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HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19 – First round of Micrograntees announced

29 May, 2020

Kenya and 3 other countries

We’re excited to announce the first round of awardees for HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19. Microgrants, which are provided to OpenStreetMap communities to support their local response to the pandemic, have been awarded to projects in Liberia, Uganda, Kenya and Mongolia. Over the next 6 months, these Microgrants will support the following work:

Tasking Manager | Behind the DevDesk with Wille Marcel

Wille is an experienced frontend engineer focused on rich web map applications and the creator the Tasking Manager frontend and the OSMCha application, a very important tool for quality control and monitoring of changes of OpenStreetMap.

Bo Percival - 28 May, 2020


HOT Voting Membership Welcomes 27 New Members

We are happy to announce that 27 new members have been elected to HOT’s Voting Membership!

Matthew Gibb - 28 May, 2020


HOT Indonesia’s COVID-19 online training platform

On-site training is a regular activity for HOT Indonesia with staff traveling across the nation to conduct training sessions

Adhitya Dido - 26 May, 2020


Team up in the new Tasking Manager

The future is here! A fresh frontend with an integrated ID editor and many new improvements await you.

Felix Delattre, Sam Colchester - 6 May, 2020


Shifting to virtual: adapting HOT’s global work for COVID-19

Although COVID-19 brings a number of obvious challenges to daily life for people across the world, the crisis has demonstrated the widespread desire to help by mapping to support COVID-19 responders worldwide.

Sam Colchester, Bry Damasco, Tri Selasa Pagianti - 30 April, 2020

Philippines, Indonesia, Global

Mapping Energy Saving Solutions in One of the Largest Refugee Settlements in Africa

In February 2020, HOT with support from the Response Innovation Lab in Uganda, carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions retail shops in Bidibidi settlement to better understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products amongst the refugee population.

Sara Amadi, Shamilah Ssekandi Nassozi - 28 April, 2020


Tasking Manager gets a makeover

The latest software version 4 of Tasking Manager has just been released with a number of enhancements that will improve users’ experience of collaborative mapping in OpenStreetMap.

Felix Delattre - 22 April, 2020


Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities across the globe in many shapes and forms.

Sophie Mower, Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga - 17 April, 2020


Mapping in the Times of COVID-19 and How You Can Help

As the world takes action against the COVID-19 outbreak, here is how you can help.

Gihan Hassanein - 24 March, 2020


Launching #map2020 for Improved Navigation in Undermapped Regions

With the ongoing situation of the Covid-19 outbreak in big parts of the world, we are asking #map2020 participants to follow their local governments’ respective guidelines. If you can’t go out and capture imagery due to the current situation, you can still participate in #map2020 by updating and improving OpenStreetMap by using imagery that already exists on Mapillary. The imagery should still be used to improve navigation in your chosen area.

Gihan Hassanein - 16 March, 2020


International Women’s Day 2020: #EachforEqual

International Women’s Day (#IWD2020) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while calling on the world to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Rebecca Firth - 5 March, 2020


Join us this summer for GSoC and Outreachy internships

We, at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team are excited to announce our this year's internship programmes around Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy.

Ramya Ragupathy - 5 March, 2020


Export Tool Updates: New OSM Datasets for Countries on HDX and More

We've updated the Export Tool! It's now even easier to deliver critical OpenStreetMap data into the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), and the hands of the organizations that use it, faster than ever. The update offers new export features, and captures how people are using it, so we can further tailor it to users' needs.

Mhairi O'Hara - 16 February, 2020


Understanding Hazards, Exposure, and Vulnerability in northwestern Uganda

In collaboration with United Nations’ Development Program (UNDP) and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister, HOT developed the first-ever spatially-focused Risk Atlas of Arua District, containing maps, granular data, and analyses of the existing hazards, exposure, and vulnerabilities to communities in northwestern Uganda.

Ruben Fernandez - 3 February, 2020


MapCampaigner Gets New Look and Features for 2020

MapCampaigner is our open source tool that monitors the quality and progress of OpenStreetMap field mapping anywhere around the world. For 2020, we've made it better.

Russ Biggs - 23 January, 2020