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Mapping Ulaanbaatar with Asia Foundation

Russell Deffner

3 July, 2015


Recently we had a very pleasant surprise to be contacted by Nicholas Doiron, who Project Coordinator, Severin Menard, knew from previous work including in Haiti. Nick, now working with Asia Foundation alongside Michelle Chang, knew about the HOT Mapping Ulaanbaatar project and reached out for advice as the Asia Foundation planned an OpenStreetMap Mapathon competition.

TomTom June 2015 HOT Mapathon

  HOT a récemment assisté la société TomTom à l'organisation d'un Mapathon focalisé sur la cartographie du Nepal. Des batiments, des zones résidentielles, des routes,...

Pierre Mirlesse - 26 June, 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


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


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


HOT Activates for Nepal Response - Report #2

HOT has been active almost 20 hours since the devastating earthquake in Nepal. Our thoughts are with the affected communities and our fellow Mappers...

Heather Leson - 26 April, 2015


Updates from Dar es Salaam

For the past three weeks, the HOT team in Tanzania comprising of Steven Bukulu, Geoffrey Kateregga, Paul Uithol and Jeff  Haack has been involved...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 22 April, 2015


Mapping Vanuatu Islands

The Cyclone has come and gone from Vanuatu Islands. The devastation is massive with the BBC reporting that Development has been wiped out. In...

Heather Leson - 16 March, 2015


Taller de Mapeo Humanitario – Isla de León, Colombia

Para celebrar el Open Data Day, se organizó por parte de TECHO,la Universidad de San Buenaventura (seccional de Cartagena) y con el apoyo de...

Blake Girardot - 6 March, 2015


HOT Called Upon to Support Disaster Response in Malawi Flooding

The southern parts of Malawi along the Lower Shire River (that connects Lake Malawi and the Zambezi River) are frequently flooded, and that flooding affects the villages of farmers near the river. Since mid January 2015, they have been hit critically. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was involved in a community mapping and training project in Malawi last year and has been requested to provide baseline data of the affected areas.

Séverin Ménard - 26 February, 2015


First official Missing Maps field mapping!

Already for a big week now, Pete Masters and I have been in Bangladesh for the first official field mapping of the Missing Maps...

Jorieke Vyncke - 24 January, 2015


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