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A Warm Welcome to the Outreachy HOT Interns

Mhairi O'Hara

18 May, 2015


The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community would like to welcome the new round of Outreachy interns! The program, originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) is aimed at helping individuals from under represented groups get involved in free and open source software. Starting the 25th of May, four enthusiastic and highly driven students will embark on their projects within the community, assisted by their mentors to tackle a number of key issues related to HOT and OSM.

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


Nepal earthquake. We have maps

Since the earthquake struck in Nepal five days ago, 3679 mappers have made 62587 edits to the map (latest stats) It’s an amazing groundswell...

Harry Wood - 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


Welcome Tyler!

Welcome Tyler, HOT’s new Interim Executive Director. He starts in true HOT spirit - the week of a major deployment in response to the...

Heather Leson - 30 April, 2015


Helping to map Nepal: getting started

[Guest post from Pete Masters, Missing Maps Project Coordinator]   The Nepal earthquake has inspired a whole new wave of people to join HOT...

Heather Leson - 30 April, 2015


Processing Fresh Imagery for Nepal Earthquake Response

We are heads down on processing imagery from DigitalGlobe, Airbus and other major satellite providers to aid the Nepal earthquake response. So far, we have processed and made available over 3,000 square kilometers of updated imagery!

Cristiano Giovando - 29 April, 2015


OpenStreetMap community India rallies in aid of their neighbor Nepal Report #3

[Ed. Note: Guest post from By Sajjad Anwar] The OpenStreetMap community all over India is rallying to aid its neighbor Nepal after the most...

Heather Leson - 28 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


Strong Earthquake in Nepal - HOT Activates! Report #1

We are sad to report that there has been a major earthquake in Nepal. The best place to get information about HOT's response is...

Russell Deffner - 25 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


HOT says Farewell to our Kate

Kate Chapman.  Leader, friend, mentor, creator, grant writer, smart girl, cool-chick, adventurer, founder, volunteer.  These are many of the wonderful traits that make up...

Kristen Egermeier - 10 April, 2015



Preparations, Preparations and Lots of Preparations is how best i can describe the third of the OSM Training in Tanzania.   We reported at...

Steven Bukulu - 25 March, 2015



 On many occasions i used to wonder how birds feel when they fly above us, maybe or maybe not it could be one of...

Steven Bukulu - 24 March, 2015