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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and UNHCR work together to empower refugees and hosting communities in Uganda

Uganda is the center of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis: every day around 2,000 people stream across Uganda's borders fleeing famine, drought and...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 6 September, 2017

Global

Sharing Experiences OSM Mapping in Four Countries: Armenia, Bangladesh, Fiji and the Philippines

*Guest Blog: Colleen Curran GeoInformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)* Throughout 2016 the GeoInformatics Center, a research center at the Asian Institute of Technology...

Rebecca Firth - 23 August, 2017

Global

Field mapping organizer reaches first major milestone

We've just finalized our first major milestone in the development of a new tool to improve how the HOT community organizes field mapping. Field...

Nate Smith - 18 August, 2017

Uganda

1 MONTH til the HOT Summit 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario!

The HOT SUMMIT 2017 is less than one month away! There's still time to register to be sure you don't miss the exciting talks,...

Rachel VanNice - 17 August, 2017

Global

HOT and Heidelberg Institution for Geoinformation Technology Collaborations

We’re pleased to announce we’ve recently formalised our partnership with the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) at GIScience Heidelberg University. HOT and HeiGIT...

Rebecca Firth - 10 August, 2017

Global

Making HOT’s Design Experience Sizzle

Updates on our design strategy progress Over the past few months, we’ve started a process to analyze and review HOT’s look and feel across...

Nate Smith - 9 August, 2017

Global

LEGIT Completes Field Mapping in Three Cities in Liberia

As part of the Local Empowerment for Government Inclusion and Transparency (or LEGIT) project, funded by USAID, HOT and DAI teamed up to map...

David Luswata - 7 August, 2017

Liberia

OpenStreetMap for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication

In August 1-4, HOT Indonesia, represented by its Communications Specialist, had the opportunity to attend Regional Expert Meeting for rural development and poverty eradication...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 7 August, 2017

Indonesia

Crowd2Map Tanzania: putting rural Tanzania on the map with the help of a HOT Microgrant

*Guest blog - Janet Chapman, Crowd2Map*   Crowd2Map Tanzania is a crowdsourced mapping project aiming to put rural Tanzania on the map. Since 2015,...

Rebecca Firth - 3 August, 2017

Global

From the map to the field: HOT trains MSF and refugees in field data collection - Uganda

On the 12th of July, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) in Uganda, under the Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data program, funded by United States Department...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 20 July, 2017

Uganda

Three Hundred Students to Map for Flood Resilience in Dar es Salaam

November 7th & 8th marked the beginning of a new era for Ramani Huria - a project that over the past year has brought...

Innocent Maholi - 18 July, 2017

Tanzania

State of the Map Africa: the first conference

  *Guest blog - Janet Chapman, Crowd2Map*   It was a great privilege to present Crowd2Map at the first State of the Map Africa...

Rebecca Firth - 17 July, 2017

Global

HOT Supports Community Driven Open Data: Ger Community Mapping Center, Mongolia

  Guest blog: Enkhtungalag of Ger Community Mapping Center, Mongolia, who are the beneficiaries of a 2017 HOT Microgrant.   Mongolia is considered one...

Rebecca Firth - 10 July, 2017

Global

Bringing Remote Mapping to the Field

Following the preliminary results of both mapathons in Gulu, Northern Uganda, Istanbul and Kampala (World Refugee Day), HOT, and other community volunteers deployed information...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 6 July, 2017

Uganda

Volunteers in Uganda and Turkey Rally to Support Refugees on World Refugee Day

What connects Kampala and Istanbul? You might be thinking that Kampala and Istanbul are worlds apart, but volunteers in both cities rallied around a...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 3 July, 2017

Uganda