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5,600,000 map edits to Eliminate Malaria

Geoffrey Kateregga

19 May, 2017


OpenStreetMap on the Humanitarian Data Exchange

The Export Tool is now pushing customised OpenStreetMap (OSM) data through to the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform. Buildings, points of interest, roads and waterways datasets for the countries of Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali are now available as SHP, GPKG, IMG and KML files. The integration tool, nicknamed OSM2HDX has the ability to automate data updates at set intervals and allows the administrators to select any country for export.

Mhairi O'Hara - 19 May, 2017


2017 HOT Board Roles

HOT's new board met for the first time to establish roles and set the agenda for the year. Please congratulate: Dale Kunce- Board President...

Rachel VanNice - 8 May, 2017


YouthMappers ‘Mapping to End Malaria’ Challenge: Round 2 Results

Over 200 students at 13 universities participated in the second round of the YouthMappers ‘Mapping to end Malaria’ Challenge. Together, they mapped almost 400,000 buildings in Zimbabwe. Thank you to all the chapters who participated!

Russell Deffner - 8 May, 2017


Gulu Mapathon and Partnerships

  As Uganda deals with an influx of refugees from South Sudan and neighbouring countries, many responders including UNHCR implementing partners, the Ugandan Government,...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 5 May, 2017


Rapid Mapping of Damage Extent after a Disaster

Last week I posted an update from Robert Soden about a research project that HOT is conducting on assessing levels of damage after a...

Cristiano Giovando - 3 May, 2017


Cyclone Enawo Response - Madagascar

Matthew Gibb - 29 April, 2017


Branching out Manpower to Mapping 136 Priority Areas in Indonesia through Training of Trainers (ToT)

As we wrote earlier, Indonesia’s disaster management agency is taking on a quantum leap this year, setting up on the creation of contingency planning for all the 136 priority cities/districts in Indonesia. Managing risks and safeguarding all economic and development hubs in the country is not an easy task, but a necessary one.

Biondi Sanda Sima - 27 April, 2017


HOT Research Partnership on Crowdsourced Damage Assessment

HOT is partnering with the Stanford Urban Resilience Initiative (SURI), the World Bank’s Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), Heidelberg University, and...

Cristiano Giovando - 26 April, 2017


Paving the Road to Inclusivity, HOT Trains Mapping Skills to Disabled Communities

Supriyadi, 60, lost his ability to walk 11 years ago when a magnitude of 5.9 earthquake shook Yogyakarta, one of Indonesia’s provincial capital. It...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 25 April, 2017


World Malaria Day: map to help Malaria elimination worldwide

Tuesday 25th April is World Malaria Day, and we’re hosting a Global 24 hour mapathon to support eradication of Malaria worldwide. You can join...

Rebecca Firth - 21 April, 2017


HOT Microgrants 2017: Results

    We had a fantastic response to our first ever Microgrants Programme, with over 70 applications from nearly 50 countries worldwide. After much...

Rebecca Firth - 20 April, 2017


Welcome HOT's new board members!

On Wednesday, April 12th, HOT welcomed three new members to the HOT Board. The newly elected Board Members are Ahasanul Hoque, Pete Masters, Melanie Eckle,...

Rachel VanNice - 14 April, 2017


YouthMappers ‘Mapping to End Malaria’ Challenge: Round 1 Results

Our first round of the YouthMappers ‘Mapping to end Malaria’ Challenge has concluded. Together, 141 students at 8 universities mapped over 50,000 buildings in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Thank you to all the chapters who participated!

Russell Deffner - 12 April, 2017


World Health Day 2017: show your support by mapping for malaria

Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people around the world, particularly children under 5 and women. Malaria is prevalent in some of the most unmapped places. Malaria is a preventable and curable disease, but currently organisations do not have detailed data on the number of vulnerable people in an area, which reduces their ability to respond. Malaria spreads through mosquito bites, and if you can prevent bites, you can reduce the spread of infection. This means that you need to know where those vulnerable to malaria live, so you can spray their homes with insecticide or distribute bednets. This way you can save more lives, more quickly.

Russell Deffner - 7 April, 2017


Uploading made easier: new options available for OpenAerialMap

Since OpenAerialMap launched we’ve required imagery to be stored in a publicly accessible place prior to upload. This enable us to focus more on...

Nate Smith - 3 April, 2017