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Using Financial Services data in OSM: GIS Poster and Mobile apps

Geospatial data lies at the basis of large portions of web and mobile applications, but sometimes tends to be undervalued and is often not...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 4 July, 2016

Global

HOT's Commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, and How You Can Help

When I speak with HOT staff and volunteers in our community, I often ask what they've heard about the Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs for short. Sometimes, people have heard of the term, or know that the term is somehow related to the United Nations. I often chat about the types of mapping projects they're working on. In the past month, the answers have been incredibly varied: HOT staff are mapping safe bicycle routes and access to sanitation (public toilets) in Tanzania; banks, ATMs, and mobile money agent locations in Uganda, and are about to start mapping critical disaster "lifeline" infrastructure in two of the biggest cities in Indonesia. In addition, HOT volunteer leaders are working on dozens more projects throughout the world across sectors: education, environment, health, transportation, water and sanitation. These projects are all taking place in challenging contexts: megacities in developing countries, refugee camps, and unplanned urban and rural housing settlements.So what does this have to do with the SDGs?

Tyler Radford - 29 June, 2016

Global

HOT inspires mapping communities in Uganda

The last time that HOT carried out mapping in Northern Uganda was on August 20 2012, teaming up with the American and Ugandan Red...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 21 June, 2016

Global

Mapping Bicycle Routes During Dar es Salaam's Cycle Caravan.

Each year, 5th June marks World Environment Day, a day for raising global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the...

Innocent Maholi - 14 June, 2016

Tanzania

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.

Cheryl Shaw - 13 June, 2016

Global

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.

Cheryl Shaw - 13 June, 2016

Global

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.

Mhairi O'Hara - 3 June, 2016

Ecuador

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",...

Mikel Maron - 31 May, 2016

Mexico

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”.

Paul Uithol - 27 May, 2016

Uganda

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...

Nate Smith - 25 May, 2016

Global

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...

Tyler Radford - 20 May, 2016

Global

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...

Heather Leson - 20 May, 2016

Sri Lanka

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...

Blake Girardot - 20 May, 2016

Sri Lanka

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...

Cheryl Shaw - 17 May, 2016

Global

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.

Felix Delattre - 10 May, 2016

Kyrgyzstan