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Leen D'hondt

StaffDirector of Tech & Data


Leen is the Director of Technology and Data at HOT.

She is passionate about maps and how maps are used to create a ‘better’ world. 

Prior to joining HOT, Leen worked in the Geospatial Industry as Sr. Product Manager at TomTom and as Manager at Capgemini. She has co-led projects and programs in the humanitarian sector at the Belgian Technical Cooperation and as a consultant for World Food Program and the European Commission DG EuropeAid.

Leen has a MSc in Bio engineering and is specialised in GIS and remote sensing. Her expertise is in the field of program and product management. Growing up in Senegal, Niger and Belgium, she has lived and worked in Spain, Cuba, Tanzania, Thailand and Belgium.


Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) joins the Overture Maps Foundation

After careful consideration, we realized that joining the Overture Maps Foundation will enable us to fulfill our role as an organization dedicated to the creation and use of open map data for humanitarian action and community development.

24 June, 2024

Our End-to-End Mapping Solution: Training the Balinese Disaster Response Team in Karangasem

HOT envisions an ecosystem of open mapping technology that enables everyone, and in particular vulnerable communities, to make the right open map data available in order to use that to make a positive impact on people’s lives.

23 April, 2024

Working together for better OSM data quality

What we learned at State of the Map 2022

22 September, 2022

Data Principles

At HOT, open mapping communities and program teams face unique challenges in how we work with data:

22 July, 2022

Project Contributions

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