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HOT Leadership 2015

This year has presented many challenges to HOT. We have been incredibly active and successful in all of our programs: Disaster Mapping, Community Building and Technical Projects. However, as many of you know, 2015 has been a year of tremendous change in HOT leadership.

Russell Deffner — 8 July, 2015

Global

Mapping Ulaanbaatar with Asia Foundation

Recently we had a very pleasant surprise to be contacted by Nicholas Doiron, who Project Coordinator, Severin Menard, knew from previous work including in Haiti. Nick, now working with Asia Foundation alongside Michelle Chang, knew about the HOT Mapping Ulaanbaatar project and reached out for advice as the Asia Foundation planned an OpenStreetMap Mapathon competition.

Russell Deffner — 3 July, 2015

Global

Be the Executive Director of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

  Passionate about maps, humanitarian response and global community? Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) seeks an Executive Director to dream big building on our successes...

Heather Leson — 2 July, 2015

Global

TomTom June 2015 HOT Mapathon

  HOT a récemment assisté la société TomTom à l'organisation d'un Mapathon focalisé sur la cartographie du Nepal. Des batiments, des zones résidentielles, des routes,...

Pierre Mirlesse — 26 June, 2015

Nepal

Case study: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Implementation of a collaborative, crowd-sourced Geographic Information System for humanitarian aid and economic development. Recently I became an official member of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team...

Felix Delattre — 23 June, 2015

Global

The New Field Papers Site is Live!

The new Field Papers site has been live for over a week now, as it was successfully launched on the 28th of May. Thanks to the team at Stamen Design in conjunction with co-funding from the Hewlett Foundation through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, the tool has been re-vamped to become stable and more international. Field Papers has been optimised for multiple languages, which include but are not limited to Deutsch, Español, Français, Bahasa Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, کوردی, Nederlands, Português, and Kiswahili. Please contribute towards the internationalisation and translation of Field Papers by visiting the Transifex project and joining the team of your desired language.

Mhairi O'Hara — 5 June, 2015

Global

OpenAerialMap Beta Goes Live

We are very excited to introduce the first release of OpenAerialMap! The current image catalog is still in beta but gives an insight of...

Cristiano Giovando — 29 May, 2015

Global

HOT attends first White House Mapathon

The first ever White House Mapathon held on 21 May 2015, served to highlight the growing importance of crowdmapping and open geospatial data and...

Steven Johnson — 28 May, 2015

Global

Your Neighbour is Mapping

State of the Map from our Board President, Heather Leson It has been a month since the Nepal Earthquake occurred and the digital humanitarian...

Kristen Egermeier — 28 May, 2015

Global

Global Studies and Collaboration with CrisisMappers Japan

On April 28, 2015, Prof. Furuhashi, of Aoyama Gakuin University's School of Global Studies and Collaboration held a seminar for some twenty beginning students studying Crisis Mapping. The seminar took place at the Global Learning Commons, a free space for students to gather at Aoyama Gakuin’s Sagamihara campus. This online project is part of the relief efforts of volunteers for Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake.

Heather Leson — 27 May, 2015

Nepal

Help improve mapping: Take HOT's community survey

Dear all,   A whole-hearted thank you for your contribution and support of the Nepal earthquake response with HOT. While the activation is ongoing,...

Tyler Radford — 27 May, 2015

Nepal

A Warm Welcome to the Outreachy HOT Interns

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community would like to welcome the new round of Outreachy interns! The program, originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) is aimed at helping individuals from under represented groups get involved in free and open source software. Starting the 25th of May, four enthusiastic and highly driven students will embark on their projects within the community, assisted by their mentors to tackle a number of key issues related to HOT and OSM.

Mhairi O'Hara — 18 May, 2015

Global

Recent flooding in Dar Es Salaam shows need for maps

For the past 5 days it has been raining non-stop in Dar es Salaam, causing damaging floods across the city. Schools and hospitals have...

Geoffrey Kateregga — 12 May, 2015

Tanzania

Mongolia - Mapping Ulaanbaatar Update - Welcome Interns!

It is our pleasure to welcome a group of student interns from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) as stewards for the Mapping Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia project we began in 2013. The project is a collaboration between HOT, the World Bank, nonprofit research group ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) and the city of Ulaanbaatar to create and maintain a map of the city within OpenStreetMap (OSM).

Russell Deffner — 7 May, 2015

Global

Kathmandu Living Labs is working to respond in Nepal: help them out!

Kathmandu Living Labs is a great local non-profit working to help in the Nepal earthquake response. Learn more about what they're doing with mapping, data, training and coordination, and help them yourself!

Andrew Wiseman — 1 May, 2015

Nepal