Keep From Crumbling - Ulaanbaatar Project Week 3
I will admit, I was quite nervous knowing that I would be 'alone' in Ulaanbaatar this week; especially knowing that Wednesday and Thursday I...
Russell's Week One (i.e. project week 2) Ulaanbaatar
Sain bainuu, or hello from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia! My name is Russell Deffner and I am the Junior Coordinator for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)...
A new window on OpenStreetMap data
OpenStreetMap data is as rich and varied as the real world. And, just as when you look through a window you can't take in...
Open Cities Dhaka Kicks Off
This week the Open Cities Dhaka Project begins. The project is supported by the World Bank and involves the collection and open dissemination of...
OpenStreetMap Sri Lanka
Fort du soutien financier et opérationnel de la Direction de la Francophonie numérique (DFN) de l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), HOT avec un...
Faces of HOT: Iyan, new Indonesian Team Manager
Yantisa Akhadi, a.k.a Iyan, is the new team manager for the Indonesia project. He has an extensive background with open source software and web development through working at the UNDP and IFRC.
Iyan grew up in one of the hottest cities in Indonesia, Semarang. As a teenager on the brink of internet revolution, he quickly fall in love with ICT and decided to concentrate in Informatics Engineering at Islamic University of Indonesia. After he graduated, he joined IFRC and then move to the UNDP for about 5 years. While working at the UNDP, he became interested in web-based mapping. Thus, he decided to get his Masters in Spatial Information Science at the University of Melbourne.
Espace OSM Francophone in Togo Day+4 - English version
The fourth day of this set up mission of the project Espace OSM Francophone in Togo is coming to its end.With the support of the Direction de la Francophonie Numérique (OIF-DFN) from Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, members of the WoeLab Lomé of Africaine d'Architecture, Amadou Ndong of the project OpenStreetMap Sénégal deployed with me under the banner of HOT, we have been working to set up the OSM project in this country of Western Africa
Espace OSM Francophone au Togo à J+4
Le quatrième jour de cette mission de lancement du projet Espace OSM Francophone au Togo s'achève.Avec le soutien de la Direction de la Francophonie Numérique (OIF-DFN) de l'Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, les membres du WoeLab Lomé de l'Africaine d'Architecture, Amadou Ndong du projet OpenStreetMap Sénégal déployé avec moi sous la bannière de HOT, nous travaillons à l'ancrage du projet OpenStreetMap dans ce pays de l'Afrique de l'Ouest.
Faces of HOT: Jeff Haack, content writer of www.learnosm.org
Jeff Haack has been working on and off for HOT since its establishment. He has traveled the globe working on mapping projects-- from the Georgia to Gaza Strip to Indonesia. The Californian studied history at University of Evansville and joined the Peace Corps in Georgia shortly after. For the last couple of years, he has been involved on and off with the Indonesian project and has devoted much time and energy to the content of www.learnosm.org. Here is what he had to say about his experience working with HOT and using OSM. [inline:Image 1.png] How did you get involved with HOT/OSM?
Faces of HOT: Heather Leson, newest board member
This week we caught up with Heather, the newest board member of HOT. She joined the board in March 2013. For the past few years Heather has been working at Ushahidi’s Director of Community Engagement. Heather stays busy organizing and managing programs for Ushahidi’s diverse community. She gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Combined Political Science and History from Carleton University in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, and a Library and Information Technician diploma from Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology in Toronto. You can read more about her on her textontechs blog. How did you get involved with HOT/OSM?
The HDM JOSM Style by HOT
One of the unique features of OpenStreetMap is the license to use customise and visualize the data as maps, charts, and more. However this is sometimes easier said than done.
Using motorcycles to survey in Haiti
Hey All,As part of the CAP103 project, financed by USAID, being run in the North of Haiti right now we have started coordinating motorcycles for survey purposes.[inline:IMG_2619.JPG]The purpose of using the motos is two-fold:1. To be able to transport teams of OSM surveyors to remote locations it would otherwise be difficult to reach.2. To be able to collect a solid network of GPS traces for the area's major and minor ways. Once collected, they can be used as a resource for setting offsets and positions for any aerial imageries.
European Commission Joint Research Center and OpenStreetMap
Late March, just coming back from Burundi, I have been invited by Guido Lemoine from the Institute for the Protection and Security of the...