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Malaria Mapping YouthMappers Challenge

Russell Deffner

6 March, 2017


HOT is managing a mapping project for malaria eradication across seven countries in Southern Africa, Southeast Asia and Central America. This project is part of the Missing Maps initiative and is backed by DigitalGlobe, the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Gates Foundation. Our mission is to generate building data in OpenStreetMap for a total of over 500,000 square kilometers by April 2017. We are starting a YouthMappers competition for the project. Prizes will be given to the chapters that contribute the most quality data to this project.

HOT Board and Chair Elections

HOT Community, in a few hours, we will open nominations for Board and Chair elections! These are the key governance roles for HOT Voting...

Mikel Maron - 1 March, 2017


WHY WOMEN IN MAPPING MATTERS - Mapping for women and girls

The 2017 International Women’s Day celebrations will be held under the theme "Be Bold for Change". It is against this background that every woman...

Gertrude (Trudy Hope) Namitala - 28 February, 2017


2017 Microgrants Programme in full swing - read our Q&A summary

  The 2017 Microgrants Programme is in full swing, with just under three weeks until the application deadline! We've summarised the questions we've received...

Rebecca Firth - 21 February, 2017


HOT Concludes City-wide Mapping Project in Surabaya: Key Results and Lessons Learned

As the city-wide mapping project in Surabaya is nearing completion, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia reflects on some of its key achievements and lessons...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 20 February, 2017


2016 HOT by the Numbers

We've put together some of the 2016 highlights so you can see what we've been up to and the amazing impact of the HOT community!

Rachel VanNice - 17 February, 2017


Growing OpenAerialMap with Responsible Imagery

HOT is working to grow OpenAerialMap to be a long-lasting open imagery resource to OpenStreetMap and humanitarian communities. With new funding from the Humanitarian Innovation...

Nate Smith - 13 February, 2017


Kicking off the “Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data” project

In January, we started work on a new mapping project in Uganda and Turkey. During this project, we will be mapping parts of Istanbul...

Paul Uithol - 6 February, 2017


HOT Microgrants Programme Launches

We're excited to launch the HOT Microgrants Program! Many OSM communities around the world are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT...

Rebecca Firth - 2 February, 2017


Making open imagery accessible: OpenAerialMap comes out of beta

Open satellite and aerial imagery can be difficult to find, access and use. For HOT and our humanitarian partners, open imagery has been critical...

Nate Smith - 31 January, 2017


Recap of the UN World Data Forum: using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Last week I attended the UN World Data Forum to share the work the HOT community is doing with our partners towards achieving the...

Rebecca Firth - 27 January, 2017


Learning from HOT Indonesia

From 8th to 29th January 2017, I am visiting HOT Indonesia in a Knowledge Exchange Program. Up to now, HOT has executed two projects...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 27 January, 2017


Ramani Huria Trains Secondary School Students During STEM Boot Camp

Over the first week of January 2017, a group of 60 secondary school students gathered at Marian University College, Bagamoyo for a ground-breaking training...

Innocent Maholi - 26 January, 2017


Help Translate Training Videos

At HOT, we want to make sure people can contribute to OpenStreetMap in a number of ways: through mapping, hosting mapathons and validating. And...

Dale Kunce - 26 January, 2017


Making use cases for crowd sourced financial services data in Uganda

How can individuals, businesses and government adapt the process, and reliability of crowdsourced financial services data collection, for planning, decision making and financial inclusion....

Douglas Ssebaggala - 20 December, 2016


OpenStreetMap Workshop at The Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference (University of the South Pacific)

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) community in the Pacific Islands is small but growing. This year, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) held an OSM workshop as...

Mhairi O'Hara - 16 December, 2016