Digitising Kathmandu from above
Guest blog by Gaurav Thapa from Kathmandu Living Labs. Covering the digitisation process carried out by the team for mapping building footprints in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal as part of the METEOR project.
HOT Summit 2019 is coming to Heidelberg
We are happy to share latest information about the 5th HOT Summit which is next year coming to the picturesque city of Heidelberg!
Building Disaster Resilient Countries/Cities Through Open Spatial Data and Exposure Analysis.
Multiple partners have come together under the Meteor project, which aims to understand risk and disaster exposure in order to create resilient cities. Through...
Tasking Manager Update: New Version Released!
As December has started we’ve also released another update to the Tasking Manager. Head to tasks.hotosm.org and start mapping to check them out.
Here are a few updates from local communities all around the world who have received a Microgrant from HOT in 2018, all the more reason to donate to #mapthedifference in 2019!
METEOR: Site Visits with Kathmandu Living Labs in Nepal
HOT and KLL set out on site visits across Kathmandu to assess the homogenous zones identified for mapping in OpenStreetMap. These seven zones have been identified as rural, residential, dense residential, urban, industrial, informal, high urban and new industrial. KLL will remotely digitise all the building footprints within the homogenous zones, before collecting detailed attribute information on the ground for a select sample of these buildings.
Using open source tools to eliminate Malaria in Guatemala
HOT is supporting the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Guatemala Ministry of Health to assist local technicians who are in the field fighting Malaria in the area of Escuintla. Guatemala has provided a unique opportunity for HOT to leverage open source tools for use during indoor residual spraying to monitor progress and activities as they occur.
HOT Indonesia Completed Mapping Lifeline Infrastructures in Semarang
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has completed mapping Semarang, the capital and largest city of Central Java. A city of 373.8 square kilometres and a home to over 1,5 million people, Semarang is the fifth largest city in Indonesia. The city's unique topography-- coastal lowland to the north and bumpy highlands to the south--makes it particularly prone to tidal flood and landslides.
Hacktoberfest Update: Tasking Manager Improvements and More
Hacktoberfest has been a great success and has helped support many of our core open source projects. Check out the progress and continue to get involved during the last week of the month.
Participatory Mapping Toolkit: A Guide For Refugee Contexts
The world continues to witness some of the highest levels of displacement on record, with nearly 70 million people who have been forced from...
HOT Endorses the Principles for Digital Development
In October 2018, HOT officially endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, joining just over 100 organizations who have done so to date. The Digital Principles are nine “living” guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. The Principles focus heavily on many of HOT's core values, including community, openness, collaboration, and innovation and will continue to guide our work going forward.
OSM Sri Lanka Community and impact of HOT Micro Grants for the continuation to contribute to develop open geo-spatial data.
Since May 2018, the HOT Microgrants program has supported the OSM Sri Lanka Community to conduct a series of workshops and training programs throughout the country, including underdeveloped rural areas, Universities, and Local Authorities.
GeoChicas: Mapping the path of women after the earthquake in Oaxaca
The earthquakes that occurred in September 2017 in Mexico affected different areas of the country, including Mexico City, Chiapas and the State of Oaxaca.
Hacktoberfest: A Call for Contributing to Social Impact Projects
Join in the celebration of open source software by contributing to the Tasking Manager or other open source projects maintained by HOT.