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Export Tool | 03 Customise Map Features

Mhairi O'Hara

10 October, 2017


This blog is the third in a series of ‘Learn Export Tool’ posts and focuses on how to customise the OSM map features for export. Following the launch of the revamped tool on the 18th September 2017, the first Learn blog focused on ‘Selecting Area of Interest’, the second focused on ‘Data File Formats’ and the last will look at examples of ‘Applying Exported Data’.

Malaria Elimination Mapping Continues

HOT has teamed up with many partners working to eliminate the disease malaria. Malaria is preventable and curable and without transmission will cease to exist. In order to effectively carry out intervention campaigns, HOT has been asked to help identify and map populated places in some of the most susceptible places.

Russell Deffner - 4 October, 2017


Export Tool | 02 Data File Formats

This blog is the second in a series of ‘Learn Export Tool’ posts and focuses on the file formats available for OSM data to be converted to. Following the launch of the revamped tool on the 18th September 2017, the first Learn blog focused on ‘Selecting Area of Interest’. The other two posts to follow in the series will cover how to ‘Customise Map Features’ and examples of ‘Applying Exported Data’.

Mhairi O'Hara - 3 October, 2017


Microgrants: Humanitarian mapping of coastal wetlands and fishing livelihoods for resilience to climate change and variability, Colombia.

*Guest blog: Juan F. Blanco-Libreros, Ph.D., Natalia DaSilveira Arruda, M.Sc., and Nixon A. Aristizabal, GIS Spec. Universidad de Antioquia*   Rural and urban communities...

Rebecca Firth - 2 October, 2017


HOT Summit 2017-

On a couple of bright, sunny days at the Innovation Centre at Bayview Yards, 105 members of the HOT Community from all across the...

Rachel VanNice - 26 September, 2017


HOT Activates for five disasters: update

La comunidad (HOT) esta actualmente mapeando ( cartografiando) para unos  5 impredecibles desastres en Mexico, el Caribe y el sur de Asia. Mas de 4.800 voluntarios...

Rebecca Firth - 26 September, 2017


Export Tool | 01 Selecting Area of Interest

This blog focuses on how to 'Select Area of Interest', and is the first in a series of ‘Learn Export Tool’ posts following the launch of the revamped tool on the 18th September 2017. Three more blogs in the series will cover the different available ‘Data File Formats’, how to ‘Customise Map Features’ and examples of ‘Applying Exported Data’.

Mhairi O'Hara - 25 September, 2017


Export Tool 3.0 Launched

Version 3 of the Export Tool officially LAUNCHED on 18th September 2017. The new version is now hosted at, with Version 2 available at till mid November 2017, when it will be shut down.

Mhairi O'Hara - 19 September, 2017


HOT Activates for Three Disasters: Hurricane Irma, Mexico Earthquake, Bangladesh Floods

Cette première semaine de septembre 2017 a vu se produire des catastrophes et destructions d’une intensité sans précédent et la Communauté HOT a été activée pour y répondre. Les projets et sur la façon de fait pour participer sont détaillés ci-dessous. C’est un moment critique pour la vie de millions de personnes dans le monde et nous remercions les cartographes volontaires pour leur soutien.

Rebecca Firth - 9 September, 2017


First Ever YouthMappers Video Challenge

Originally from Missing Maps Blog First YouthMappers Video Challenge! We are excited to announce our first ever YouthMappers Video Challenge!  Missing Maps recently surpassed...

Rachel VanNice - 8 September, 2017


Mapping Administrative Boundaries and Evacuation Routes for the Pacific Disaster Center and BNPB's InAWARE Project

The InAWARE mapping project in Jakarta, Indonesia, is in its fifth month, nearing 80% of completion. The project aims to comprehensively map and collect...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 7 September, 2017


Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and UNHCR work together to empower refugees and hosting communities in Uganda

Uganda is the center of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis: every day around 2,000 people stream across Uganda's borders fleeing famine, drought and...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 6 September, 2017


Sharing Experiences OSM Mapping in Four Countries: Armenia, Bangladesh, Fiji and the Philippines

*Guest Blog: Colleen Curran GeoInformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)* Throughout 2016 the GeoInformatics Center, a research center at the Asian Institute of Technology...

Rebecca Firth - 23 August, 2017


Field mapping organizer reaches first major milestone

We've just finalized our first major milestone in the development of a new tool to improve how the HOT community organizes field mapping. Field...

Nate Smith - 18 August, 2017


1 MONTH til the HOT Summit 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario!

The HOT SUMMIT 2017 is less than one month away! There's still time to register to be sure you don't miss the exciting talks,...

Rachel VanNice - 17 August, 2017


HOT and Heidelberg Institution for Geoinformation Technology Collaborations

We’re pleased to announce we’ve recently formalised our partnership with the Heidelberg Institute for Geoinformation Technology (HeiGIT) at GIScience Heidelberg University. HOT and HeiGIT...

Rebecca Firth - 10 August, 2017