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Mapping Vanuatu Islands

The Cyclone has come and gone from Vanuatu Islands. The devastation is massive with the BBC reporting that Development has been wiped out. In...

Heather Leson - 16 March, 2015


Taller de Mapeo Humanitario – Isla de León, Colombia

Para celebrar el Open Data Day, se organizó por parte de TECHO,la Universidad de San Buenaventura (seccional de Cartagena) y con el apoyo de...

Blake Girardot - 6 March, 2015


HOT Called Upon to Support Disaster Response in Malawi Flooding

The southern parts of Malawi along the Lower Shire River (that connects Lake Malawi and the Zambezi River) are frequently flooded, and that flooding affects the villages of farmers near the river. Since mid January 2015, they have been hit critically. The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) was involved in a community mapping and training project in Malawi last year and has been requested to provide baseline data of the affected areas.

Séverin Ménard - 26 February, 2015


Updates from the OpenAerialMap Project

Aerial imagery today is available from a variety of sources including traditional satellites, nano satellites, manned and unmanned aircrafts, mapping drones, balloons and kites....

Cristiano Giovando - 26 February, 2015


Welcome New Members!

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is pleased to announce the election of twenty-five (25) new voting members to our organization. They are an amazing group...

Russell Deffner - 20 February, 2015


First official Missing Maps field mapping!

Already for a big week now, Pete Masters and I have been in Bangladesh for the first official field mapping of the Missing Maps...

Jorieke Vyncke - 24 January, 2015


People we can count on: Thank you again Lokku!

 As a small non-profit taking on a very big job, HOT relies on a lot of people to help us accomplish our mission of...

Blake Girardot - 21 January, 2015


Cristiano Giovando Joins HOT to Lead OpenAerialMap Efforts

I’m delighted to announce that Cristiano Giovando has joined the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to lead HOT’s efforts to restart OpenAerialMap (OAM). Cristiano conceptualized...

Kate Chapman - 13 January, 2015


Mapzen Donation!

This time of year we are reminded that HOT could not fulfill its mission without the support of the OpenStreetMap community at large. We...

30 December, 2014


Support HOT with an Annual Donation

HOT is a growing global community.  Over the past year we have had many successes in our mission to apply the principles of open...

Heather Leson - 19 December, 2014


Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) Activation Live

Typhoon Hagupit / Ruby is currently expected to make landfall in South East Samar early Sunday Morning (December 7, 2014).  In support of OpenStreetMap...

Heather Leson - 5 December, 2014


Open Cities Mapping Guide Released

The World Bank recently released its extensive guide to planning an Open Cities mapping project, which was proudly co-authored by HOT. Check out the announcement...

Jeff Haack - 10 November, 2014


Announcing the Missing Maps Project

I'm delighted to announce that this week HOT, in conjunction with American Red Cross, British Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders UK are...

Kate Chapman - 5 November, 2014


Interview on BBC World News

Last week we had a television interview, with me appearing alongside Andrew Braye from the British Red Cross, and with Pierre Béland joining us...

Harry Wood - 27 October, 2014


Update about CAR Activation

Séverin Ménard - 12 October, 2014

Central African Republic