Access to digital financial services is fundamental to enabling poor people to become more economically stable, prosperous, and resilient. HOT, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will initiate a six-month pilot program in Uganda starting in December 2015.
Posted by Mikel Maron on Feb, 8 2016
Guest post by Pratik Yadav, data analyst at Mapbox. The HOT Tasking Manager (TM) has been the critical tool for rapid and massive coordination for disaster response and preparedness mapping. Since the first task in September 2011, there have been a total of 1168 tasks published in the Tasking Manager. This map shows the footprint of all HOT tasks up to January 5, 2016, with a total coverage of about 7,449,759 sq kms.
Posted by xamanu on Feb, 4 2016
We made great progress on a crowd-sourced public transportation map for Managua! Over seventy generous donours supported us, through our crowd-funding initiative, to raise $6,212 dollars and with this they enabled us to print the city's bus map 40,000 times. Yesterday, members of the OpenStreetMap Nicaragua cummunity handed over the collaboratively created and printed public transportation maps to the people. Managua became Central America's first capital with a complete transportation map. And only the community made this possible:
Posted by Paul Uithol on Feb, 3 2016
When I was first told about mapping, I thought it was something to do sitting indoors on your laptop. Well, it’s also a bit like that, but little did I know the adventure that awaited me. I quickly got acquainted with the whole mapping process after the training we received on the first two days (ed: 11 and 12 January). Earlier I had met Douglas Ssebaggala who had showed us how to use OpenMapKit and JOSM. I just couldn’t wait to start my journey in the world. After the training, I felt I was ready.