Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
what is openstreetmap?
the openstreetmap “one-liner”
A web project to create a free and open map of
the entire world, built entirely from volunteers
surveying with GPS, digitizing aerial imagery,
and collecting and liberating existing public
sources of geographic data.
free and open voluntary map of the
voluntary, open contributions
open use open contribution. open use.
amenity = hospital
POIs name = Saint James
emergency = yes Ways
highway = primary
name = Otley Road
ref = A660
highway = residential
name = Chestnut Lane
oneway = true
surface = flags
OpenStreetMap data generation.
Field capture/ imagery tracing and imports of
PD and share-alike geodata sets.
Data semantic interoperability.
Convergence of bottom-up (OSM) and
“directed” (reference data models) ontologies.
Data semantic interoperability example.
Cross walk of OSM tagging system and UNSDIT
United Nations Spatial Data Infrastructure for Transport
(UNSDIT used as transportation data model in the WFP SDI).
OSM: the key elements of a comprehensive
solution for geodata management.
1. Free and interoperable data.
2. the OSM Architecture: web platform and client application, web
services and toolkit.
3. the OSM ecosystem: tools and applications sprung up around
OSM free geodata (routing engines, map cartographic libraries,
mobile API's, countless mashups, several editors, quality checkers
etc...) resulting into a positive feedback loop to the project by
ensuring data improvement...
4. The power of a critical mass of 180,000 members fast-growing,
active and skilled community in:
- data generation and maintenance
- system development (volunteers/ start-up-companies).
- community-powered learning, training and capacity building.
a new initiative rooted in OSM
building on two years of informal cooperation
to apply the principles and activities of open source and
open data sharing
humanitarian response and economic development.
- connecting point between humanitarian and open mapping communities
- remote data creation during crisis
- collection and organization of existing data sources
- deployments to the field possible
- distribution point for free data
Advocacy, Training and Outreach
- mapping parties
- speaking, writing, meetings in humanitarian and United Nations technical
Thinking and Design
- promotion of crowd-sourcing and simple web standards for data sharing
- technical improvements to OSM and OSGeo in response to field requirements
(offline support, verification, format adaptors, multi-master sync..)
Data sharing 1
UNJLC Haiti data import
Leverage WFP SDI Community
CartONG, UNJLC, Bonn U.
& OSM Tool Ecosystem
OpenRouteService, GPS maps
data import licensing re-use constraints: “public
domain” data from UNJLC operation imported in OSM
Eastern Africa Tour.
1. Map Kibera (Nairobi, Kenya) - Slum-mapping
2. Where camp @ Africa GIS (Kampala, Uganda)
3. Mapping/ workshop/ community building (Kenya,
OSM/ HOT Ready to partner!
* Framework and methodologies to explore sharing and serving
* Compatible with UNSDI data models
* Large skilled community, tools .. join us!
* Interesting issues to solve within a working “SDI”
* Apply outcomes to operations, training, outreach