Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development.
Free, up-to-date maps are a critical resource when relief organizations are responding to disasters or political crises. HOT creates and provides those maps.
Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data
HOT commits to enabling more people living in the most vulnerable and least developed countries to map the places they live; collecting micro-level geospatial data together with residents, intentionally including both genders in the process, and making the resulting data openly and freely available through OpenStreetMap to the maximum extent possible. Through this process, HOT commits to providing training and generating data sets that will directly contribute to several of the goals, enable data-driven decision making, and allow real-time monitoring and evaluation of SDG progress.