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Mapping Energy Saving Solutions in One of the Largest Refugee Settlements in Africa

28 April, 2020

Uganda

In February 2020, HOT with support from the Response Innovation Lab in Uganda, carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions retail shops in Bidibidi settlement to better understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products amongst the refugee population.

Tasking Manager gets a makeover

The latest software version 4 of Tasking Manager has just been released with a number of enhancements that will improve users’ experience of collaborative mapping in OpenStreetMap.

Felix Delattre - 22 April, 2020

Global

Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities across the globe in many shapes and forms.

Sophie Mower, Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga - 17 April, 2020

Global

Mapping in the Times of COVID-19 and How You Can Help

As the world takes action against the COVID-19 outbreak, here is how you can help.

Gihan Hassanein - 24 March, 2020

Global,

Launching #map2020 for Improved Navigation in Undermapped Regions

UPDATE TO #MAP2020 DUE TO COVID-19
With the ongoing situation of the Covid-19 outbreak in big parts of the world, we are asking #map2020 participants to follow their local governments’ respective guidelines. If you can’t go out and capture imagery due to the current situation, you can still participate in #map2020 by updating and improving OpenStreetMap by using imagery that already exists on Mapillary. The imagery should still be used to improve navigation in your chosen area.

Gihan Hassanein - 16 March, 2020

Global,

International Women’s Day 2020: #EachforEqual

International Women’s Day (#IWD2020) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while calling on the world to accelerate progress towards gender equality.

Rebecca Firth - 5 March, 2020

Global

Join us this summer for GSoC and Outreachy internships

We, at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team are excited to announce our this year's internship programmes around Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy.

Ramya Ragupathy - 5 March, 2020

Global

Export Tool Updates: New OSM Datasets for Countries on HDX and More

We've updated the Export Tool! It's now even easier to deliver critical OpenStreetMap data into the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), and the hands of the organizations that use it, faster than ever. The update offers new export features, and captures how people are using it, so we can further tailor it to users' needs.

Mhairi O'Hara - 16 February, 2020

Global

Understanding Hazards, Exposure, and Vulnerability in northwestern Uganda

In collaboration with United Nations’ Development Program (UNDP) and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister, HOT developed the first-ever spatially-focused Risk Atlas of Arua District, containing maps, granular data, and analyses of the existing hazards, exposure, and vulnerabilities to communities in northwestern Uganda.

Ruben Fernandez - 3 February, 2020

Uganda

MapCampaigner Gets New Look and Features for 2020

MapCampaigner is our open source tool that monitors the quality and progress of OpenStreetMap field mapping anywhere around the world. For 2020, we've made it better.

Russ Biggs - 23 January, 2020

Global

Haiti 10 Years Later: Growth of a Humanitarian Mapping Community

Ten years ago this week, on 12 January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake - one of the worst disasters in recent history. Within...

Tyler Radford - 16 January, 2020

Haiti

Six Ways Maps can Improve Lives

If you need an ambulance, how would the paramedics find your address? If your house was flooded, how would emergency services know you were...

Alex Glynn - 16 December, 2019

Peru and 5 other countries

What we Learnt from Mapping African Megacity Dar es Salaam

Since the project kicked-off in 2015, Ramani Huria, funded by the World Bank and implemented by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), has managed to map three-quarters of one of Africa’s megacities, Dar es Salaam. As a city that is particularly vulnerable to floods, the team focused their mapping on flood-prone areas, especially in informal settlements where vulnerable populations live.

Hawa Adinani - 12 December, 2019

Tanzania

Help Local Communities to #MaptheDifference

HOT’s annual fundraising campaign supports communities with Microgrants to put themselves on the map, so they can address the challenges affecting them, from seasonal...

Alex Glynn - 22 November, 2019

Global

MapSwipe 2.0: Support humanitarian response in five minutes with a mobile app

With two new projects types and an improved user experience, MapSwipe is making it easier than ever for volunteers to get involved in mapping, one swipe at a time.

Jessica Bergmann - 4 October, 2019

Global

HOT launches Microgrants 2020: Funding for OpenStreetMap Communities

Is your local OpenStreetMap community mapping to improve lives? We could have a microgrant for you! Pitch your project and be in for a chance to receive funding as part of HOT’s annual fundraising campaign to support global OpenStreetMap communities.

Rebecca Firth - 27 September, 2019

Global