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2019 HOT Microgrants Program: empowering local OpenStreetMap communities

25 January, 2019

Global

HOT invites communities to submit their applications for the 2019 Microgrants program.

1 Year & 1 Hundred-Thousand Kilometers with HOT & Facebook

Partnering with Facebook, the HOT Indonesia team has added about 125,000 kilometers (80,000 miles) of road to Indonesia so far.

Russell Deffner - 20 December, 2018

Indonesia

Tackling Coastal Flooding in Monrovia Slums: Understanding through partnerships, one community at a time

In the informal settlements of Liberia’s largest city, Open Cities Africa is introducing a dynamic open data workflow to support urban planning and protect...

David Luswata - 18 December, 2018

Liberia

My Experience as a Student Mapper: Open Cities Accra

Open Cities Accra has conducted detailed mapping in Alogboshie community and its environs to improve resilience to natural disasters, especially flooding. Alogboshie, a suburb...

David Luswata - 16 December, 2018

Ghana

Digitising Kathmandu from above

Guest blog by Gaurav Thapa from Kathmandu Living Labs. Covering the digitisation process carried out by the team for mapping building footprints in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal as part of the METEOR project.

Mhairi O'Hara - 13 December, 2018

Nepal

HOT Summit 2019 is coming to Heidelberg

We are happy to share latest information about the 5th HOT Summit which is next year coming to the picturesque city of Heidelberg!

Melanie Eckle - 11 December, 2018

Global

Building Disaster Resilient Countries/Cities Through Open Spatial Data and Exposure Analysis.

Multiple partners have come together under the Meteor project, which aims to understand risk and disaster exposure in order to create resilient cities. Through...

Hawa Adinani - 4 December, 2018

Tanzania

Tasking Manager Update: New Version Released!

As December has started we’ve also released another update to the Tasking Manager. Head to tasks.hotosm.org and start mapping to check them out.

Nate Smith - 3 December, 2018

Global

Microgrants Progress

Here are a few updates from local communities all around the world who have received a Microgrant from HOT in 2018, all the more reason to donate to #mapthedifference in 2019!

Geoffrey Kateregga - 27 November, 2018

Mexico and 6 other countries

METEOR: Site Visits with Kathmandu Living Labs in Nepal

HOT and KLL set out on site visits across Kathmandu to assess the homogenous zones identified for mapping in OpenStreetMap. These seven zones have been identified as rural, residential, dense residential, urban, industrial, informal, high urban and new industrial. KLL will remotely digitise all the building footprints within the homogenous zones, before collecting detailed attribute information on the ground for a select sample of these buildings.

Mhairi O'Hara - 20 November, 2018

Nepal

Using open source tools to eliminate Malaria in Guatemala

HOT is supporting the Clinton Health Access Initiative and the Guatemala Ministry of Health to assist local technicians who are in the field fighting Malaria in the area of Escuintla. Guatemala has provided a unique opportunity for HOT to leverage open source tools for use during indoor residual spraying to monitor progress and activities as they occur.

Miriam Gonzalez - 14 November, 2018

Guatemala

HOT Indonesia Completed Mapping Lifeline Infrastructures in Semarang

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has completed mapping Semarang, the capital and largest city of Central Java. A city of 373.8 square kilometres and a home to over 1,5 million people, Semarang is the fifth largest city in Indonesia. The city's unique topography-- coastal lowland to the north and bumpy highlands to the south--makes it particularly prone to tidal flood and landslides.

1 November, 2018

Indonesia

Hacktoberfest Update: Tasking Manager Improvements and More

Hacktoberfest has been a great success and has helped support many of our core open source projects. Check out the progress and continue to get involved during the last week of the month.

Nate Smith, Ethan Nelson - 23 October, 2018

Global

Participatory Mapping Toolkit: A Guide For Refugee Contexts

The world continues to witness some of the highest levels of displacement on record, with nearly 70 million people who have been forced from...

William Evans - 17 October, 2018

Uganda, Turkey

HOT Endorses the Principles for Digital Development

In October 2018, HOT officially endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, joining just over 100 organizations who have done so to date. The Digital Principles are nine “living” guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. The Principles focus heavily on many of HOT's core values, including community, openness, collaboration, and innovation and will continue to guide our work going forward.

Tyler Radford - 16 October, 2018

Global

OSM Sri Lanka Community and impact of HOT Micro Grants for the continuation to contribute to develop open geo-spatial data.

Since May 2018, the HOT Microgrants program has supported the OSM Sri Lanka Community to conduct a series of workshops and training programs throughout the country, including underdeveloped rural areas, Universities, and Local Authorities.

11 October, 2018

Sri Lanka