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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
¿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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.