Cyclone Idai: how can you help by mapping?
Volunteers, we need your help! Over the past few weeks, Cyclone Idai has caused widespread destruction across Mozambique and Zimbabwe, destroying homes and infrastructure. The situation on the ground is constantly changing and the humanitarian teams responding need up-to-date information at their fingertips. We need your help to update maps of the areas affected by the Cyclone. This is a critical time in the lives of millions of people and you can help humanitarian responders provide lifesaving aid.
Bringing machine learning and open data to the Tasking Manager
Addressing the unmapped gap with higher quality and greater efficiency. Photo above from the Tasking Manager meeting held last month in Washington, DC.
International Women's Day 2019: #balanceforbetter
HOT celebrates work to improve gender inclusion across OpenStreetMap. While no country in the world has achieved gender parity, inequality is particularly extreme in many of the places HOT works. Scroll on to see how you can get involved, and see our highlights from the past year.
Mapping Sexist Publicity
Guest blog by Ana Paula Figueroa, 15 years old. Student at GAL School, Cusco, Peru.
Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week Roundup
Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week is a week when more than 25 networks and partnerships hold annual meetings in Geneva. This year, the event was held from February 4-8 and co-chaired by OCHA and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). HOT is a member of two of the networks: the Humanitarian to Humanitarian (known as the “H2H Network”) and the Global Alliance for Urban Crises.
HOT Summit 2019 Logo Contest
The Summit Working Group is pleased to announce the call for logo designs. This is your opportunity to take part in the build up to the conference. You can submit your design as an individual or as a group.
A community of collaborators for the Tasking Manager
Workshop with the Open Source community around the Tasking Manager
Piloting Tanzania's First Patient Origin Tracking System
Putting hyperlocal data to use at the Amana Regional Referral Hospital in Dar es Salaam. Pictured above is Dr. Omari Mahiza who is helping lead the charge.
Why is it important for youth to create data and manage information?
Guest blog by Abril Gomez, student at GAL School Cusco, Peru. Aged 15.
2019 HOT Microgrants Program: empowering local OpenStreetMap communities
HOT invites communities to submit their applications for the 2019 Microgrants program.
1 Year & 1 Hundred-Thousand Kilometers with HOT & Facebook
Partnering with Facebook, the HOT Indonesia team has added about 125,000 kilometers (80,000 miles) of road to Indonesia so far.
Tackling Coastal Flooding in Monrovia Slums: Understanding through partnerships, one community at a time
In the informal settlements of Liberia’s largest city, Open Cities Africa is introducing a dynamic open data workflow to support urban planning and protect...
My Experience as a Student Mapper: Open Cities Accra
Open Cities Accra has conducted detailed mapping in Alogboshie community and its environs to improve resilience to natural disasters, especially flooding. Alogboshie, a suburb...
Digitising Kathmandu from above
Guest blog by Gaurav Thapa from Kathmandu Living Labs. Covering the digitisation process carried out by the team for mapping building footprints in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal as part of the METEOR project.