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.


Initiatives in Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team


Leave No One Behind Data Collaborative

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
Strengthening disaggregated data to help ensure that groups traditionally marginalized from development progress, are included.

API Highways

Resources Available
Providing easy access to SDG-relevant data for visualizations and applications that can guide decision-making.

Data Roadmaps

GPSDD Initiated | Resources Available
Data roadmaps support countries in developing and implementing multi-stakeholder data ecosystems for sustainable development.

Data4SDGs Toolbox

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Data4SDGs Toolbox is a set of tools, methods, and resources to help countries create and implement holistic data roadmaps for sustainable development.

Citizen-Generated Data Task Team

GPSDD Initiated | Looking for Partners | Resources Available
The Citizen-Generated Data Task team works to produce recommendations on what types of CGD initiatives are best suited to different purposes; to produce guidance on how to navigate and engage with different types of CGD initiatives; and to provide a forum to share experiences, challenges, and learning related to CGD.

News about Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

January 30, 2017

Recap of the UN World Data Forum: Using OpenStreetMap for the Sustainable Development Goals

Rebecca Firth recapitulates her experience at the first United Nations World Data Forum and shares the work the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team is doing with its partners towards achieving the SDGs.
January 30, 2016

Data Visualization for Action and Decision Making

Within the unique context of the United Nations World Data Forum, the Global Partnership organized a session on data visualizations to support the 2030 Agenda.

Resources contributed by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

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