Ongoing projects

Disaster Mapping

Community Development

  • 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.

Technical Projects

  • The Export Tool allows users to create custom OpenStreetMap (OSM) extracts anywhere in the world, by selecting an area of interest, map features and file formats. Within minutes, up-to-date OSM data is exported, filtered and converted.

  • Through a small prototype grant by the Knight Foundation, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and key partners created OSM Analytics, an online platform for real time analysis and visualization of

  • HOT has developed a protocol and training program to empower those volunteer Activators who coordinate our Disaster Mapping.

  • Imagery from satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and other aircraft is becoming increasingly available after a disaster.

  • In the middle of 2012, HOT ID train communities and government to collect exposure data, such as buildings, roads and population.

  • LearnOSM provides easy to understand, step-by-step guides for you to get started with contributing to OpenStreetMap and using OpenStreetMap and using OpenStreetMap data.

  • The OSM Tasking Manager is a mapping coordination tool designed and built for the Humanitarian OSM Team collaborative mapping efforts. The purpose of the tool is to divide up a mapping project into smaller tasks that can be completed rapidly...


  • Missing Maps is an open collaboration of organisations and individuals. Whether you have five minutes or five days free, your time is hugely appreciated!

  • OpenMapKit is the result of a partnership between HOT, ARC and USAID to build a mobile application for field surveying.

  • HOT supported the launch of MapGive in March 2014.