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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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...

Jess Beutler - 5 June, 2017


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


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


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


5,600,000 map edits to Eliminate Malaria

Malaria is a preventable and treatable infectious disease transmitted by mosquitoes that kills more than one million people each year, most of them in...

Geoffrey Kateregga - 19 May, 2017


OpenStreetMap on the Humanitarian Data Exchange

The Export Tool is now pushing customised OpenStreetMap (OSM) data through to the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX) platform. Buildings, points of interest, roads and waterways datasets for the countries of Senegal, Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Mali are now available as SHP, GPKG, IMG and KML files. The integration tool, nicknamed OSM2HDX has the ability to automate data updates at set intervals and allows the administrators to select any country for export.

Mhairi O'Hara - 19 May, 2017


2017 HOT Board Roles

HOT's new board met for the first time to establish roles and set the agenda for the year. Please congratulate: Dale Kunce- Board President...

Rachel VanNice - 8 May, 2017