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Community Mapping for Urban Risk in Mwanza, Tanzania

22 October, 2020


Spatial Collective, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and OpenMap Development Tanzania extend their engagement to Mwanza

Five OpenStreetMap Communities Receive Facebook Community Impact Microgrants

Five OSM communities, spread across the Philippines, Turkey, Uganda, Kenya, and Zambia, have received Facebook Community Impact Microgrants to support community engagement and training.

Sophie Mower - 20 October, 2020

Kenya and 4 other countries

Voting Membership Elects New Board Member in Special Election

Over the past several weeks, the HOT Voting Membership has elected Maning Sambale to the HOT Board of Directors, filling the seat vacated by...

19 October, 2020


Using Low-Cost Equipment to Gather High Precision Data for Flood Modeling

In collaboration with Deltares and with funding from GIZ, OMDTZ was able to collect accurate and precise river cross-section surveys using an innovative, low-cost technique developed by the Resilience Academy and OMDTZ.

Hawa Adinani - 8 October, 2020


HOT Pairs 2020 Virtual Summit with the Understanding Risk Forum 2020

HOT pairs 2020 Virtual Summit with the Understanding Risk Forum 2020

Jess Beutler, Russell Deffner, Geoffrey Kateregga, Immaculata Mwanja - 5 October, 2020


Supporting Istanbul’s Open Data Efforts

BİMTAŞ A.Ş. and HOT partner Yer Çizenler are working together to put the Istanbul Planning Agency campus on OpenStreetMap.

Can Unen - 28 September, 2020


Philippines Completes Remote Mapping and Validation for Pampanga

On September 21, 2020, the Philippine mapping team finished remote mapping and validation for the whole of Pampanga.

Jikka Defiño - 25 September, 2020


Supporting Coronavirus Response Through Mapping in Liberia (by iLab Liberia)

In May 2020, iLab Liberia was awarded a microgrant as part of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s (HOT) Rapid Response Microgrant: COVID-19 Program. Here’s iLab’s community blogpost detailing their project.

Carter Draper, Sophie Mower - 24 September, 2020


International Equal Pay Day: Our Pursuit of Gender Equity

Today is International Equal Pay Day, and we're marking the day by sharing what we are doing to support the International Equal Pay Day initiative in our organization.

Rachel VanNice, Dana Gallaty - 18 September, 2020


HOT Philippines as of August 2020

This August, HOT Philippines began training with LGU volunteers in Pampanga, celebrated #HOT10YRS, and sealed partnerships for September.

Jikka Defiño - 27 August, 2020


The State of OpenStreetMap in Africa

In the run-up to the 2020 State of the Map conference, OSM Africa surveyed OpenStreetMap community leaders across the continent. Geoffrey Kateregga looks at the results and offers a deep dive into the state and trajectory of OpenStreetMap communities in Africa.

Geoffrey Kateregga - 26 August, 2020


Covid-19 Pandemic in Peru: Mapping Health Implications

As Peru struggles with the impacts of Covid-19, HOT and GAL Group are helping public health officials at all levels of government plan how to support communities by mapping rural and vulnerable populations in the Cusco region.

Rebecca Firth - 24 August, 2020


Reflections on our “Audacious” Journey

“Do you have an ambitious idea for tackling one of the world’s biggest problems?”

Rebecca Firth, Tyler Radford - 18 August, 2020


Voting Membership Annual Meeting Election Results

HOT's Voting Membership has hosted its 2020 Annual Meeting

Matthew Gibb - 12 August, 2020


HOT’s Community Support Programs - Going Beyond Microgrants

HOT’s vision is to map an area home to one billion people living in poverty and at high risk of disasters by engaging mappers around the world to massively grow the number of local edits to the map. To kickstart planning, HOT’s Community Team has hosted a series of workshops to understand community perspectives.

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower - 10 August, 2020


Philippines Continues to Hold OSM Training for Volunteers Online

Despite movement restrictions in the country, HOT Philippines is able to continue training volunteers by identifying their needs and shifting training efforts online.

Jikka Defiño - 30 July, 2020