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HOT Microgrants Programme Launches

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


HOT Indonesia Launches a Tasking Manager and Pidie Mapathon in Response to Aceh Earthquake.

At 5.00 am Wednesday (7/12/16), a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook Pidie Jaya District, Aceh Province. The epicentre is located at 5.25 N and 96.24...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 13 December, 2016


Funds for community-led projects: the 2017 HOT Microgrants program

OpenStreetMap (OSM) community leaders are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. Many have a desire or opportunity to map their local communities,...

Tyler Radford - 6 December, 2016


HOT's OSM Tasking Manager 3.0 Development Kick-Off!!

Dear Friends,Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)  is leading a community focused software development project to design, specify, develop and release the next generation of its...

Blake Girardot - 1 December, 2016


HOT's OSM Tasking Manager 3.0 Tech Challenge

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is seeking proposals for the design and implementation of the next generation of its OSM Tasking Manager2 (TM2) software.

Blake Girardot - 1 December, 2016


Mapping the world’s vulnerable places begins with you!

Help HOT provide 10 communities with equipment and funding to map!Many of the world's most vulnerable places do not exist on any map. Meet 12 leaders who are working to change that by putting their communities on the global map for the first time. You can show your support by making a donation today.

Tyler Radford - 28 November, 2016


Boosting Spatial Data Awareness and Participation, HOT Indonesia Hosts OSMGeoWeek Talkshow

November 13th–19th is celebrated annually as Geography Awareness Week. Also known as OSMGeoWeek, it aims to foster awareness in geography, spatial data and its usage...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 24 November, 2016


Supporting Humanitarian Response with Better Imagery Coordination

Pre- and post-disaster satellite imagery is a critical resource for HOT and many humanitarian response organizations. Coordination of imagery acquisition, processing and sharing in...

Cristiano Giovando - 23 November, 2016


Ramani Huria Closing Workshop: Reflection & New Direction

November 7th & 8th marked the beginning of a new era for Ramani Huria - a project that over the past year has brought...

Innocent Maholi - 21 November, 2016