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The Language Localization Project: Enabling Inclusion and Participation

14 October, 2021

Vietnam, Madagascar, Mozambique

Together with the local communities and contributors from Vietnam, Madagascar, and Mozambique, as well as the Open Mapping Hubs in the Asia-Pacific and East & Southern Africa, the Localization Project aims to develop baseline data to inform a self-sustainable Localization Strategy. We aim to bridge the gap between language and accessibility of Humanitarian Open Mapping resources.

Launching: She Leads and She Inspires - Women in Leadership Program

“I raise up my voice - not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard…we cannot succeed when...

Awantika Pal - 12 October, 2021


Board Election Results from the 2021 Annual Meeting

Thursday, 7 October, at HOT's Annual General Meeting, the HOT Voting Membership elected 5 members to the Board of Directors, 1 new Voting Membership Chairperson, and approved 4 amendments to the organization's Bylaws.

Chad Blevins - 8 October, 2021


Announcing Booster Grants for Communities and Organizations in the Asia-Pacific

The Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific is excited to announce the “Booster Grants” to meet the hub's vision to “create a sustainable OSM ecosystem in the Asia-Pacific region.”

Awantika Pal - 23 September, 2021


Before-After Maps: Visualizing OSM Mapping Contribution Over Time

Adding map data on OpenStreetMap transforms a blank canvas into a visual representation of places and communities where people live. However, it is often...

Aishworya Shrestha - 16 September, 2021


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