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Introducing the HOT Community Team

8 January, 2021


Over the past few months, HOT has assembled a six-person community team to support humanitarian OpenStreetMap community growth across 94 countries. Meet the members and welcome them to the HOT staff team.

Developing a Web Map Repository of Kampala’s Informal Settlements (by Resilience Mappers)

Resilience Mappers has built a web dashboard for geospatial data to support efforts by the Ugandan government to help residents of low-income communities who have been most affected by Covid-19 lockdowns.

Resilience Mappers, Sophie Mower - 6 January, 2021


Mapping Makoko Using Drones and Canoes

A floating inner-city slum is in the process of being mapped to make a case for improved public services and land ownership.

Anton Marshall - 4 January, 2021


Using OpenStreetMap Data to Support Emergency Ambulance Response Service and Mapping of COVID-19 Amenities in Northeast Nigeria (by Humanitarian Mappers)

Humanitarian Mappers of Nigeria is using collaborative mapping to track Covid and improve ambulance services in a region already facing insecurity and conflict.

Kazeem Owolabi, Sophie Mower - 29 December, 2020


Population Counts: Aiming humanitarian mappers at populated areas with Disaster Ninja (by Kontur)

Correlating OpenStreetMap data with population density helps activate disaster mapping solely where it has humanitarian impact.

Kontur - 28 December, 2020


Community Impact Program (by Yer Çizenler)

Yer Çizenler is adding Turkish language support to OpenStreetMap related tools, translating existing OpenStreetMap documents into Turkish and expanding the infrastructure of Yer Çizenler’s volunteer base while considering gender equality and community diversity.

Oğuzhan Er, Sophie Mower - 23 December, 2020


Activity Summary of PDC Indonesia 2020

We are very close to the end of 2020. Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) Indonesia has many magnificent stories to share and activities that we have accomplished in 2020. We have categorized our activities into three different categories: Capacity Development, COVID-19 Response, Community Engagement.

Adhitya Dido Widyanto - 22 December, 2020


Crowdmapping in the Midst of a Pandemic (by Map Kibera)

Map Kibera shares their experience crowdmapping during the Covid-19 pandemic to create public health data in Kenya.

Peter Agenga, Sophie Mower - 21 December, 2020


The PhilAWARE Project: A Year-End Report

This year, remote mapping for Quezon City and the Province of Pampanga were completed, and a new pilot area, Marikina City, was added. Furthermore, field data collection has progressed well in Pampanga despite the pandemic.

Feye Andal, Jikka Defiño - 20 December, 2020


Indonesia’s Mapping Design Competition: LOKAVISTA

From September to November 2020, HOT Indonesia organized a mapping design competition called LOKAVISTA for university students across the nation. Our mission was simple: to increase the public awareness that OpenStreetMap data can be utilized for many purposes and different aspects of life.

Adhitya Dido Widyanto - 18 December, 2020


Reflecting on HOT and the Humanitarian Mapping Community: HOT Executive Director Tyler Radford's closing remarks from the 2020 Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Summit

At the HOT Summit, Tyler Radford shared his thoughts on the relationship between HOT and the worldwide humanitarian mapping community. This has come as a part of an ongoing conversation within HOT and the wider community. He outlined the steps he would like HOT to take to make that relationship more open, transparent, and supportive of the community.

Tyler Radford - 14 December, 2020


Facebook Community Impact Microgrants: Up to $5K available to OSM communities in East Africa and Asia

Applications open! Up to $5000 is available for OpenStreetMap (OSM) community projects that directly support, contribute, or respond to local humanitarian/development challenges.

Sophie Mower - 7 December, 2020


Equipping University Students with Digital Geospatial Skills: More than 10,000 Flood Data Points Mapped in Eight Weeks

Ramani Huria has been training students in Dar es Salaam and equipping them with industrial and technical skills for the 21st Century while generating vital high-precision, low-cost data for flood prediction and preparedness.

Hawa Adinani - 5 November, 2020


Disaster Response Update: October & November 2020

Through the Activation Working Group and the Disaster Services Team, HOT has been responding to disasters around the world. Here's what you can do to help.

Disaster Services Team, Russell Deffner - 4 November, 2020

Greece and 8 other countries

Philippines Celebrates International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction with Field Narratives

In celebration of IDDRR, HOT Philippines shares more of the fieldwork they are conducting in Pampanga — including coordinating with LGUs, training volunteers, and collecting field data.

Jikka Defiño - 23 October, 2020


Community Mapping for Urban Risk in Mwanza, Tanzania

Spatial Collective, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and OpenMap Development Tanzania extend their engagement to Mwanza

Hawa Adinani, Primoz Kovacic - 22 October, 2020