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Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Activation Live

Heather Leson

5 December, 2014

Global

Open Cities Mapping Guide Released

The World Bank recently released its extensive guide to planning an Open Cities mapping project, which was proudly co-authored by HOT. Check out the announcement...

Jeff Haack - 10 November, 2014

Global

Announcing the Missing Maps Project

I'm delighted to announce that this week HOT, in conjunction with American Red Cross, British Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders UK are...

Kate Chapman - 5 November, 2014

Global

Interview on BBC World News

Last week we had a television interview, with me appearing alongside Andrew Braye from the British Red Cross, and with Pierre Béland joining us...

Harry Wood - 27 October, 2014

Global

Update about CAR Activation

Séverin Ménard - 12 October, 2014

Central African Republic

Updates from Indonesia

Back in 2011, the first time I joined HOT as an intern for Community Mapping Pilot (Phase I), I never expect anything big or...

Emir Hartato - 7 October, 2014

Indonesia

GeONG Conference - West Africa Ebola Outbreak - Six months of sustained efforts by the OpenStreetMap community

This two days CartONG 4th Forum of Geographic Information for Relief and Development GeOnG event in Chambéry (France), September 22-23, was the opportunity for...

Pierre Béland - 27 September, 2014

Global

Mikel Maron Chosen as a Presidential Innovation Fellow

On behalf of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team I am pleased to congratulate Mikel Maron for his new role as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at...

Jaakko Helleranta - 15 September, 2014

Global

Fieldwork in Nsanje District (Weeks 6 - 7)

"Maswela bwanji?" (Good afternoon)  "Ndasewela bwino, kaya inu?" (The afternoon is fine, what about you?) "Ndasewela bwino." (The afternoon is fine) "Zikomo." (Thank you)...

Emir Hartato - 13 September, 2014

Global

Fieldwork in the heart of Shire (Week 5)

It is the second, and last week, of fieldwork in the Chikwawa district, with the necessity to cover all the most flood prone areas...

Séverin Ménard - 7 September, 2014

Global

Fieldwork begins in the Lower Shire (Week 4)

After 3 weeks of coordination, preparation and training, we begin the field mapping exercise this week. Everyone is excited with the upcoming exercise. Armed...

Maning Sambale - 28 August, 2014

Global

White House Innovation for Disaster Response and Recovery Initiative Demo Day

You may have seen a few shout outs on twitter from last months disaster technology event at the White House. Albert Gembara’s talk is...

Mikel Maron - 21 August, 2014

Global

OSM Training in Blantyre for Project Malawi (Week 3)

After a long flight from Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Addis Ababa, finally, I finally arrived in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi...

Emir Hartato - 19 August, 2014

Global

OSM Workshops for Project Malawi (Week 2)

This week we started the series of OSM training/workshops to various government stakeholders and international agencies based in Lilongwe. Severin started this coordination through...

Maning Sambale - 9 August, 2014

Global

WHO declares Ebola outbreak an 'international public health emergency'

L'Équipe humanitaire Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team hausse le niveau de réponse à la demande de l'Organisation mondiale de la santé (OMS).

Pierre Béland - 8 August, 2014

Global

Reactivation of HOT for the Ebola epidemic, Second update

Après la deuxième vague de l'épidémie d'Ebola en juin marquée par une hausse du nombre de décès, les équipes de la Croix-Rouge et MSF se sont déployés dans les districts de Kailahun et Kenema en Sierra Leone et demandé la réactivation de la communauté OpenStreetMap pour produire des cartes détaillées. L'équipe humanitaire d'OpenStreetMap (HOT) fait le pont avec les humanitaires et les différents partenaires. Un spécialiste SIG de CartONG a été déployé sur le terrain de nouveau pour soutenir MSF. Nous coordonnons avec CartONG et les spécialistes SIG de la Croix-Rouge américaine. Nous sommes également en liaison avec des représentants de l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) et le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordinaion des affaires humanitaires (OCHA) et divers partenaires pour assurer une identification rapide des zones à couvrir et informer les diverses organisations humanitaires sur les services disponibles.

Pierre Béland - 6 August, 2014

Global