HOT Indonesia Completed Mapping Lifeline Infrastructures in Semarang
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has completed mapping Semarang, the capital and largest city of Central Java. A city of 373.8 square kilometres and a home to over 1,5 million people, Semarang is the fifth largest city in Indonesia. The city's unique topography-- coastal lowland to the north and bumpy highlands to the south--makes it particularly prone to tidal flood and landslides.
Hacktoberfest Update: Tasking Manager Improvements and More
Hacktoberfest has been a great success and has helped support many of our core open source projects. Check out the progress and continue to get involved during the last week of the month.
Participatory Mapping Toolkit: A Guide For Refugee Contexts
The world continues to witness some of the highest levels of displacement on record, with nearly 70 million people who have been forced from...
HOT Endorses the Principles for Digital Development
In October 2018, HOT officially endorsed the Principles for Digital Development, joining just over 100 organizations who have done so to date. The Digital Principles are nine “living” guidelines designed to help digital development practitioners integrate established best practices into technology-enabled programs. The Principles focus heavily on many of HOT's core values, including community, openness, collaboration, and innovation and will continue to guide our work going forward.
OSM Sri Lanka Community and impact of HOT Micro Grants for the continuation to contribute to develop open geo-spatial data.
Since May 2018, the HOT Microgrants program has supported the OSM Sri Lanka Community to conduct a series of workshops and training programs throughout the country, including underdeveloped rural areas, Universities, and Local Authorities.
GeoChicas: Mapping the path of women after the earthquake in Oaxaca
The earthquakes that occurred in September 2017 in Mexico affected different areas of the country, including Mexico City, Chiapas and the State of Oaxaca.
Hacktoberfest: A Call for Contributing to Social Impact Projects
Join in the celebration of open source software by contributing to the Tasking Manager or other open source projects maintained by HOT.
Getting to grips on tag quality with MapCampaigner
Last year at State of the Map in Boulder we announced a new tool called MapCampaigner. Today we're opening it up to anyone to create campaigns.
Integrating Machine Learning into the Tasking Manager: Notes on a Direction
We're moving towards how we leverage machine learning tools to improve data quality and help mappers map. Above is a shot from our design workshop we held at the HOT Summit in Dar es Salaam on August 31. Read more below about our ideas and a direction we'd like to see within the Tasking Manager.
HOT Summit at FOSS4G 2018- Combining Communities in Dar es Salaam
This year’s HOT Summit was unique for many reasons, it was the first held in Africa and the first to be integrated into and...
HOT board meeting in Dar Es Salaam
HOT straddles a line between a community organisation and a humanitarian NGO and the balance between the two is not always easy to maintain. However, we believe that it is important to try and achieve this, remaining true to the open, transparent and participatory nature of the community that HOT evolved from whilst delivering value through humanitarian action and development. This feedback from the in-person HOT board meeting in August outlines some of the ways we want to evolve HOT to enable these powerful twin aims.
Ripples of HOT Micro Grant's Impact on UniqueMappersTeam Community
Taking off from 12th June,2017,as UniqueMappersTeam and a Local community of OpenStreetMap in Nigeria, I looked forward to some support to empower and sustain...
Website Update: Interactive Maps
A round up of recent major pushes to the website through Outreachy.