News — 08 February, 2016
The Global Footprint of HOT
Guest post by Pratik Yadav, data analyst at Mapbox.
The HOT Tasking Manager (TM) has been the critical tool for rapid and massive coordination for disaster response and preparedness mapping. Since the first task in September 2011, there have been a total of 1168 tasks published in the Tasking Manager. This map shows the footprint of all HOT tasks up to January 5, 2016, with a total coverage of about 7,449,759 sq kms.
You'll notice a variety of shapes of HOT TM jobs. Some are hand drawn around small focus areas, and others are large, representing the area of a data import, and a few are thin corridors along roadways.
If you're curious about how the map was generated, the code is on GitHub.
Here are some interesting statistics
Top users who are creating tasks
So far 116 users have created tasks on HOT TM, with the top ranking users per task numbers as
Dividing the tasks based on continents
|Asia + Poynesia||342||29 %|
|North America||59||5 %|
|South America||32||3 %|