Mikko is the Community Manager for Asia at HOT. He has been actively contributing on OpenStreetMap since 2014 and has worked as a volunteer mapper with several non-governmental organizations such as UN Human Settlements Programme, Philippine Red Cross, Cordaid, and the Asia Foundation.
Mikko is also the founder of MapBeks - an online community of mappers advocating for LGBT representation and inclusion on OSM.
The Language Localization Project: Enabling Inclusion and Participation
Together with the local communities and contributors from Vietnam, Madagascar, and Mozambique, as well as the Open Mapping Hubs in the Asia-Pacific and East & Southern Africa, the Localization Project aims to develop baseline data to inform a self-sustainable Localization Strategy. We aim to bridge the gap between language and accessibility of Humanitarian Open Mapping resources.
Asia and the Pacific Hub launches Facebook Community Impact Microgrants
Three communities in the Asia-Pacific have been selected as recipients of the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant. Congratulations to OSM Fiji, MapBeks in the Philippines, and the Geomatics Engineering Society at Kathmandu University!
Resilience Mappers from Uganda is our Summit 2020 Microgrant awardee!
Congratulations to Resilience Mappers for being selected as the recipient of the hOSM Summit 2020 microgrant!
Introducing the HOT Community Team
Over the past few months, HOT has assembled a six-person community team to support humanitarian OpenStreetMap community growth across 94 countries. Meet the members and welcome them to the HOT staff team.