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HOT Supporting the Greater Accra Resilient and Integrated Development Project to Protect Communities from Flooding

9 July, 2020


Flooding has plagued the Ghanaian capital of Accra for years, so HOT worked with Mobile Web Ghana and OpenStreetMap Ghana to develop data on local buildings, drainage, and infrastructure that communities and municipal authorities could use to make vulnerable neighborhoods more resilient.

Second Round of Rapid Response Micrograntees Announced!

Congratulations to the latest COVID-19 Rapid Response Micrograntees! Their work will make their communities more resilient and help people stay safe.

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower - 30 June, 2020

Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Senegal

Applications Open for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants

HOT has opened the application period for Facebook Community Impact Microgrants, with a special focus on projects that engage women and girls in mapping. Apply today!

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower - 27 June, 2020


#map2020 Results Announced

After reviewing all of the inspiring submissions, the HOT and Mapillary teams have chosen SIGenBici as the #map2020 project of the year.

Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga, Sophie Mower - 26 June, 2020


Cuatro regiones, cinco años, 94 países, mil millones de personas

En 2019, la comunidad de HOT elaboró un Plan Estratégico, en el que se planteaba un objetivo audaz: cartografiar en OpenStreetMap un área en la que vivan mil millones de personas. Esto nos llevó a una pregunta clave: ¿Dónde?

Rebecca Firth, Tyler Radford - 19 June, 2020


Four regions, five years, 94 countries, one billion people

In 2019, the HOT community developed a Strategic Plan, which stated an audacious goal: to map an area home to one billion people in OpenStreetMap. But one key question remained: where?

Tyler Radford, Rebecca Firth - 19 June, 2020


The Audacious Project

The HOT community received funding from The Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale. Over the next five years, this funding will enable HOT to scale up its support to local mapping communities with the aim of mapping an area home to one billion people, adding places at high risk of natural disaster or experiencing poverty.

18 June, 2020


What if we could map an area home to one billion people currently missing from the world’s maps?

We are honored and excited to announce that the HOT community is one of eight recipients of funding from The Audacious Project, a collaborative philanthropic initiative that serves as a springboard for social impact on a grand scale.

Tyler Radford, Rebecca Firth, Gihan Hassanein - 17 June, 2020


HOT and iLab Liberia Exploring the Potential of Machine Learning to Augment Human Mappers in Monrovia

HOT worked with iLab Liberia in Monrovia to test the potential of machine learning algorithms to automate repetitive mapping tasks and highlight areas in need of updating to maximize the impact of human mappers.

Jess Beutler - 11 June, 2020


How we measure the effects of AI-assisted mapping

Over the past two years, HOT has taken a leadership role in exploring and facilitating the application of the latest advances in artificial intelligence.

Bo Percival, Felix Delattre, Melanie Eckle - 1 June, 2020


HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19 – First round of Micrograntees announced

We’re excited to announce the first round of awardees for HOT Rapid Response Microgrants: COVID-19. Microgrants, which are provided to OpenStreetMap communities to support their local response to the pandemic, have been awarded to projects in Liberia, Uganda, Kenya and Mongolia. Over the next 6 months, these Microgrants will support the following work:

Sophie Mower, Rebecca Firth, Geoffrey Kateregga - 29 May, 2020

Kenya and 3 other countries

Tasking Manager | Behind the DevDesk with Wille Marcel

Wille is an experienced frontend engineer focused on rich web map applications and the creator the Tasking Manager frontend and the OSMCha application, a very important tool for quality control and monitoring of changes of OpenStreetMap.

Bo Percival - 28 May, 2020


HOT Voting Membership Welcomes 27 New Members

We are happy to announce that 27 new members have been elected to HOT’s Voting Membership!

Matthew Gibb - 28 May, 2020


HOT Indonesia’s COVID-19 online training platform

On-site training is a regular activity for HOT Indonesia with staff traveling across the nation to conduct training sessions

Adhitya Dido - 26 May, 2020


Team up in the new Tasking Manager

The future is here! A fresh frontend with an integrated ID editor and many new improvements await you.

Felix Delattre, Sam Colchester - 6 May, 2020


Shifting to virtual: adapting HOT’s global work for COVID-19

Although COVID-19 brings a number of obvious challenges to daily life for people across the world, the crisis has demonstrated the widespread desire to help by mapping to support COVID-19 responders worldwide.

Sam Colchester, Bry Damasco, Tri Selasa Pagianti - 30 April, 2020

Philippines, Indonesia, Global