Technical Projects

HOT develops several open source programs and applications to leverage collaborative mapping and the use of new technologies in the field of geographic information for humanitarian aid. Check them out!

Ongoing 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...

Completed Projects

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is designing and implimenting of the next generation of its OSM Tasking Manager 2 (TM2) software.

  • The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) coordinates the creation, production and distribution of free mapping resources around the world, which is generously contributed by volunteers