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Announcing the Open Mapping Grants for communities and organizations in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Open Mapping Hub Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is excited to announce the Open Mapping Grants to meet the hub's strategic aim to contribute to HOT’s goal of mapping an area home to one billion people in areas vulnerable to disasters or experiencing multidimensional poverty across 94 countries; including 22 countries in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Elaine Muigai, Geoffrey Kateregga - 13 September, 2021


OSM Kerala - The past, present, and future.

An overview of OSM Kerala's inspiring journey and continued efforts to strengthen the use of OSM in Kerala for disaster response and community development.

Manoj Karingamadathil, Ark Arjun, Awantika Pal - 30 July, 2021


HOT Summit 2021 Call for Proposals

The 2021 HOT Summit Call for Proposals is now open! Submit your ideas for panels and talks today! Deadline is 31 August. ¡La Convocatoria de propuestas para la Cumbre HOT 2021 está abierta! Envía tus ideas para paneles y charlas hoy mismo. La fecha límite es el 31 de agosto. Appel à propositions pour le Sommet HOT 2021

15 July, 2021


Greetings from Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific!

Nama Raj Budhathoki, the Asia Pacific Regional Director, shares his thoughts on the naming of the Asia-Pacific Hub and the decision to make it a virtual hub.

Nama Raj Budhathoki - 14 July, 2021


Fostering the Use of Open Mapping Technologies in Government Departments — Mwanza, Tanzania (by OMDTZ)

After five months of data collection in Mwanza, on 12th to 15th April 2021, the Ramani Huria consortium facilitated a final workshop with key government officials to share the methodology, collected data, and discussions on how they can use the data for disaster management and risk reduction in Ilemela and Nyamagana.

Hawa Adinani - 2 July, 2021


Monitoring OSM and Tasking Manager to Map an Area Home to 1 Billion

HOT and HeiGIT are collaborating to enhance HOT’s monitoring, evaluation, reporting, and learning systems to track progress and accelerate growth towards the goal of mapping an area home to one billion people.

Benjamin Herfort - 22 June, 2021


¿Cómo mejorar la preparación y la capacidad de respuesta de las comunidades ante los desastres en América Latina y el Caribe con datos geoespaciales creados de manera participativa?

HOT, en colaboración con el Fondo Mundial para la Reducción y Recuperación de Desastres (Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery) y la Fundación SwissRE, se enorgullece de anunciar el proyecto Ciudades Abiertas América Latina y el Caribe.

Céline Jacquin - 21 June, 2021

Mexico and 4 other countries

Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping

The Humanitarian Mapping Community Working Group organized the webinar “Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping” to examine the influence of colonialism on how the...

Awantika Pal, Immaculata Mwanja, Tasauf A Baki Billah (Ribin), David Garcia, Gertrude (Trudy Hope) Namitala, Selene Yang, Willy Franck Sob - 15 June, 2021


Practical Action Bolivia Trained Community Members in Mapping Areas Impacted by Forest Fires

Practical Action Bolivia has completed their microgrant supporting communities in mapping areas that have been impacted by forest fires in the Amazon.

Practical Action Bolivia - 8 June, 2021


How can we improve community disaster preparedness and response capacities with crowdsourced spatial data in Latin America and the Caribbean?

HOT, in collaboration with the Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery and SwissRE Foundation, is proud to announce the Open Cities Latin America and the Caribbean project.

Céline Jacquin - 7 June, 2021

Mexico and 4 other countries

OMDTZ Launches Fellowship Program Focusing on Emerging Technology

OpenMap Development Tanzania announces the start of Open Skies Fellows: Africa Tech for African Data, implemented in partnership with HOT and Uhurulabs and supported by Fondation Botnar.

Hawa Adinani, Open Map Development Tanzania - 25 May, 2021


Validators: Experienced Mappers Making an Outsized Contribution

Validators serve an essential role in ensuring data quality and providing feedback to new mappers. Learn how validation works and how you can become a validator.

Ralph Aytoun, Rebecca Chandiru, Sam Colchester, Russell Deffner, Geoffrey Kateregga - 24 May, 2021


Building a Detailed Flood Model with Community Mapped Drainage Data (by the Resilience Academy)

The Resilience Academy partnered with Delft University of Technology to investigate if community-mapped drainage data was suitable for creating an urban flood model.

Resilience Academy, Louise Petersson, Hessel Winsemius, Iddy Chazua, Elia Dominic - 7 May, 2021


Why and How: Challenging Sexism and Misogyny in the Open Mapping Ecosystem

In honor of the 2021 International Women’s Day and Women History Month, the HOT Community Working Group (WG) organized two webinars: #ChooseToChallenge: Sexism and...

Community Working Group members, Céline Jacquin, Nathalie Sidibe, Mats’eliso Thobei Letsie, Laura Mugeha, Violaine Doutreleau, Aishworya Shrestha, Leigh Lunas, Catherine D'Ignazio, Arnalie Vicario, Courtney Clark, Jikka Defiño - 27 April, 2021


Scaling Missing Maps in Africa’s Great Lakes Region Project, Kisoro District Uganda

HOT is using open source geospatial mapping tools and local knowledge to improve field epidemiology and patient tracing in rural Uganda.

Mbabani Allan, Deogratias Kiggudde - 26 April, 2021