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CAR Activation, Year 2

Séverin Ménard

25 April, 2014

Central African Republic

Mapping on in Haiphong

Back in October 2013 I headed to Haiphong for three weeks in conjunction with the World Bank to map transit infrastructure in the city....

Kate Chapman — 22 April, 2014

Global

When Birds of a Feather Map Together

All spring we’ve been thinking about how to grow and support the HOT community. We know that we need to improve support to keep...

Heather Leson — 18 April, 2014

Global

Community Growth in Indonesia - Creating Trainers

Back when HOT started in Indonesia none of us was sure how the growth of OpenStreetMap would happen. As it stands today we've trained...

Kate Chapman — 16 April, 2014

Indonesia

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response, Second update

Our mapping response in West Africa due to the Ebola epidemic there continues. The Bing high-res imagery is the main source for tracing the...

Pierre Béland — 15 April, 2014

Global

State of the Map US in DC!

This weekend is State of the Map US (SOTMUS) which is being held in Washington DC this year. I'm excited to attend this SOTMUS, at...

Kate Chapman — 11 April, 2014

Global

"Back" at the OpenGov Hub

I reason I say "back" in quotes because since the last time I was at HOT's office in Washington D.C. 7 months ago it was in a completely different building. HOT is part of the OpenGov Hub which is a coworking place and center for open government related organizations in the Washington, DC area. We are part of the "mapping area" in conjunction with Ushahidi and the GroundTruth Initiative. The new OpenGov Hub space just opened on April 1st of this year. This is one of HOT's two permanent spaces the other we share with Wikimedia Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Kate Chapman — 9 April, 2014

Global

A week in Lubumbashi (DRC)

Lundi 17 mars 2014 après-midi : je monte dans un avion en direction de Lubumbashi, dans le sud de la République Démocratique du Congo...

Jorieke Vyncke — 1 April, 2014

Global

2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak Response

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team was asked to coordinate for the OpenStreetMap contributors to support the humanitarians by mapping in detail various towns where they...

Pierre Béland — 31 March, 2014

Global

Réponse à la crise d'Ébola, Afrique de l'Ouest, 2014

L'équipe OpenStreetMap humanitaire agit à titre de contact entre la communauté  d'OpenStreetMap et les humanitaires pour cartographier en détail les différentes villes où les...

Pierre Béland — 31 March, 2014

Global

Mapping Guinea: Help Wanted

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland rapidly needs maps of three towns in order to support their relief efforts of an ebola-like outbreak in Guinea....

Joseph Reeves — 26 March, 2014

Global

OpenStreetMap on the Ground: Update from Kathmandu

I reported the HOT Community on OpenStreetMap work in Nepal in the beginning of 2013 (click here to see my post). Almost a year...

Nama Raj Budhathoki — 10 March, 2014

Global

LearnOSM Updates

Recently we've made some improvements to LearnOSM, HOT's resource for learning to use OpenStreetMap from the ground up.  It's not always easy keeping up...

Jeff Haack — 18 February, 2014

Global

Peace Corps + OpenStreetMap

The Peace Corps and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team have been collaborating for over a year. To me its a natural connection. Peace Corps Volunteers (known...

Mikel Maron — 10 February, 2014

Global

Support Haiyan/Yolanda Reconstruction: Contribute Public Use UaV (Drone) Imagery

An unprecedented number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) -- drones -- have been used to collect imagery after typhoon Yolanda/Haiyan. But little coordination between projects appears to have occurred. Many types of response and recovery organizations can benefit from these "bird's eye" views of the typhoon affected areas.

Kate Chapman — 27 January, 2014

Global

Activation HOT en République centrafricaine : état de la progression

Merci à tous les contribueurs qui ont aidé à cartographier Bangui et Zemio la semaine dernière !   J'ai effectué une revue de l'état de la progression...

Séverin Ménard — 18 January, 2014

Central African Republic