Disaster Mapping

When major disaster strikes anywhere in the world, HOT rallies a huge network of volunteers to create, online, the maps that enable responders to reach those in need.

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Latest Disaster Mapping Project
Sri Lanka has been hit in the past few days by flooding: HOT has been asked to activate and immediately start tracing buildings by the Disaster Management Center (DMC) of Sri Lanka, who work closely with World Bank GFDRR. They are in urgent need of detailed housing unit information. There are links on the HOT Tasking Manager: http://tasks.hotosm....


HOT supports community mapping projects around the world and assists people to create their own maps for socio-economic development and disaster preparedness.

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Latest Community Project

The Indonesian Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is collaborating on a USAID, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) funded program along with the Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana (BNPB), Badan Penanggulangan Bencana...


HOT develops several open source programs and applications to leverage collaborative mapping and the use of new technologies in the field of geographic information for humanitarian aid. Check them out!

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Latest Technical Project

Through a small prototype grant by the Knight Foundation, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team and key partners created OSM Analytics, an online platform for real time analysis and visualization of the OpenStreetMap database. This application allows anyone to display quantity and distribution of common map features such as roads and buildings. Data is visualized on a map where users can define custom areas of interest and dynamically obtain summary statistics. A time graph also allows to...