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Ramani Huria Closing Workshop: Reflection & New Direction

Innocent Maholi

21 November, 2016


Analyzing OpenStreetMap for the fight against malaria

The fight against malaria with OpenStreetMap (OSM) gets a boost today. HOT won a grant from Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative funded by the...

Nate Smith - 15 November, 2016


Collaborating with University Students, HOT Hosts a Mapathon at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya

Data infrastruktur vital yang tidak lengkap, tidak mutakhir dan tidak terorganisir secara sistematis menjadi salah satu hambatan besar dalam upaya penciptaan rencana kontinjensi kebencanaan....

Biondi Sanda Sima - 11 November, 2016


Missed the HOT Summit? Watch it online!

Last month (September), more than 150 HOT community members and partners from around the world attended the 2016 HOT Summit in Brussels. The Summit...

Tyler Radford - 28 October, 2016


OSM GeoWeek is November 13th-19th: Host a Mapping Event!

November 13th–19th is Geography Awareness Week. Join HOT as we prepare to make the third annual OSM Geography Awareness Week (“OSM GeoWeek”) the best...

Tyler Radford - 25 October, 2016


Mapping Dar es Salaam's Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Facilities

WaSH is a collective term for water, sanitation and hygiene. While each is a separate field of work, they are interdependent in nature. After...

Innocent Maholi - 19 October, 2016


Help Disaster Management in Surabaya by Mapping Remotely

Early this year, major parts of Surabaya were inundated by floods. Occasional event such as this may paralyze economic activities and put its citizens’...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 19 October, 2016


Work for HOT! Open Job Opportunities

HOT welcomes qualified applicants to apply to work with us! There are currently three open positions closing this week and next:Deadline Oct 21: Community Partnerships Manager - Missing MapsDeadline Oct 21: Product Manager - HOT Tasking Manager Re-DesignDeadline Oct 31: System Administrator/DevOps Engineer (Part-time)

Tyler Radford - 18 October, 2016


Hurricane Matthew Update

Hurricane Matthew as predicted caused catastrophic damage to Haiti that is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake. The main damage is located in western...

Dale Kunce - 8 October, 2016


2015 in Review: HOT's Annual Report

HOT's 2015 Annual Report is now online! The report and projects described within have been possible because of the commitment and dedication of HOT's global community and partner organizations. A special thanks to the dozens of HOT board members, staff, and volunteers who contributed to producing HOT's first comprehensive annual report.

Tyler Radford - 7 October, 2016


Hurricane Matthew

The Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team (HOT) has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by Hurricane Matthew. Category 4 Hurricane Matthew continues to...

Dale Kunce - 4 October, 2016


HOT Prepares to Map Lifeline Infrastructure in Surabaya

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia continued in taking up its role for the InAWARE (All-hazard Warnings, Analysis, and Risk Evaluation) program. InAWARE is a...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 30 September, 2016


Mapping for Resilience - Karamoja Region, Uganda

 (Original composition by Taylor Zevanove, AidData Summer Fellow 2016 with the HOT team in Kampala, Uganda)   On July 25th Uganda’s Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 15 September, 2016


HOT Joins the Group on Earth Observations

In July, HOT was voted in as a participating organization of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO). Forums like GEO that emphasize sharing of free and open Earth observation data are critical to evolve the methods and standards to make data and information more accessible. GEO is building the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) to connect the world's environmental and socio-economic data sources. Membership in the global data-sharing body brings opportunities for HOT to contribute to use of Earth observation data and information for better decision-making.

Tyler Radford - 23 August, 2016


Improving Resilience with Aerial Imagery

Earlier this month Nate and I went to Suva to lead the kickoff meeting of the Pacific Drone Imagery Dashboard (PacDID) project funded by...

Cristiano Giovando - 15 August, 2016


Ramani Huria: Street View Mapping for Tanzania's Largest City

Often when you think of maps, many people imagine only a view from above. Street view imagery allows maps to have an additional dimension,...

Innocent Maholi - 9 August, 2016