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2016 HOT by the Numbers

Rachel VanNice

17 February, 2017

Global

We've put together some of the 2016 highlights so you can see what we've been up to and the amazing impact of the HOT community!

Growing OpenAerialMap with Responsible Imagery

HOT is working to grow OpenAerialMap to be a long-lasting open imagery resource to OpenStreetMap and humanitarian communities. With new funding from the Humanitarian Innovation...

Nate Smith — 13 February, 2017

Global

Kicking off the “Crowdsourcing Non-Camp Refugee Data” project

In January, we started work on a new mapping project in Uganda and Turkey. During this project, we will be mapping parts of Istanbul...

Paul Uithol — 6 February, 2017

Uganda

HOT Microgrants Programme Launches

We're excited to launch the HOT Microgrants Program! Many OSM communities around the world are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. HOT...

Rebecca Firth — 2 February, 2017

Global

Making open imagery accessible: OpenAerialMap comes out of beta

Open satellite and aerial imagery can be difficult to find, access and use. For HOT and our humanitarian partners, open imagery has been critical...

Nate Smith — 31 January, 2017

Global

Recap of the UN World Data Forum: using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Last week I attended the UN World Data Forum to share the work the HOT community is doing with our partners towards achieving the...

Rebecca Firth — 27 January, 2017

Global

Learning from HOT Indonesia

From 8th to 29th January 2017, I am visiting HOT Indonesia in a Knowledge Exchange Program. Up to now, HOT has executed two projects...

Geoffrey Kateregga — 27 January, 2017

Indonesia

Ramani Huria Trains Secondary School Students During STEM Boot Camp

Over the first week of January 2017, a group of 60 secondary school students gathered at Marian University College, Bagamoyo for a ground-breaking training...

Innocent Maholi — 26 January, 2017

Tanzania

Help Translate Training Videos

At HOT, we want to make sure people can contribute to OpenStreetMap in a number of ways: through mapping, hosting mapathons and validating. And...

Dale Kunce — 26 January, 2017

Global

Making use cases for crowd sourced financial services data in Uganda

How can individuals, businesses and government adapt the process, and reliability of crowdsourced financial services data collection, for planning, decision making and financial inclusion....

Douglas Ssebaggala — 20 December, 2016

Global

OpenStreetMap Workshop at The Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Conference (University of the South Pacific)

The OpenStreetMap (OSM) community in the Pacific Islands is small but growing. This year, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) held an OSM workshop as...

Mhairi O'Hara — 16 December, 2016

Global

HOT Indonesia Launches a Tasking Manager and Pidie Mapathon in Response to Aceh Earthquake.

At 5.00 am Wednesday (7/12/16), a magnitude 6.5 earthquake shook Pidie Jaya District, Aceh Province. The epicentre is located at 5.25 N and 96.24...

Biondi Sanda Sima — 13 December, 2016

Indonesia

Funds for community-led projects: the 2017 HOT Microgrants program

OpenStreetMap (OSM) community leaders are achieving amazing results on zero or near-zero budgets. Many have a desire or opportunity to map their local communities,...

Tyler Radford — 6 December, 2016

Global

HOT's OSM Tasking Manager 3.0 Development Kick-Off!!

Dear Friends,Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)  is leading a community focused software development project to design, specify, develop and release the next generation of its...

Blake Girardot — 1 December, 2016

Global

HOT's OSM Tasking Manager 3.0 Tech Challenge

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is seeking proposals for the design and implementation of the next generation of its OSM Tasking Manager2 (TM2) software.

Blake Girardot — 1 December, 2016

Global

Mapping the world’s vulnerable places begins with you!

Help HOT provide 10 communities with equipment and funding to map!Many of the world's most vulnerable places do not exist on any map. Meet 12 leaders who are working to change that by putting their communities on the global map for the first time. You can show your support by making a donation today.

Tyler Radford — 28 November, 2016

Global