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OpenStreetMap for Rural Development and Poverty Eradication

Biondi Sanda Sima

7 August, 2017

Indonesia

Crowd2Map Tanzania: putting rural Tanzania on the map with the help of a HOT Microgrant

*Guest blog - Janet Chapman, Crowd2Map*   Crowd2Map Tanzania is a crowdsourced mapping project aiming to put rural Tanzania on the map. Since 2015,...

Rebecca Firth - 3 August, 2017

Global

From the map to the field: HOT trains MSF and refugees in field data collection - Uganda

On the 12th of July, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) in Uganda, under the Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data program, funded by United States Department...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 20 July, 2017

Uganda

Three Hundred Students to Map for Flood Resilience in Dar es Salaam

November 7th & 8th marked the beginning of a new era for Ramani Huria - a project that over the past year has brought...

Innocent Maholi - 18 July, 2017

Tanzania

State of the Map Africa: the first conference

  *Guest blog - Janet Chapman, Crowd2Map*   It was a great privilege to present Crowd2Map at the first State of the Map Africa...

Rebecca Firth - 17 July, 2017

Global

HOT Supports Community Driven Open Data: Ger Community Mapping Center, Mongolia

  Guest blog: Enkhtungalag of Ger Community Mapping Center, Mongolia, who are the beneficiaries of a 2017 HOT Microgrant.   Mongolia is considered one...

Rebecca Firth - 10 July, 2017

Global

Bringing Remote Mapping to the Field

Following the preliminary results of both mapathons in Gulu, Northern Uganda, Istanbul and Kampala (World Refugee Day), HOT, and other community volunteers deployed information...

Douglas Ssebaggala - 6 July, 2017

Uganda

Volunteers in Uganda and Turkey Rally to Support Refugees on World Refugee Day

What connects Kampala and Istanbul? You might be thinking that Kampala and Istanbul are worlds apart, but volunteers in both cities rallied around a...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 3 July, 2017

Uganda

Call For Participation: Crowdsourced Damage Assessment

Through a research collaboration with Stanford University and other partners, HOT is launching three formal research experiments on crowdsourced damage assessment and is seeking...

Cristiano Giovando - 28 June, 2017

Global

HOT Indonesia Hosts Mapathon for InAWARE Jakarta Mapping Project with the University of Indonesia

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia hosts a mapathon with students from the University of Indonesia’s (UI) Department of Geography. UI, one of Indonesia’s...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 15 June, 2017

Indonesia

YouthMappers ‘Mapping to End Malaria’ Challenge: Round 3 Results

The third and final round of the YouthMappers challenge has concluded. In round three, we had 13 Universities participate, bringing the total for all...

Russell Deffner - 12 June, 2017

Global

Collaborating with IOM, the UN Migration Agency, on OpenStreetMap

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) has recently signed a cooperation agreement with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN's Migration Agency. This new...

Nate Smith - 9 June, 2017

Global

LEGIT Team Completes Field Mapping in Zwedru City

Zwedru was the first of three cities that we are working to map in Liberia with DAI for the Liberia Local Empowerment for Government...

David Luswata - 5 June, 2017

Liberia

LEGIT Kicks off Field Mapping with Training in Monrovia

In collaboration withDAI, HOT is currently working in Liberia to help put communities on the map. As part of the Liberia Local Empowerment for...

David Luswata - 25 May, 2017

Liberia

Organized, distributed OpenStreetMap field mapping

One month ago we held a community chat about developing a new application to support OpenStreetMap field mapping. Our chat focused on getting input...

Nate Smith - 24 May, 2017

Uganda

InAWARE Mapping Project Moves from Surabaya to Jakarta

After a successful round of mapping Surabaya’s infrastructures in three months, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Indonesia relocates to the country’s capital, Jakarta. Continuing...

Biondi Sanda Sima - 22 May, 2017

Indonesia