HOT Export Tool: try out the new features!
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4d ago
If you are looking for reliable OSM data in various file formats that are easy to download in a few easy steps and a couple of minutes, new features have been added to the HOT Export Tool! HOT’s developer, Kshitij, has been working for a number of months on these improvements, and we want to send a huge thanks to him! Watch the Walkthrough that will guide you through all the features and explore them yourself! If you have any feedback, get in touch by adding an issue to Github or joining #export-tool Slack channel. We have also explained all the updates below with screenshots. 1. Export OSM D ..read more
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Jóvenes Trazando Resiliencia en San Antonio de Prado, Colombia
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6d ago
En las afueras de Medellín, Colombia, se encuentra el corregimiento¹ de San Antonio de Prado. Este lugar rodeado de colinas y bosques, destaca especialmente por tener tanto naturaleza como vida urbana. Sin embargo, la comunidad que vive allí enfrenta un desafío significativo: los deslizamientos de tierra amenazan su seguridad y bienestar. La topografía montañosa y las intensas lluvias propias de la región crean un escenario propicio para la erosión del suelo y la ocurrencia de deslizamientos, poniendo en riesgo la seguridad y el bienestar de su comunidad. En este contexto, nos encontramos con ..read more
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Call for Applications: DataCamp Donates x Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Scholarship
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6d ago
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is pleased to announce a new partnership with DataCamp, an online learning platform for data and AI. DataCamp believes that education is a basic human right, and through their DataCamp Donates Program, they partner with organizations to distribute free data education for people looking for work, members of disadvantaged communities, students, and nonprofit research scientists, providing free professional access to their platform for one year to over 100+ organizations and counting. The recipients of this scholarship will gain access to over 440 courses on ..read more
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Data sovereignty, open mapping and indigenous territories
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1w ago
Versión en español In the development of open mapping projects in the Latin American region, both Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) and other humanitarian entities, have had the experience of coordinating projects with indigenous communities. These communities usually show interest in taking advantage of their data to exercise their rights, defend their territories and resources, as well as preserve their knowledge and wisdom. However, they also express concern about the reach that this data may have in hands outside the community. With the aim that the learning achieved can be shared with othe ..read more
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Tasking Manager: Insights from the NET Promoter Score Survey
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2w ago
Positive Sentiments Community Engagement: Users applaud Tasking Manager for fostering a strong sense of community. Collaboration with fellow mappers is a key strength, emphasizing the platform’s role in building a vibrant mapping community. Information Accessibility: Appreciation flows for the platform’s commitment to providing necessary information before mapping. Users commend the availability of good imagery, clear explanations, and the simplicity, stability, and effectiveness of Tasking Manager. Ease of Use and Task Organization: Tasking Manager is praised for its simplicity, user-friendli ..read more
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Amazonian Mapping for an Inclusive and Sustainable Amazon
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2w ago
Versión en Español / Versão em Português Few things represent a region as iconically as the Amazon: eight countries share the care of an area where 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves are found. The diversity, richness, and development potential of this region are a source of hope for the communities that inhabit it, as well as a source of conflicts and challenges common to the region and the world. Here, we face situations that jeopardize biodiversity, subsistence, and the security of local communities. Deforestation, climate change, and economic pressures have created a complex landscape ..read more
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Mapeos Amazónicos para una Amazonía Inclusiva y Sostenible
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2w ago
Versão em Português / English Version Pocas cosas representan tan icónicamente a una región como la Amazonia: ocho países comparten el cuidado de una superficie donde se encuentra el 20% de las reservas de agua dulce a nivel mundial. La diversidad, riqueza y potencial de desarrollo de esta región es fuente de esperanza para las comunidades que allí la habitan, así como fuente de conflictos y desafíos comunes a la región y el mundo. Aquí nos encontramos con situaciones que ponen en riesgo la biodiversidad, la subsistencia y la seguridad de las comunidades locales. La deforestación, el cambio cl ..read more
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Mapeamentos Amazônicos para uma Amazônia Inclusiva e Sustentável
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2w ago
Versión en Español / English Version Poucas coisas representam tão iconicamente uma região quanto a Amazônia: oito países compartilham a responsabilidade de cuidar de uma área que abriga 20% das reservas de água doce do mundo. A diversidade, riqueza e potencial de desenvolvimento desta região são fontes de esperança para as comunidades que lá vivem, mas também trazem consigo conflitos e desafios comuns à região e ao mundo. Aqui nos deparamos com situações que colocam em risco a biodiversidade, a subsistência e a segurança das comunidades locais. O desmatamento, as mudanças climáticas e as pres ..read more
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Honoring Angela Teyvi, a Leader, Mentor, and Friend
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3w ago
This post originally appeared on Arnalie’s OSM Diary. As Mentorship Month (January) comes to a close, the HOT Community Working Group Mentorship Program Team would like to honor our mentor and team lead, Angela Norvi Teyvi, whose passion has sparked and made ideas come to life through the Mentorship Program. About the HOT CommunityWG Mentorship Initiative The HOT Community Working Group initiated a Mentorship Program to provide peer-to-peer learning and knowledge exchange in the humanitarian and open mapping space. We built upon the knowledge and efforts of other mapping communities in conduct ..read more
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HOT CommunityWG x Tech&InnovationWG Communications Skillshare Series - what a blast to start the year!
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3w ago
This post originally appeared on Arnalie’s OSM Diary. I had fun organizing and participating in these comms skillshare sessions! Comment if you have attended or watched the sessions! Let’s level up those communications skills this year! :D You can rewatch the recordings here. User-Friendly Website Design with Brazil Singh Brazil is currently the President of Youthmappers Chapter at Eastern University of Bangladesh. He shared his expertise and experience in creating user-friendly website design using WordPress. He presented theoretical and step-by-step guide on how to create a website. This web ..read more
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