the regional event on open data and open government, which brings together organizations and individuals working on these issues.

7 November, 2022

América Abierta 2022, o desafio dos dados abertos

O América Abierta, anteriormente conhecido como AbreLatam/ConDatos, é o evento regional sobre dados abertos e governo aberto, que reúne organizações e indivíduos que trabalham nessas questões.

7 November, 2022

América Abierta 2022, el reto de los datos abiertos

América Abierta, antes conocido como AbreLatam/ConDatos, es el evento regional sobre datos abiertos y gobierno abierto, que reúne a organizaciones e individuos que trabajan en estos temas.

7 November, 2022

Cayambe: Risk management in volcanic areas

Risk management in volcanic areas in Ecuador is a necessary activity in which open mapping plays an important role. From the LATAM Hub we took a first step to achieve this goal.

24 October, 2022

Cayambe: Gestão de risco em áreas vulcânicas

A gestão de risco em áreas vulcânicas no Equador é uma atividade necessária na qual o mapeamento aberto desempenha um papel importante. A partir do Hub demos um primeiro passo para atingir esse objetivo.

24 October, 2022

Cayambe: Gestión de riesgo en áreas volcánicas

La Gestión de riesgos en areas volcánicas en Ecuador es una actividad necesaria en la cual el mapeo abierto tiene un papel importante. Desde el Hub dimos un primer paso para lograr dicho objetivo.

23 October, 2022

Canoa de Tolda: Representing the social dynamics of the São Francisco River through mapping

Early results of HOT's collaboration with Canoa de Tolda to make the social dynamics of the São Francisco River visible through open mapping and the use of drones and other technologies.

30 August, 2022

Canoa de Tolda: Mapeo para visibilizar la dinámica social del Río São Francisco

Conozca los primeros resultados de la alianza de HOT con Canoa de Tolda para visibilizar la dinámica social del Río São Francisco mediante el mapeo abierto y el uso de drones y otras tecnologías.

30 August, 2022

Canoa de Tolda: Mapeamento para visualizar a dinâmica social do Rio São Francisco

Conheça os primeiros resultados da parceria da HOT com a Canoa de Tolda para tornar visível a dinâmica social do Rio São Francisco por meio de mapeamento aberto e uso de drones e outras tecnologias.

30 August, 2022

Nuevos actores del mapeo abierto en Ecuador

La colaboración de experimentados activistas de la cultura libre con nuevos mapeadores esta renovando el panorama de la cartografía colaborativa en Ecuador.

27 April, 2022

Novedades del mapeo abierto en LATAM

2022 parece un buen año para la comunidad OSM latinoamericana, veamos que nuevas actividades se van desarrollando en los países de la región.

23 March, 2022

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