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The New Field Papers Site is Live!

Mhairi O'Hara

5 June, 2015


The new Field Papers site has been live for over a week now, as it was successfully launched on the 28th of May. Thanks to the team at Stamen Design in conjunction with co-funding from the Hewlett Foundation through the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, the tool has been re-vamped to become stable and more international. Field Papers has been optimised for multiple languages, which include but are not limited to Deutsch, Español, Français, Bahasa Indonesia, Italiano, 日本語, کوردی, Nederlands, Português, and Kiswahili. Please contribute towards the internationalisation and translation of Field Papers by visiting the Transifex project and joining the team of your desired language.

OpenAerialMap Beta Goes Live

We are very excited to introduce the first release of OpenAerialMap! The current image catalog is still in beta but gives an insight of...

Cristiano Giovando - 29 May, 2015


HOT attends first White House Mapathon

The first ever White House Mapathon held on 21 May 2015, served to highlight the growing importance of crowdmapping and open geospatial data and...

Steven Johnson - 28 May, 2015


Your Neighbour is Mapping

State of the Map from our Board President, Heather Leson It has been a month since the Nepal Earthquake occurred and the digital humanitarian...

Kristen Egermeier - 28 May, 2015


Global Studies and Collaboration with CrisisMappers Japan

On April 28, 2015, Prof. Furuhashi, of Aoyama Gakuin University's School of Global Studies and Collaboration held a seminar for some twenty beginning students studying Crisis Mapping. The seminar took place at the Global Learning Commons, a free space for students to gather at Aoyama Gakuin’s Sagamihara campus. This online project is part of the relief efforts of volunteers for Nepal’s catastrophic earthquake.

Heather Leson - 27 May, 2015


Help improve mapping: Take HOT's community survey

Dear all,   A whole-hearted thank you for your contribution and support of the Nepal earthquake response with HOT. While the activation is ongoing,...

Tyler Radford - 27 May, 2015


A Warm Welcome to the Outreachy HOT Interns

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community would like to welcome the new round of Outreachy interns! The program, originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) is aimed at helping individuals from under represented groups get involved in free and open source software. Starting the 25th of May, four enthusiastic and highly driven students will embark on their projects within the community, assisted by their mentors to tackle a number of key issues related to HOT and OSM.

Mhairi O'Hara - 18 May, 2015


Recent flooding in Dar Es Salaam shows need for maps

For the past 5 days it has been raining non-stop in Dar es Salaam, causing damaging floods across the city. Schools and hospitals have...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 12 May, 2015


Mongolia - Mapping Ulaanbaatar Update - Welcome Interns!

It is our pleasure to welcome a group of student interns from the Mongolian University of Science and Technology (MUST) to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) as stewards for the Mapping Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia project we began in 2013. The project is a collaboration between HOT, the World Bank, nonprofit research group ICT4D (Information and Communication Technologies for Development) and the city of Ulaanbaatar to create and maintain a map of the city within OpenStreetMap (OSM).

Russell Deffner - 7 May, 2015


Kathmandu Living Labs is working to respond in Nepal: help them out!

Kathmandu Living Labs is a great local non-profit working to help in the Nepal earthquake response. Learn more about what they're doing with mapping, data, training and coordination, and help them yourself!

Andrew Wiseman - 1 May, 2015


Nepal earthquake. We have maps

Since the earthquake struck in Nepal five days ago, 3679 mappers have made 62587 edits to the map (latest stats) It’s an amazing groundswell...

Harry Wood - 1 May, 2015


Volunteers from around the world help HOT map Nepal

Volunteers from around the world have been helping map Nepal -- here is roundup of some of the great events we have heard about. And tell us your own!

Andrew Wiseman - 30 April, 2015


Welcome Tyler!

Welcome Tyler, HOT’s new Interim Executive Director. He starts in true HOT spirit - the week of a major deployment in response to the...

Heather Leson - 30 April, 2015


Helping to map Nepal: getting started

[Guest post from Pete Masters, Missing Maps Project Coordinator]   The Nepal earthquake has inspired a whole new wave of people to join HOT...

Heather Leson - 30 April, 2015


Processing Fresh Imagery for Nepal Earthquake Response

We are heads down on processing imagery from DigitalGlobe, Airbus and other major satellite providers to aid the Nepal earthquake response. So far, we have processed and made available over 3,000 square kilometers of updated imagery!

Cristiano Giovando - 29 April, 2015


OpenStreetMap community India rallies in aid of their neighbor Nepal Report #3

[Ed. Note: Guest post from By Sajjad Anwar] The OpenStreetMap community all over India is rallying to aid its neighbor Nepal after the most...

Heather Leson - 28 April, 2015