I’m delighted to announce that Cristiano Giovando has joined the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to lead HOT’s efforts to restart OpenAerialMap (OAM). Cristiano conceptualized and began work on OAM years ago back in 2007 when he began experimenting with UAVs at San Diego State University. Much data was collected, but there was nowhere to put it, a problem felt even more so today as UAV use continues to grow. Today in 2014 OAM is still in the “start-up” phase, advocates such as Cristiano have really never had the chance to focus on it.
Posted by Kate Chapman on Jan, 13 2015
Posted by Anonymous on Dec, 30 2014
This time of year we are reminded that HOT could not fulfill its mission without the support of the OpenStreetMap community at large. We benefit in so many ways from everyone involved with OpenStreetMap, open data and open software that it is impossible to tally the value they bring to our efforts.
Posted by Heather Leson on Dec, 19 2014
HOT is a growing global community. Over the past year we have had many successes in our mission to apply the principles of open source and open data sharing to improve the welfare of the communities where we work, especially those at risk of natural disaster or other crisis.
Posted by Heather Leson on Dec, 5 2014
Typhoon Hagupit / Ruby is currently expected to make landfall in South East Samar early Sunday Morning (December 7, 2014). In support of OpenStreetMap Philliphines, The Philippine Government, Red Cross/Red Crescent, DHN and other Agencies, we have created our first task for this Activation. We have requested new satellite imagery for Samar and other potentially impacted areas. This is being processed for our use.
Posted by jeff on Nov, 10 2014
The World Bank recently released its extensive guide to planning an Open Cities mapping project, which was proudly co-authored by HOT. Check out the announcement here.
Posted by Kate Chapman on Nov, 4 2014
I'm delighted to announce that this week HOT, in conjunction with American Red Cross, British Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors without Borders UK are launching the Missing Maps Project. The main goal of the project is to map the most vulnerable places in the world, in order that international and local NGOs and individuals can use the maps and data to better respond to crises affecting the areas.
Posted by harry on Oct, 27 2014
Last week we had a television interview, with me appearing alongside Andrew Braye from the British Red Cross, and with Pierre Béland joining us over video link. This was a brief segment about the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team on a show called "Global" on BBC world news.
Posted by Severin on Oct, 11 2014
What about the CAR Activation?
Posted by emir on Oct, 7 2014
Back in 2011, the first time I joined HOT as an intern for Community Mapping Pilot (Phase I), I never expect anything big or anything huge. But things are getting bigger and of course better in terms of coordination, projects, and hopefully sustainability. Now, we have 9 HOTies (including myself) working together in a shared workspace with Wikimedia Indonesia and Web Foundation in Jakarta.
Posted by pierre.beland on Sep, 27 2014
This two days CartONG 4th Forum of Geographic Information for Relief and Development GeOnG event in Chambéry (France), September 22-23, was the opportunity for many Hotties to meet with participants from 76 humanitarian organizations and professionnals. This year thematic was "Turning data into actionable knowledge". Streaming of some presentations should be available after the conference.