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Thank you, Gunner and Aspiration Tech

The HOT Board would like to extend our sincerest thanks to Gunner (Allen Gunn) of Aspiration Tech for his facilitation and organizational development help...

Heather Leson - 27 July, 2014


A new version of Tasking Manager

Last week we launched a new Version 2 update to the “Tasking Manager”. This popular tool created by H.O.T. allows people to view a...

Mikel Maron - 21 July, 2014


Join HOT in Berlin at OKFestival!

(Blog post by Katie Filbert, Heather Leson) The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is super excited to host a workshop at the Open Knowledge Festival...

Heather Leson - 9 July, 2014


Reactivation of HOT for the Ebola epidemic

  Suite à la deuxième vague d'épidémie d'Ebola marquée par un bond du nombre de morts, les équipes de la Croix-Rouge et de MSF...

Pierre Béland - 7 July, 2014


OpenStreetMap Training of Trainers in the Philippines

OpenStreetMap (OSM) trainers or facilitators are one of the essential thing to help make OSM communities and programs sustainable. People or communities would like...

Emir Hartato - 18 June, 2014


DISPATCH: IEEE Humanitarian Technology Conference

A few weeks ago HOT was a guest of the 2014 IEEE Canada International Humanitarian Technology Conference (IHTC).   In the session, Samual Paul...

Heather Leson - 14 June, 2014


London HOT Congo Mapathon

What happens when you bring together people from Médecins Sans Frontières‎, with some people who are experienced OpenStreetMappers, and a bunch of people who...

Harry Wood - 8 May, 2014


The Roles of Experts and the Public - Report Back from Commons Lab Event

HOT and our community are increasingly considered global response leaders. Our perspective and expertise provides a unique bridge between the OSM community and traditional...

Kate Chapman - 29 April, 2014


CAR Activation, Year 2

Cela fait maintenant plus d'un an que l'Activation pour la République centrafricaine a débuté. Cela fait aussi déjà trois mois depuis que j'ai publié...

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


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


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


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


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


"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