The 2015 Nepal earthquake (Wikipedia) struck on 25th April with a magnitude of 7.8, followed be many aftershocks including a large magnitude 7.3 quake on 12 May. The quake hit the city of Kathmandu and the mountainous regions to the north. Thanks to a spectacular volunteer effort, HOT has boosted map coverage of these areas, building upon detailed maps already created by the local OpenStreetMap community and the Kathmandu Living Labs.
Posted by Heather Leson on May, 27 2015
[Ed.Note: Written by Taichi FURUHASHI（Prof. of GSC, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. / President of CrisisMappers Japan / Voting member of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team）, Hisayo Kikuchi (Associate Prof. of GSC, Aoyama Gakuin Univ. ) and Hiro Aida(Prof. of GSC, Aoyama Gakuin Univ.]
Posted by Tyler Radford on May, 27 2015
Dear all, A whole-hearted thank you for your contribution and support of the Nepal earthquake response with HOT. While the activation is ongoing, you are invited to make mapping better through a short 2-3 minute survey (longer if you'd like to provide detailed comments). https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HOTMay2015 If you organized a mapathon, help by sharing the link with your participants!
Posted by Mhairi O'Hara on May, 18 2015
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community would like to welcome the new round of Outreachy interns! The program, originally known as the Outreach Program for Women (OPW) is aimed at helping individuals from under represented groups get involved in free and open source software. Starting the 25th of May, four enthusiastic and highly driven students will embark on their projects within the community, assisted by their mentors to tackle a number of key issues related to HOT and OSM.