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Mapping Drainage in Dar es Salaam

Sophie Lafayette

19 November, 2015

Tanzania

Every year during the rainy season, the largest city in Tanzania, Dar es Salaam, suffers from devastating floods that wipe out roads, destroy houses, and result in deaths, sickness, and millions of dollars worth of damages. By helping communities to map their wards, the Ramani Huria project is able to support disaster prevention and response to areas that were previously off the map, literally. One key element of these maps is drainage systems. We have dedicated mappers working to ensure these, as well as wetland zones and flood-prone areas, are included accurately in our maps.

Hewlett Foundation Grant Summary | Ebola Epidemic Response

Inspired by our response to the West Africa Ebola epidemic, a grant was generously made by the Hewlett Foundation to HOT in late 2014. This funding was aimed at improving the ability of HOT to fulfill its large scale and long running Ebola response, as well as have the capacity to respond to future events. It was determined by the community that the grant be divided and focus on three projects, addressing the development of the online tools Field Papers and the Export Tool, as well as building the numbers of Activation Coordinators.

Mhairi O'Hara - 19 November, 2015

Global

Don't get left behind...

The buzz of Geography Awareness Week, has reached far corners of the world. This year’s theme “Explore! The Power of Maps” has inspired more than 60 groups to join HOT and the Missing Maps partners during November 15 – 21 in support of Geography Awareness Week.

Russell Deffner - 15 November, 2015

Global

HOT launches $50,000 crowdfunding campaign - donate today!

https://donate.hotosm.org You can make the difference in helping HOT meet it's fundraising target for 2015 and raise $50,000 in the next 50 days. Mapbox...

Tyler Radford - 6 November, 2015

Global

Old Export Tool Moving to HOT Servers as Read-Only Copy

  As the new Export Tool has been successfully rolled out, the earlier version is to be switched off as it is held on the GeoFabrik...

Mhairi O'Hara - 4 November, 2015

Global

Eastern Afghanistan Earthquake Day 2

Since the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) officially activated on the 27th October, the team has been working hard to evaluate the mapping needs in response to the Eastern Afghanistan earthquake. There are two Tasking Manager projects set up in an effort to map key affected areas.

Mhairi O'Hara - 29 October, 2015

Afghanistan

Eastern Afghanistan Earthquake Day 1

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) calls upon our community to assist those affected by disaster for the second time in under one week

Russell Deffner - 28 October, 2015

Afghanistan

Updates and info on HOT's Hurricane Patricia mapping from the Activation Team

HOT, en coordinación con la comunidad mexicana de OSM, ha sido activada durante los dos últimos días, atendiendo al progreso del huracán y mapeando las áreas vulnerables en su camino. Tenemos dos tareas de mapeado abiertas en el OSM Tasking Manager (tasks.hotosm.org): una tarea que cubre las áreas costeras en el camino del huracán, y una tarea tierra adentro. No anticipamos abrir tareas adicionales, pero estamos monitorizando la situación en caso de que deslaves, inundaciones, u otros peligros posteriores al huracán generen situaciones humanitarias en las que podamos contribuir.

Blake Girardot - 25 October, 2015

Mexico

HOT Activation Hurricane Patricia

[en español a continuación] The Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team (HOT) has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by Hurricane Patricia in Mexico....

Dale Kunce - 23 October, 2015

Mexico

Join #100mapathons for OSMGeoWeek 2015!

La semaine internationale de sensibilisation à la géographie (Geography Awareness Week) aura lieu du 15 au 21 Novembre. L’équipe HOT (Humanitarian Open Street Map Team), en partenariat avec le projet Missing Maps, ont l'intention d'y participer massivement cette année !

Pete Masters - 9 October, 2015

Global

The new OSM Export Tool is Live

The newly developed Export Tool is now LIVE. Please register with your OSM username and explore some of the new functionality, such as the use of...

Mhairi O'Hara - 6 October, 2015

Global

HOT Announces Tyler Radford as our Executive Director

We are excited to announce that Tyler Radford has accepted the position of Executive Director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Since Tyler was named Interim...

Heather Leson - 2 October, 2015

Global

Outreachy Presentation | HOT OSM Round 10

The HOT OSM participants of round 10 of the Outreachy program will be presenting their work through Google Hangout on Air today, followed by...

Mhairi O'Hara - 1 October, 2015

Global

Community mapping has long lasting impact in Tandale, Dar es Salaam Tanzania

The ward of Tandale was one of the first wards in Dar es Salaam to benefit from community mapping and be comprehensively mapped on OpenStreetMap. Ramani Huria recently spoke to Ward Executive Officer for Tandale Mr. Osiligi Lossai about how they are using the data and maps provided to the ward following the completion of mapping.

Sophie Lafayette - 23 September, 2015

Tanzania

Beta Release of the Redeveloped Export Tool

The new Export Tool  was released for its Beta phase on Friday the 18th of September. We have had great input from the community during the...

Mhairi O'Hara - 23 September, 2015

Global

Making a Difference ... From Afar

By Charlotte Wolter        As a geographer and doctoral student at Kansas State, Kabita Ghimire has been away from her Nepal homeland...

Kristen Egermeier - 21 September, 2015

Global