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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HOT Microgrant 2020 Community Capstone Project (by Mental Health AWHEREness)
Mental Health AWHEREness PH shares the work that they did through HOT's Microgrant program.They trained community members in mapping mental health services in the Philippines.
Mental Health AWHEREness PH — 16 April, 2021
Mentoring a Community Through a Microgrant Application
As part of the most recent call for Facebook Community Impact Microgrant applications, HOT tried a new mentorship approach to supporting OpenStreetMap (OSM) community members through the application process.
Sophie Mower — 13 April, 2021
How We Responded to Covid-19 Pandemic by Mapping Ugandan Border Entry Towns (by MapUganda)
MapUganda has been mapping Ugandan border towns to help local health responders monitor potential avenues for Covid transmission.
MapUganda, Stellamaris Wavamunno Nakacwa, Ngumenawe Samson — 30 March, 2021
Supporting Covid-19 Response in Mongolia via Community Mapping (by Public Lab Mongolia)
In the course of their Covid-19 Rapid Response Microgrant, Public Lab Mongolia has put thousands of health, service, and infrastructure sites on the map while training a team of mappers from across the country.
Public Lab Mongolia, Erdenetsogt Su, Enkhtungalag C. — 30 March, 2021
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!
Mikko Tamura, Sophie Mower — 11 March, 2021