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

  • The Liberia Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (LEGIT) project supports to the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Governance Commission as they lead, monitor and coordinate t

  • Participants in this project have committed themselves to include more women and girls in the OpenStreetMap community and have committed to doing more mapping that supports women and girls world wi

  • OpenStreetMap (OSM) community leaders are achieving amazing results leading local initiatives to map the places they live in response to disaster risks and to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. HOT supports these projects through Microgrants and Device Grants, strengthening OpenStreetMap communities and encouraging more and better open map data in vulnerable areas.

  • The “Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data Through OpenStreetMap” project aims to improve program planning and  service delivery to refugee communities, develop better integration with host comm

  • In collaboration with USAID, BNPB, and the Pacific Disaster Centre, HOT will assist improving overall risk assessment, early-warning, and disaster-management decision making across Indonesia through the collection and provision of supporting infrastructure data to the InAWARE disaster management tool.

  • Access to digital financial services is fundamental to enabling poor people to become more economically stable, prosperous, and resilient. HOT, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will initiate a six-month pilot program in Uganda starting in December 2015.

  • Dar es Salaam is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa, with an annual population growth of over 5%.  In 2002 there were approximately 2.5 million inhabitants, increasi

  • Base data serves many needs in humanitarian response. Often responding organizations are scrambling to gather data because it is not readily available. The focus of HOT’s work in Indonesia has been data preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which has been pursued by a combination of primary data creation and training new mappers and mapping trainers across Indonesia. The program is now in its fifth year.

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.