How Users’ Experience Impacts Project Completion and Retention
Gloria Urrea, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Eunae Yoo, University of Tennessee, partnered with HOT to conduct research that has produced valuable insights for HOT and other organizations using the Tasking Manager. Here, they summarize their research project that examines the impact of users’ experience on project completion and retention.
Mentoring a Community Through a Microgrant Application
As part of the most recent call for Facebook Community Impact Microgrant applications, HOT tried a new mentorship approach to supporting OpenStreetMap (OSM) community members through the application process.
PDC PhilAWARE: Field Mapping Completion, the e-Learning Platform, and Map Presentation to Stakeholders
This month, the HOT Philippines team completed the required field work for the PhilAWARE project and is now presenting output maps to stakeholders. HOT is also working with PDC to prepare an e-Learning platform to remotely support stakeholder mapping initiatives.
How We Responded to Covid-19 Pandemic by Mapping Ugandan Border Entry Towns (by MapUganda)
MapUganda has been mapping Ugandan border towns to help local health responders monitor potential avenues for Covid transmission.
Supporting Covid-19 Response in Mongolia via Community Mapping (by Public Lab Mongolia)
In the course of their Covid-19 Rapid Response Microgrant, Public Lab Mongolia has put thousands of health, service, and infrastructure sites on the map while training a team of mappers from across the country.
Exposure Data and Models Shared with Disaster Management Stakeholders in Tanzania
The METEOR project has been a three-year initiative supported by the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme to generate disaster exposure data and models in two pilot countries — Tanzania and Nepal. The process has since been repeated in another 45 official development assistance countries.
A Joint Approach to Facilitate Covid-19 Vaccine Delivery
"Rolling out a vaccine against Covid-19 is the most pressing challenge of our time - and nobody wins the race until everyone wins." - Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization - GAVI
🗺 ¡Ayuda a impulsar OpenStreetMap en Latinoamérica!
HOT es una ONG global dedicada a la acción humanitaria y el desarrollo comunitario a través del mapeo abierto y necesitamos su ayuda para tomar una decisión importante relacionada con el apoyo de la comunidad OpenStreetMap en la región de América Latina y el Caribe.
Asia and the Pacific Hub launches Facebook Community Impact Microgrants
Three communities in the Asia-Pacific have been selected as recipients of the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant. Congratulations to OSM Fiji, MapBeks in the Philippines, and the Geomatics Engineering Society at Kathmandu University!
Building a Global Network to Map for COVID-19 Response
With support from the Humanitarian-to-Humanitarian Network, HOT has engaged the global humanitarian mapping community to support local Covid-19 responses in the biggest disaster activation in HOT's history.
Resilience Mappers from Uganda is our Summit 2020 Microgrant awardee!
Congratulations to Resilience Mappers for being selected as the recipient of the hOSM Summit 2020 microgrant!
January 2021: New Field Mapping Strategy, Data Validator Selection, OSMPH Meeting — HOT Philippines
In order to speed up the validation process for the PhilAWARE project, the HOT Philippines team is opening a validator selection process for local volunteers. OpenStreetMap Philippines also held our annual planning this month.
Community Data for Improved Disaster Management and Urban Planning — Mwanza, Tanzania (by OMDTZ)
OpenMap Development Tanzania reports on mapping and capacity building in Mwanza City, Tanzania.
LGBT advocates and allies map the most unmapped towns in the Philippines on OpenStreetMap (by MapBeks)
With support from a Facebook Community Impact Microgrant, MapBeks and the Philippine mapping community have been working to map the most remote and unmapped towns in the Philippines.
Introducing the HOT Community Team
Over the past few months, HOT has assembled a six-person community team to support humanitarian OpenStreetMap community growth across 94 countries. Meet the members and welcome them to the HOT staff team.