Validators: Experienced Mappers Making an Outsized Contribution
Validators serve an essential role in ensuring data quality and providing feedback to new mappers. Learn how validation works and how you can become a validator.
Building a Detailed Flood Model with Community Mapped Drainage Data (by the Resilience Academy)
The Resilience Academy partnered with Delft University of Technology to investigate if community-mapped drainage data was suitable for creating an urban flood model.
Why and How: Challenging Sexism and Misogyny in the Open Mapping Ecosystem
In honor of the 2021 International Women’s Day and Women History Month, the HOT Community Working Group (WG) organized two webinars: #ChooseToChallenge: Sexism and...
Scaling Missing Maps in Africa’s Great Lakes Region Project, Kisoro District Uganda
HOT is using open source geospatial mapping tools and local knowledge to improve field epidemiology and patient tracing in rural Uganda.
Mapping Solid Waste Zones in Lusaka
OSM Zambia has completed their Facebook Community Impact Microgrant in which they mapped waste collection zones in the rapidly growing city of Lusaka to support the waste collection and disposal.
The Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Hub Announces Four Facebook Community Impact Microgrants!
Four communities in Eastern and Southern Africa have been selected as recipients of the Facebook Community Impact Microgrant. Congratulations to The Shack Dwellers Federation of Namibia, OpenStreetMap Uganda, The Malawi OpenStreetMap community, and The Center For Life Change and Development!
Mapping of Emergency Health Data in Senegal
With a microgrant from HOT, the OSM Senegal community and Healthsites.io have been mapping hospitals and clinics across Senegal, aiding in the country's Covid-19 response.
HOT Microgrant 2020 Community Capstone Project (by Mental Health AWHEREness)
Mental Health AWHEREness PH shares the work that they did through HOT's Microgrant program.They trained community members in mapping mental health services in the Philippines.
OMDTZ Community Impact Microgrants Call — 2021
Open Map Development Tanzania is looking for at least eight Tanzanian OSM communities to receive microgrants. Applications are due by 5 May 2021.
How Users’ Experience Impacts Project Completion and Retention
Gloria Urrea, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Eunae Yoo, University of Tennessee, partnered with HOT to conduct research that has produced valuable insights for HOT and other organizations using the Tasking Manager. Here, they summarize their research project that examines the impact of users’ experience on project completion and retention.
Mentoring a Community Through a Microgrant Application
As part of the most recent call for Facebook Community Impact Microgrant applications, HOT tried a new mentorship approach to supporting OpenStreetMap (OSM) community members through the application process.
PDC PhilAWARE: Field Mapping Completion, the e-Learning Platform, and Map Presentation to Stakeholders
This month, the HOT Philippines team completed the required field work for the PhilAWARE project and is now presenting output maps to stakeholders. HOT is also working with PDC to prepare an e-Learning platform to remotely support stakeholder mapping initiatives.
How We Responded to Covid-19 Pandemic by Mapping Ugandan Border Entry Towns (by MapUganda)
MapUganda has been mapping Ugandan border towns to help local health responders monitor potential avenues for Covid transmission.
Supporting Covid-19 Response in Mongolia via Community Mapping (by Public Lab Mongolia)
In the course of their Covid-19 Rapid Response Microgrant, Public Lab Mongolia has put thousands of health, service, and infrastructure sites on the map while training a team of mappers from across the country.
Exposure Data and Models Shared with Disaster Management Stakeholders in Tanzania
The METEOR project has been a three-year initiative supported by the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme to generate disaster exposure data and models in two pilot countries — Tanzania and Nepal. The process has since been repeated in another 45 official development assistance countries.