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Community development: Microgrants and Device Grants

HOT supports global OSM communities to expand their local projects through Microgrants and Device Grants.

OpenStreetMap community leaders around the world are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. Many have a desire or an opportunity to grow their projects mapping their local communities, cities, and countries, but lack the basics to be able to do so. HOT supports these communities through Microgrants and Device Grants, which cover costs for internet access, devices, training, and field activities. Our aim is to support and strengthen local OpenStreetMap communities through providing these basics to key leaders who are transforming their communities through mapping.

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Data generated by students: win-win for all

Guest blog by Peter Ward, GAL School, Cusco, Peru.

— 1 February, 2019

Why is it important for youth to create data and manage information?

Guest blog by Abril Gomez, student at GAL School Cusco, Peru. Aged 15.

— 26 January, 2019

2019 HOT Microgrants Program: empowering local OpenStreetMap communities

HOT invites communities to submit their applications for the 2019 Microgrants program.

Rebecca FirthJessica Bergmann — 25 January, 2019

Microgrants Progress

Here are a few updates from local communities all around the world who have received a Microgrant from HOT in 2018, all the more reason to donate to #mapthedifference in 2019!

Geoffrey Kateregga — 27 November, 2018

OSM Sri Lanka Community and impact of HOT Micro Grants for the continuation to contribute to develop open geo-spatial data.

Since May 2018, the HOT Microgrants program has supported the OSM Sri Lanka Community to conduct a series of workshops and training programs throughout the country, including underdeveloped rural areas, Universities, and Local Authorities.

— 11 October, 2018