Community Development Projects

HOT supports community mapping projects around the world and assists people to create their own maps for socio-economic development and disaster preparedness.

Ongoing Projects

Completed Projects

  • Over the past months, the HOT community came together and contributed more than $29,000 toward our goal! Thank you HOT for helping communities around the world #mapthedifference!

  • Registration is now open for the second annual HOT Summit 2016 to be held in Brussels, Thursday, September 22nd at the BTC Conference Center. This year's theme is OpenStreetMap, the Global HOT Community, and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

  • There is no map for 42 bus lines in Metropolitan Managua, where about 80% of the 2 million inhabitants are dependent on buses to commute to work or school.

  • Refugee camps are often a clutter of streets, tents, temporary shelters, shipping containers and temporary cutoffs where as a result, not only NGOs and volunteers but also residents (especially tho

  • From late July to late September, HOT will carry out a project in Malawi whose main aim is to achieve a Community Mapping Exercise for the Lower Shire, the large valley in the South

  • English version of the text follows below
    Fort du soutien financier et opérationnel de la Direction de la Francophonie numérique (DFN) de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), HOT avec un réseau de partenaires locaux met en oeuvre le projet pilote Espace OSM Francophone (EOF).

  • Ulaanbaatar City’s ‘Smart City’ project, funded by ICT, aims to enable city residents to get access to information regarding public services, and send comments, reports, and request to relevant off

  • EUROSHA is a European Union pilot project that wants to build up a European Open-Source Humanitarian Aid corps of volunteers to address humanitarian issues and specifically ensure inclusive humanitarian information-sharing in crisis preparedness.

    Volunteers are young people aged under 26 who will be trained in September-October then deployed for 6 months from mid-October as part of a ‘country team’ of four to five European citizen volunteers and of two national volunteers. They will be hosted in locally-based organisations, and live and work together throughout their mission in the field.

  • HOT's work in Senegal started with a field mission funded through the World Bank’s ICT (Internet and Communications Technology) Branch and the Fondation de France, thanks to a partnership with OpenStreetMap France (OSM-FR). Three HOT participants conducted training and networking activities over three weeks (20 May - 9 June, 2012) aiming to fostering the growth of the OpenStreetMap (OSM) project in Senegal. In this first mission, HOT reached out to ongoing GIS projects, local Tech communities, Senegalese geomatics scene actors (Senegalese SDI), and Academics leading to the cultivation and training of a local OSM Community in Senegal.

  • In August 2011, HOT was contacted by HRI (Haiti Recovery Initiative - Levekanpe in Haitian Creole) , a USAID/OTI (Office of Transition Initiatives ) and Chemonics program promoting recovery, long-term development and local capacity building in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake, especially in various Development Corridors identified throughout the country.

  • This week in Port-au-Prince is happening a booksprint to write a kreyol manual of OpenStreetMap. On Saturday December 8, the Haitian community will have a manual in its own language.