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Community Mapping in North Uganda - Intrepid Refugees and Host Community Compare Needs

Despite the constant coverage of the refugee crisis in the mediterranean, in which 150,000 refugees per year have arguably tipped the scales on Brexit,...

Rupert Allan - 24 January, 2018


Nethope Device Challenge: providing devices and training to 12 OSM communities - update!

In 2017, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team received a grant from Nethope as part of the Device Challenge, which aims to reduce barriers to technology to...

Amelia Hunt - 18 January, 2018


Expanding the mapping community in Turkey

In 2017 HOT received a device grant from Nethope to minimise barriers to community mapping projects by providing additional access to technology and connectivity....

Amelia Hunt - 10 January, 2018


The First State of the Map Tanzania - 2017

On the 8th to 10th December Crowd2Map collaborated with Ramani Huria to host the first state of the map conference in Dar es Salaam,...

Innocent Maholi - 13 December, 2017


OpenStreetMap Niger: Scaling with the help of a Microgrant

*Guest blog: Samaila Alio, OSM Niger* OSM Niger OpenStreetMap Niger is a community of youth aiming to promote OpenStreetMap (OSM) mapping and open data...

Amelia Hunt - 11 December, 2017


Mapping Arsenic Contamination - Youth Mappers at AUW Bangladesh

*Guest Blog – Paromita Basak, AUW Youth Mappers Bangladesh*   Why create a mapping Project on Arsenic? Arsenic poisoning from drinking water in Bangladesh...

Amelia Hunt - 6 December, 2017


OpenStreetMap & QGIS Training for geology students in Bamako, Mali

*Guest Blog – Nathalie Sidibe, OSM Mali* In 2017 HOT received a grant from Nethope to provide devices (smartphones, laptops) to reduce barriers to community...

Amelia Hunt - 5 December, 2017


Building OpenStreetMap Zambia with the help of a HOT Microgrant

*Guest Blog – Trudy Namitala, OSM Zambia*   Since 2016, OSM Zambia has embarked on a journey to transform communities in Zambia by introducing...

Rebecca Firth - 9 November, 2017


Ramani Huria: Building Open Tools to Map Drains

Ramani Huria’s goal is resilience: to reduce the human impact of flooding. The most obvious way to do this is to reduce the likelihood...

Innocent Maholi - 5 November, 2017


HOT Microgrant: Mafalala, Mozambique - Mapping history with a focus on the future

*Guest blog: Remigio Chilaule, Mafalala, Mozambique*   Mozambique is a developing African country with many riches, and a lot of untapped potential in natural...

Rebecca Firth - 2 November, 2017


Mapping the Thousand Islands in the Face of Climate-Induced Disasters

On October 23, three waterspouts were seen next to each other, sweeping across parts of the Thousand Islands, the northernmost territory of Jakarta. Although...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 31 October, 2017


OSM Puerto Rico Emerges Stronger and Ready to Help Rebuild!

As Hurricane Maria‘s winds and rain battered our home in San Juan, Puerto Rico, among the many thoughts that bounced in my head in those long hours was wondering about the people living in the mountainous regions of the island. The winding roads, heavy foliage, cliffs, bridges and terrain susceptible to landslides could make it the worst place to be in during such a powerful storm. Many small communities on those mountains would become isolated for weeks.

Russell Deffner - 27 October, 2017


Team in Istanbul conducts training for Small Projects Istanbul

As part of HOT’s mission in Istanbul to grow the OSM community and to provide training to urban refugees to map their communities and...

Paul Uithol - 26 October, 2017


GrabBike Drivers Support Disaster Managers Identify IDP Camps in Bali

Grab Indonesia, a ride-hailing startup, started an unprecedented initiative in the humanitarian world. Partnering up with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), GrabBike drivers were trained...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 24 October, 2017


Microgrants: Humanitarian mapping of coastal wetlands and fishing livelihoods for resilience to climate change and variability, Colombia.

*Guest blog: Juan F. Blanco-Libreros, Ph.D., Natalia DaSilveira Arruda, M.Sc., and Nixon A. Aristizabal, GIS Spec. Universidad de Antioquia*   Rural and urban communities...

Rebecca Firth - 2 October, 2017