Call for Proposals - HOT Summit 2016
We invite you to submit a proposal to present a topic of interest at The Second Annual HOT Summit 2016 to be held in Brussels, Thursday, September 22nd at the BTC Conference Center - Espace Jacqmotte the day before State of the Map-International. This year's theme is OpenStreetMap, the Global HOT Community, and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
HOT and YouthMappers Collaborate to Develop HOT University Clubs
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and YouthMappers share a common vision around engaging young people interested in the use of spatial data for humanitarian response and development. YouthMappers and HOT have already collaborated in many ways, including through use of HOT’s Tasking Manager, which is the platform used for collaborating in groups around mapping projects.
Ecuador Earthquake: Assessing the Extent of Damaged Buildings
Efforts are still going strong 7 weeks after the initial earthquake struck Ecuador on the 16th April close to the towns of Muisne and Pedernales, with HOT transitioning from the 1st stage of mapping focused on pre-event data to the 2nd stage, a pilot project aimed at mapping building damage and temporary shelters.
HOTOSM recognized by the President of Mexico during Internet Day 2016
(Welcome and thank you Miriam Gonzalez for this guest post, sharing recognition by the President of Mexico of HOT during Hurricane Patricia! -Mikel) On "Internet Day",...
New project: “Real Time Financial Location Planning and Research”
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) announces it is a Grand Challenges Explorations winner, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. HOT will pursue an innovative global health and development research project, titled “Real Time Financial Location Planning and Research”.
New Documentation and Design System for OpenAerialMap
We've just rolled out the start of a new documentation and design system for OpenAerialMap. Four main components make up the OAM ecosystem: an...
HOT at the World Humanitarian Summit
From May 22-25, six HOT board members, staff, and volunteers will participate in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey. The World Humanitarian...
Mini-Mapathon for Sri Lanka Floods at Understanding Risk
It is morning in Venice, Italy. We are having a mini-mapathon in support of the Sri Lanka Flood actiation live from the Understanding Risk...
Sri Lanka Floods Activation: Sitrep Day 1
Hi all, ~24 hours ago HOT activated in support of the Disaster Management Centre of Sri Lanka. We were requested to generate building information...
HOT SUMMIT 2016 - Registration Open
Brussels - Registration is now open for the Second Annual HOT Summit 2016 to be held in Brussels, Thursday, September 22nd at the BTC Conference...
Mapping the Tien Shan mountains
(Guest post by Aline Rosset, University of Central Asia) OpenStreetMap workshops with teachers and high school children of 10 rural villages in Kyrgyzstan. The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science project aims at developing simple tools and activities for teachers to learn and conduct scientific investigations on the water resources around their village, and make the collected data publicly available.
HOT Annual Meeting and Election Results
HOT Voting Members held their Annual General Meeting today, where we heard annual reports from HOT’s Executive Director, Board President, and Members Chair, and...
Ecuador Earthquake: Day 16 Update
We want to highlight the amazing work done to date by the wonderful volunteers mappers of OpenStreetMap, with 2,300 individuals making close to 3 million map changes with the associated #MappingEcuador changeset comment.
Explore How the World is Mapped with OSM Analytics
Today we are launching OSM Analytics, a platform for exploring and analyzing OpenStreetMap data. With the current database growing to almost 50 gigabytes, and thousands of features added every day, OSM is officially entering the big data league.
Ecuador Earthquake: Day 7 Update
by Mhairi O'Hara, Tyler Radford As of the 22nd of April there have been over a million and a half changes made to OpenStreetMap...