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HOT SUMMIT 2016 - Registration Open

Brussels - Registration is now open for the Second Annual HOT Summit 2016 to be held in Brussels Thursday, September 22nd at the BTC Conference Center - Espace Jacqmotte right before State of the Map-International.  This year’s theme is OpenStreetMap, The Global HOT Community, and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Summit will bring together people from around the world working to make open geographic data available to improve the places they live and work through OpenStreetMap.  The Summit features two separate tracks to focus on technology and community building based on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that emphasize participation from all sectors of society to meet ambitious targets around the world’s most critical challenges by 2030.

Whether you’re a community builder, development professional, educator, geographer, humanitarian, journalist, philanthropist, programmer, volunteer mapper, or want to learn more about open data and OpenStreetMap -- you’re invited and welcome!

 More information and registration

World Humanitarian Summit 

Istanbul - HOT will participate in the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) May 23-24 as an exhibitor and participant in the Innovation Marketplace and Side Events.  Selected as one of the 115 side event presenters, the side event represents each of the five core responsibilities named in the Secretary-General's Agenda for Humanity and are geographically balanced and encompass a broad range of multi-stakeholder coordination.

HOT's side event will focus on "Urban Fragility, Vulnerability and Resilience: Tools for assessment from Macro to Micro scale".  If you plan on attending WHS be sure to stop by the HOT exhibit booth, innovation marketplace and attend our side event.  Hope to see you there!

More information
A Message from the Board of Directors Board Election Results
  “While Tyler, Katja and Heather along
  with three HOT voting members Geoffrey,
  Iyan and Fred are in Istanbul at the World   Humanitarian Summit, the  “Executive  
  Director’s Desk” message falls to me.

Blake Girardot-HOT Board President

Filling my desk is HOT's response to the Sri Lanka flooding for the past few days, and our thoughts are first with those enduring that crisis, Ecuador’s earthquake aftermath and the countless other crises around the world right now. But also filling my inbox are numerous emails dedicated to how humanitarian mapping, open data and open tools are making a difference around the world every single day and how we can all do more to support that.

HOT elected a new Board of Directors and I am humbled to say I was elected to the Board and as President of the organization. My colleagues on the Board are Heather Leson, Katja Ulbert-Treasurer, Jorieke Vyncke-Secretary and Dale Kunce-Vice-President.

On behalf of the new Board and those members of the world wide humanitarian community that I speak with on a daily basis, I want to pass on our thanks to the OSM Community. I hear it everyday and I wish you could too. The successes I see everyday are only possible thanks to you and our fellow OSM Community members.”

Disaster Mapping - Ecuador Earthquake
The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades flattened buildings and buckled highways along its Pacific coast, sending the Andean nation into a state of emergency. HOT is supporting the response by assisting the local OSM community to engage the global volunteer community and interface with international aid organizations and imagery providers. Updates
Community Building
NARYN, Krygystan The Kyrgyz Mountains Environmental Education and Citizen Science project aims at developing simple tools and activities for teachers to learn and conduct scientific investigations on the water resources around their village, and make the collected data publicly available. Read more

DAR ES SAALAM, Tanzania - All policy students are obsessed with the effectiveness and feasibility of policies and programs that governments implement. That is how we felt when we embarked on our Graduate Capstone Project to evaluate the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s work in Tanzania.. Read more


Tech Development

HOT in the News

Thank You To Our Donors:

Thank you to  the following donors who contributed to HOT March 2016-May 2016
A. Santos
R. Arsenault
M. Fleet
C. Appel
A. Naraine
S. Arsenault
T. Radford
O. Glover
R. Williams
P. Pesonen

Donations continue in 2016 and are greatly appreciated to fulfill our mission.
Volunteer Call to Action

Ecuador - Earthquake Mapping

Japan - Crisis Mappers

Recent and Upcoming Events

16-20 May Understanding Risk, Venice, Italy

23-24 May  World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey

6-9 June   Humanitarian Tech Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

23-25 July State of the Map-US, Seattle, Washington

24-26 August FOSS4G, Bonn, Germany

22 September HOT Summit Brussels, Belgium

23-25 September  State of the Map - International Brussels, Belgium

1-2 October State of the Map - Asia, Manila Phillippines

 6-7 October  International Open Data Conference, Madrid, Spain

Global HOT Community
France - Mapping in Dunkirk
Mapping Tip:  

Background Imagery Alignment in iD
iD Web Editor: How to adjust background imagery - new UI
Partner Spotlight

For InaSAFE development and training and HOT Summit sponsorship
Volunteer Spotlight
Grace Kim for her commitment to the HOT Communications Working Group and development of our newsletter
Short-term Consultancy
Apply for HOT's short-term consultancy roster
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