Unlocking Knowledge and Collaboration: The Open Data Talks Initiative
In the second quarter of 2023, HOT’s Open Mapping Hub - Eastern & Southern Africa (OMH-ESA), in collaboration with open data champions and organizations in Kenya, held a series of talks under the Open Data Talks (ODT) program. This blog post delves into the key findings, challenges, outcomes, successes, and recommendations stemming from the ODT events.
Staff Spotlight Series: Mikko Tamura
Each quarter, we’re featuring one of our all-star staff members in a Staff Spotlight Series. Staff featured in this Series have been peer-nominated for their superb performance and values-driven work. This quarter, we’re spotlighting Mikko Tamura, Community Manager at the Asia-Pacific (AP) Hub.
Update on disaster response activations for Morocco and Libya
Discover how the OSM community and other partners are responding to the devastating events in Morocco and Libya, how you can contribute, and where relief organizations can find data to support their efforts.
Hub-LAC series of humanitarian and cartographic talks
The Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Open Mapping Hub has organized a series of monthly talks that show the contribution that open and collaborative mapping can make to humanitarian work and sustainable development.
Ciclo de charlas humanitarias y cartográficas del Hub-LAC
El Hub de mapeo abierto de América Latina y el Caribe (LAC) ha organizado un ciclo de charlas mensuales que muestren el aporte que el mapeo abierto y colaborativo puede hacer al trabajo humanitario y al desarrollo sustentable.
Embracing a supportive community: my journey as an intern at HOT
Follow Benedicta Ohene's journey as an intern for the Community Team at HOT and the lessons she learned during her time in the team.
Open Mapping for Disaster Preparedness: A Pilot Study in Zimbabwe
The Anticipatory Response Program (ARP), recently piloted in Zimbabwe, incorporates open mapping tools and workflows into disaster response and resilience efforts to move from a reactive to a proactive approach.
Is the Caribbean Open Mapping Community Poised to Map its Way to Greater Disaster Resilience?
The open-mapping community has proven to be of great importance to the Caribbean particularly in supporting disaster response. We take a closer look at the latest developments regarding the growth of the Caribbean mapping community and what this could mean for disaster resilience in the region.
Innovating for Good: Leveraging Open Source Tools to Improve WASH Programs
Open geospatial data, tools, and platforms for humanitarian open mapping and disaster response should be used to improve Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) programs.
OpenStreetMap and municipal planning: a reality in Mexico
We tell you how the LAC Hub, in alliance with the Secretariat of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development of Mexico, accompanied a group of municipalities to create geospatial open data under OpenStreetMap and thus be able to build thematic cartographies.
OpenStreetMap y la planeación municipal: una realidad en México
Les contamos como el Hub LAC, aliado con la Secretaría de Desarrollo Agrario, Territorial y Urbano de México acompañó a un grupo de municipios para crear datos abiertos geoespaciales bajo OpenStreetMap y así poder construir cartografías temáticas.
Mapping for El Niño 2023 Early Warning and Anticipatory Action
Join the ESA Hub, FAO, and mappers across Eastern and Southern Africa to prepare for upcoming El Niño rains.
A partnership to complete the free map of Medellín, Colombia
The Open Mapping Hub of Latin America and the Caribbean partnered with the Center for Studies with Populations, Mobilizations and Territories (POMOTE) to train civil society organizations in Medellín, Colombia in open mapping.
Una alianza para completar el mapa libre de Medellín
El Hub de mapeo abierto de América Latina y el Caribe se asoció con el Centro de estudios con poblaciones, movilizaciones y territorios (POMOTE) para capacitar en mapeo abierto a organizaciones de la sociedad civil de Medellín, Colombia.
Mapping as a response to the disaster in Esmeraldas, Ecuador
The LAC Open Mapping Hub supported the response efforts to the disaster caused by the floods in Esmeraldas, Ecuador in coordination with the Ecuadorian Risk Management Secretariat.