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Posted by Tyler Radford on Oct, 25 2016

November 13th–19th is Geography Awareness Week. Join HOT as we prepare to make the third annual OSM Geography Awareness Week (“OSM GeoWeek”) the best ever. OSM GeoWeek 2016 calls on teachers, students, community groups, governments, private sector, map lovers, and motivated individuals around the world to come together to celebrate geography and make maps with OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world.

Posted by innocent on Oct, 19 2016
WaSH is a collective term for water, sanitation and hygiene. While each is a separate field of work, they are interdependent in nature. After flooding, communities are very vulnerable to outbreaks of disease such as cholera. Building off a foundation of ongoing response efforts for this in Dar es Salaam, Ramani Huria has started a rapid sanitation mapping campaign within the city’s wards, mainly focusing on public toilets.
Posted by Biondi Sima on Oct, 18 2016
Early this year, major parts of Surabaya were inundated by floods. Occasional event such as this may paralyze economic activities and put its citizens’ well-being in danger, especially in a densely populated urban city, such as Surabaya. In order to minimize the impact, concerted efforts are undertaken. This includes collectively updating the city’s base map data, which is crucial to support the creation of an accurate contingency plan in the unfortunate case of disaster.