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.
Posted by Jaakko Helleranta on Sep, 15 2014
On behalf of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team I am pleased to congratulate Mikel Maron for his new role as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at the White House. He will spend the next few months sharing OpenStreetMap and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team processes with the government as part of “OpenStreetMap for Diplomacy” at the State Department.
Posted by emir on Sep, 13 2014
"Maswela bwanji?" (Good afternoon) "Ndasewela bwino, kaya inu?" (The afternoon is fine, what about you?) "Ndasewela bwino." (The afternoon is fine) "Zikomo." (Thank you) Everywhere I went on the field, I always greeted the locals around. It always felt great to able to at least greet the locals in the Chichewa language, which usually caused them to smile and laugh with surprise.
Posted by Severin on Sep, 7 2014
It is the second, and last week, of fieldwork in the Chikwawa district, with the necessity to cover all the most flood prone areas there before surveying the Nsanje district during the two next weeks. Last week we started with the closest areas from our home and work base in Nchalo, but now we will focus on mapping the rest of the district.
Posted by maning on Aug, 28 2014
After 3 weeks of coordination, preparation and training, we begin the field mapping exercise this week. Everyone is excited with the upcoming exercise. Armed with new found knowledge on data collection and editing with JOSM, the team along with ~30 Malawian mappers from the academe, national and local government authorities headed south to Chikwawa district to start the first leg of field data collection.
Posted by Mikel Maron on Aug, 21 2014
You may have seen a few shout outs on twitter from last months disaster technology event at the White House.
Posted by emir on Aug, 19 2014
After a long flight from Jakarta - Kuala Lumpur - Bangkok - Addis Ababa, finally, I finally arrived in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi and met Severin and Maning. We have a full team now and we will be moving on Sunday to Blantyre for the OpenStreetMap (OSM) workshop.
Posted by maning on Aug, 9 2014
This week we started the series of OSM training/workshops to various government stakeholders and international agencies based in Lilongwe. Severin started this coordination through his meetings with various offices last week. The goal of these sessions is to engage with various government offices specifically the Surveys Department and the Disaster Management Affairs (DODMA) on how to contribute and use OpenStreetMap.
Posted by pierre.beland on Aug, 8 2014
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team escalates his response at the request of the World Health Organization (WHO).