Some Powerful Map Outputs From The Ugandan Refugee Response
Image: Waiting for Water - Long queues of Jerrycans at the dried-out borehole near BidiBidi Refugee Settlement
Nethope Device Challenge reaches the Gambia
HOT are pleased to introduce our sixteenth Nethope Device Challenge grant to the YMCA in the Gambia. Initially, under the Nethope Device Grant, HOT...
HOT Summit at FOSS4G 2018 Updates
The time is quickly approaching! HOT Summit at FOSS4G 2018 is only 4 months away and we’re excited to see you and for you...
Mapping to support local NGOs in Kenya
As part of HOT’s mission to expand local mapping communities and ensure that HOT’s partners contribute to the sustainability of OpenStreetMap, our partner, Salesforce,...
Update on HOT’s Strategic Planning Process
Given the short-term nature of humanitarian funding and project-centered work, HOT has historically operated under relatively short-term, often one or two year planning cycles....
OSM Quality Reporting: Malaria Prevention
Last year, The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team kicked off work to analyze OpenStreetMap (OSM) for the fight against malaria. Our goal is to provide organizations...
The Inaugral Data for Development Festival
From the 21st to 23rd March 2018 I was fortunate to attend and speak at the Data for Development Festival, the inaugural in-person gathering...
World Health Day: The maps that are making the difference
In 1854 one map made medical history and changed the way we represent health data forever. The map, produced by John Snow, marked cholera...
Local Indonesia OSM Chapter teams up with HOT and Facebook to improve road coverage in Indonesia.
HOT has been mapping Indonesia for disaster preparedness and resiliency since 2011. However, there is still a lot of road network missing outside the major cities. Learn how the local community is working with Facebook to fill in the gaps using artificial intelligence tools.
Empowering female mappers in Nigeria
Guest blog from LetGirlsMap, UniqueMappersTeam, Nigeria - Alooma Jennifer, Dike Chinecherem, Ebere Emmanuella
Update: Open Data Day in Mwanza, Tanzania
Guest Blog - Janet Chapman, Founder of Crowd2Map and Campaigns Manager Tanzania Development Trust
Improving Access to Health Facilities in Dar es Salaam
Written by Hawa Adinani and Amelia Hunt - HOT Tanzania team
HOT InAWARE Project Relocates to Mapping Lifeline Infrastructures in Semarang
By the end of 2017, HOT concluded the mapping of lifeline infrastructure in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta. Our data entry specialists swept through 44 subdistricts...
Newly-revealed Shina boundaries offer unprecedented hyperlocal data for decisionmakers
Recent population figures estimate Dar es Salaam’s population to be over 5 million, with an annual population growth of 5.7%. Despite the rapid growth of the city, almost 70% of the city is comprised of informal unplanned settlements - a figure that is predicted to grow dramatically as the city expands.