Miriam is in charge of Partnerships for UP42, an Airbus subsidiary which goal is consolidating the largest Geospatial databases and algorithms platform to provide solutions on Earth. She has been a co-Founder in Geospatial startups delivering mapping, data acquisition and location intelligence solutions. Miriam has been highly involved in promoting OpenStreetmap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOTOSM) increasing the participation of the community in Mexico and LatAm by giving workshops, conferences and coordinating efforts among Open Data key players. Part of her volunteer activities are being involved in Open Data and data analysis initiatives that may lead to transparency to improve decision-making by governments and having a stronger citizen participation. She is also a Co-Founder of the GeoChicas, a group of women who do mapping in OpenStreetMap and work to close the gender gap in the OpenStreetMap community.
Using open source tools to eliminate Malaria in Guatemala
HOT is supporting the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Guatemala Ministry of Health to assist local technicians who are in the field fighting Malaria in the area of Escuintla. Guatemala has provided a unique opportunity for HOT to leverage open source tools for use during indoor residual spraying to monitor progress and activities as they occur.