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Hootenanny, new software to enhance crowdsourced mapping

The new toolkit Hootenanny is based on the open architecture of OpenStreetMap (Image: OpenStreetMap)

The US National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and DigitalGlobe have jointly released Hootenanny, a new open source project to enhance the way crowdsourced mapping influence geospatial big data analytics.

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Mon, 20/07/2015 - 10:36

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ADB to train officials in Philippines and Bangladesh on satellite-based tools

Damages caused by Typhoon Haiyan in Philippines in 2013 (Image: Eoghan Rice - Trócaire / Caritas)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will train government and community officials as well as volunteers in the Philippines and Bangladesh in the use of satellite-based tools to face natural disasters.

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Fri, 24/04/2015 - 09:44

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Missing Maps Project: Mapping the most vulnerable places in the world

Red Cross members Use OpenStreetMap After Typhoon Haiyan in the Philliphines

On 4 November 2014 the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) in collaboration with Doctors Without Borders UK and the American and British Red Cross announced the opening of the Missing Maps Project.

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Thu, 13/11/2014 - 08:56
Thu, 11/13/2014

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Crowdsource Mapping: HOT reboots OpenAerialMap project

Visualization of the OpenAerialMap concept

In 2007, the crowdsource mapping community OpenStreetMap launched a project called "OpenAerialMap" (OAM). Due to several challenges, such as scaling the hosting and licensing, the project was shot down after a year. Now, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) launched a new attempt of the project.

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Wed, 09/07/2014 - 10:35
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Relief efforts in Philippines: satellite data used for crowdsource mapping

Relief workers continue struggling to reach some of the most devastated regions

More than 900 volunteers are helping in the recovery efforts in Philippines by collaborating on online maps, through the OpenStreetMap network. The method uses

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Wed, 27/11/2013 - 10:02

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HOT: Demonstrating the usefulness of spatial data to partners

For UN-SPIDER's work, one of the core challenges is to demonstrate the usefulness and effectiveness of

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Wed, 20/02/2013 - 11:53
Wed, 02/20/2013

UN-SPIDER Newsletter 2/12: Crowdsource Mapping

Issue Date: 

Tue, 02/10/2012
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Crowdsource Mapping aims at an improved

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UN-SPIDER Newsletter on Crowdsource Mapping

6th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference - State of the Map 2012

This is event is available for participation on an ongoing basis
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From the 6th to the 8th of September 2012, the City of Tokyo will host the 6th Annual International OpenStreetMap Conference, State of the Map 2012 Conference (SotM 2012) that will gather a worldwide group of 250 participants.

The Conference will include presentations and workshops in the field of OpenStreetMAp, from mapping to coding to campaigning.

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06/09/2012 to 08/09/2012

Registration Deadline: 

Thu, 31/05/2012

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Tokyo

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Convention Hall, Komaba II Campus of the University of Tokyo

Event Organisers: 

The State of the Map (SotM) organizing committee

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How space technology aids a flood response

BANGKOK, 11 October 2011 (IRIN) - As residents across flood-ravaged Southeast Asia look up to the skies and brace for more rain, satellites 35,800km away are looking down on them.

Space technology has become a critical tool in protecting people from disasters in countries such as Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, where more than 6.5 million people have been affected by recent flooding and at least 500 have died.

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Tue, 11/10/2011 - 16:29

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OpenStreetMap’s New Micro-Tasking Platform for Satellite Imagery Tracing

The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team’s (HOT) response to Haiti remains one of the most remarkable examples of what’s possible when volunteers, open source software and open data intersect.

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Wed, 07/09/2011 - 16:33

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