HOT Microgrants 2019: The Highlights
In 2019, HOT provided Microgrants to eight local, regional, and national organizations around the world. Here are some highlights of their work.
HOT Supporting the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project to Protect Communities from Flooding
Flooding has plagued the Ghanaian capital of Accra for years, so HOT worked with Mobile Web Ghana and OpenStreetMap Ghana to develop data on local buildings, drainage, and infrastructure that communities and municipal authorities could use to make vulnerable neighborhoods more resilient.
Second Round of Rapid Response Micrograntees Announced!
Congratulations to the latest COVID-19 Rapid Response Micrograntees! Their work will make their communities more resilient and help people stay safe.
Applications Open for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants
HOT has opened the application period for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants, with a special focus on projects that engage women and girls in mapping. Apply today!
#map2020 Results Announced
After reviewing all of the inspiring submissions, the HOT and Mapillary teams have chosen SIGenBici as the #map2020 project of the year.
Four regions, five years, 94 countries, one billion people
In 2019, the HOT community developed a Strategic Plan, which stated an audacious goal: to map an area home to one billion people in OpenStreetMap. But one key question remained: where?
What if we could map one billion people currently missing from the world’s maps?
We are honored and excited to announce that the HOT community is one of eight recipients of funding from The Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale.
HOT and iLab Liberia Exploring the Potential of Machine Learning to Augment Human Mappers in Monrovia
HOT worked with iLab Liberia in Monrovia to test the potential of machine learning algorithms to automate repetitive mapping tasks and highlight areas in need of updating to maximize the impact of human mappers.
How we measure the effects of AI-assisted mapping
Over the past two years, HOT has taken a leadership role in exploring and facilitating the application of the latest advances in artificial intelligence.
HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19 – First round of Micrograntees announced
We’re excited to announce the first round of awardees for HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19. Microgrants, which are provided to OpenStreetMap communities to support their local response to the pandemic, have been awarded to projects in Liberia, Uganda, Kenya and Mongolia. Over the next 6 months, these Microgrants will support the following work:
Tasking Manager | Behind the DevDesk with Wille Marcel
Wille is an experienced frontend engineer focused on rich web map applications and the creator the Tasking Manager frontend and the OSMCha application, a very important tool for quality control and monitoring of changes of OpenStreetMap.
HOT Voting Membership Welcomes 27 New Members
We are happy to announce that 27 new members have been elected to HOT’s Voting Membership!
HOT Indonesia’s COVID-19 online training platform
On-site training is a regular activity for HOT Indonesia with staff traveling across the nation to conduct training sessions
Team up in the new Tasking Manager
The future is here! A fresh frontend with an integrated ID editor and many new improvements await you.
Shifting to virtual: adapting HOT’s global work for COVID-19
Although COVID-19 brings a number of obvious challenges to daily life for people across the world, the crisis has demonstrated the widespread desire to help by mapping to support COVID-19 responders worldwide.