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MapSwipe 2.0: Support humanitarian response in five minutes with a mobile app

Jessica Bergmann

4 October, 2019

Global

With two new projects types and an improved user experience, MapSwipe is making it easier than ever for volunteers to get involved in mapping, one swipe at a time.

HOT launches Microgrants 2020: Funding for OpenStreetMap Communities

Is your local OpenStreetMap community mapping to improve lives? We could have a microgrant for you! Pitch your project and be in for a chance to receive funding as part of HOT’s annual fundraising campaign to support global OpenStreetMap communities.

Rebecca Firth - 27 September, 2019

Global

Making a New MapCampaigner

Kicking off new work to redevelop workflows within MapCampaigner

Russ Biggs - 23 September, 2019

Global

Communicating Operational Status of HOT Tools

Sharing up to date information about the current status and operation of all our tools through a simple status dashboard.

Ramya Ragupathy, Dakota Benjamin - 13 September, 2019

Global

Using Open Source Tools to Solve Routing Issues for Solid Waste Collection in Dar Es Salaam

One of the biggest difficulties in establishing an effective and efficient waste management collection and transportation system in Dar es Salaam is how long it takes to travel to Pugu dumpsite, the only officially designated solid waste dump in the city, and the best route to use. Depending on the time of day, it can take up to five or more hours for a return trip to certain points in the city. If there is a designated route for those collecting trash and taking it to the main dumping site, it will increase efficiency and planning for solid waste collectors and improve the quality and reliability of solid waste collection in the city.

Aaron Eubank - 30 August, 2019

Tanzania

Using machine learning to identify the effort and complexity of mapping areas

Testing more machine learning integrations with the Tasking Manager

Matthias Funke, Felix Delattre - 22 August, 2019

Global

Mapping with Indigenous Communities for Disaster Relief and Preparedness

Melanie Chabot is a GIS Coordinator with the Canadian Red Cross. She leads the Missing Maps pilot project in Canada which aims to map areas important to indigenous communities and to assist with disaster preparedness and response in these areas.

Melanie Chabot - 15 August, 2019

Canada

How We're Making it Easier for Humanitarians to Use OpenStreetMap Data

At HOT, we’re constantly looking to improve our tools to address user needs and help OpenStreetMap data be delivered in the right format at the right time. In July we started a new round of software development on the Export Tool to continue to help humanitarian partners get the data they need. We continue to update and develop the Export Tool as we attempt to provide our users with the best possible experience and answer a wider variety of their needs.

Mhairi O'Hara - 13 August, 2019

Global

Launch of Mapping 2021: HOT’s Three Year Strategy

We envision a world where:

Tyler Radford - 5 August, 2019

Global

A map editor for the Tasking Manager

The mappers of the HOT Tasking Manager are our driving force to generate vital data for humanitarian response. Over the past six months, we...

Felix Delattre - 31 July, 2019

Global

Announcing the Winners of #map2020

There were 33 projects submitted for the #map2020 challenge to build better maps in undermapped regions. Mapping teams joined in from Europe, Asia, and Africa for the chance to demonstrate how street-level imagery can play a role in addressing a humanitarian challenge. Two projects were selected to present at the HOT Summit in Germany.

Rebecca Firth, Edoardo Neerhut - 25 July, 2019

Global

The Machine Learning Enabler

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is partnering with Development Seed, Facebook, and Microsoft to build AI-based mapping tools to empower mappers around the world. We...

Sajjad Anwar - 10 July, 2019

Global

Collecting building data sets for exposure data in Tanzania

Since 2018, HOT-Tanzania has been carrying out the METEOR project, a project that uses Earth Observation (EO) data to assess the level of exposure...

Emmanuel Kombe, Hawa Adinani - 27 June, 2019

Tanzania

How #Map2020 Mappers Use Street-Level Imagery to Tackle Humanitarian Challenges

From Ghana to Iraq, Zambia to the Philippines, we take a look at some of the 33 mapping projects that are taking part in #map2020 to build better maps in undermapped regions. The mapping participants are collecting street-level imagery to improve things like waste management, natural disaster response, and damaged roads, addressing some of the most pressing issues in undermapped regions.

Rebecca Firth - 20 June, 2019

Global

Welcome HOT’s New Voting Members for 2019

We are excited to announce 38 new HOT Voting Members! Each year, existing HOT voting members nominate new key contributors from our community to become Voting Members and act as local representatives of HOT’s global network.

Tyler Radford - 11 June, 2019

Global

Hands on Assisted Tasks

Launch of an experimental playground Tasking Manager supported by state-of-the-art machine learning techniques to assist mappers, validators and project managers.

Felix Delattre - 29 May, 2019

Global