Mapping Energy Saving Solutions in One of the Largest Refugee Settlements in Africa
In February 2020, HOT with support from the Response Innovation Lab in Uganda, carried out an extensive mapping exercise of all energy-saving solutions retail shops in Bidibidi settlement to better understand the existing market and inform the improvement of access to quality energy-saving products amongst the refugee population.
Tasking Manager gets a makeover
The latest software version 4 of Tasking Manager has just been released with a number of enhancements that will improve users’ experience of collaborative mapping in OpenStreetMap.
Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting communities across the globe in many shapes and forms.
Mapping in the Times of COVID-19 and How You Can Help
As the world takes action against the COVID-19 outbreak, here is how you can help.
Launching #map2020 for Improved Navigation in Undermapped Regions
UPDATE TO #MAP2020 DUE TO COVID-19 With the ongoing situation of the Covid-19 outbreak in big parts of the world, we are asking #map2020 participants to follow their local governments’ respective guidelines. If you can’t go out and capture imagery due to the current situation, you can still participate in #map2020 by updating and improving OpenStreetMap by using imagery that already exists on Mapillary. The imagery should still be used to improve navigation in your chosen area.
International Women’s Day 2020: #EachforEqual
International Women’s Day (#IWD2020) celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, while calling on the world to accelerate progress towards gender equality.
Join us this summer for GSoC and Outreachy internships
We, at the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team are excited to announce our this year's internship programmes around Google Summer of Code (GSoC) and Outreachy.
Export Tool Updates: New OSM Datasets for Countries on HDX and More
We've updated the Export Tool! It's now even easier to deliver critical OpenStreetMap data into the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), and the hands of the organizations that use it, faster than ever. The update offers new export features, and captures how people are using it, so we can further tailor it to users' needs.
Understanding Hazards, Exposure, and Vulnerability in northwestern Uganda
In collaboration with United Nations’ Development Program (UNDP) and the Ugandan Office of the Prime Minister, HOT developed the first-ever spatially-focused Risk Atlas of Arua District, containing maps, granular data, and analyses of the existing hazards, exposure, and vulnerabilities to communities in northwestern Uganda.
MapCampaigner Gets New Look and Features for 2020
MapCampaigner is our open source tool that monitors the quality and progress of OpenStreetMap field mapping anywhere around the world. For 2020, we've made it better.
Haiti 10 Years Later: Growth of a Humanitarian Mapping Community
Ten years ago this week, on 12 January 2010, Haiti experienced a devastating earthquake - one of the worst disasters in recent history. Within...
How Maps can Improve Lives
As Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) supports local communities fundraising to put themselves on the map, here are the ways they will be using maps to improve lives!
What we Learnt from Mapping African Megacity Dar es Salaam
Since the project kicked-off in 2015, Ramani Huria, funded by the World Bank and implemented by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT), has managed to map three-quarters of one of Africa’s megacities, Dar es Salaam. As a city that is particularly vulnerable to floods, the team focused their mapping on flood-prone areas, especially in informal settlements where vulnerable populations live.
Help Local Communities to #MaptheDifference
HOT’s annual fundraising campaign supports communities with Microgrants to put themselves on the map, so they can address the challenges affecting them, from seasonal...
MapSwipe 2.0: Support humanitarian response in five minutes with a mobile app
With two new projects types and an improved user experience, MapSwipe is making it easier than ever for volunteers to get involved in mapping, one swipe at a time.