[HOT] Please join! HOT conference call, February 16 12pm EST

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Tue Feb 8 20:01:42 GMT 2011

Great initiative!

One questions, just to make sure: according to
http://www.timeanddate.com/library/abbreviations/timezones/ there are
basically two EST time zones; one of them being UTC -5 hours. I assume this
one is correct, but there is also a EST listed as UTC +10 hours for
Australia. Can you please confirm that the UTC -5 hours is correct?

For now I have added 18:00 Europe/Amsterdam to my agenda and I will do my
absolute best to be present in the meeting!

Good luck organising!

Milo (miblon)

2011/2/8 Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>

> Hello all,
> It's been an amazing year for OpenStreetMap and the H.O.T. community. We've
> supported humanitarian efforts and built capacities on every continent.
> Starting this month, there are almost 40 Haitians working on OSM full-time
> supporting the cholera response as the result of efforts by the community.
> We've incorporated HOT as a formal organization and are in the final stretch
> of obtaining 501c3 certification. Thanks to a partnership with SPOT we have
> increased access to raw imagery and there are ongoing conversations with a
> few other providers that will hopefully provide an even greater range of
> options soon. But there's a lot of work left to be done. Many goals which
> we've set out for ourselves that we haven't yet reached. The great news is
> that there are a lot of people who would like to be more involved.
> A few of us thought an open conference call would let members of the
> community share what they've been working on, prioritize a few projects that
> could use some extra hands, and find some general consensus on how to best
> move forward.
> Here's a draft agenda. Please use this wiki page [
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/w/index.php?title=Humanitarian_OSM_Team/February2011ConfCall]
> to add items or make comments/suggestions.
> - Update on Haiti
> - Other Responses (Colombia, Pakistan, Cote d'Ivoire, Brazil)
> - SPOT and other imagery providers
> - The Humanitarian Data Model, ETL Services, and Symbology
> - Website, help with design and content needed
> - The HOT Wiki pages, need updating
> - Documentation and Training Materials need review and translation
> - Activation Protocols for coordination and interacting with other
> responders
> - Simulation/Training Sessions. Review of previous (MapAction, Standby Task
> Force, Camp Roberts), and further possibilities.
> - Technical Needs, there are many coding opportunities (Collaboration
> tools. Toolkits for setting up wiki pages in activation. Tasking server.
> Imagery portioner. Mobile data collection. Mapsomatic customization)
> The call will be on Wednesday, February 16th at 12:00pm EST. The call-in
> line is provided by CrisisCommons; details to call in are posted to
> http://wiki.crisiscommons.org/wiki/Telephone_Bridge.
> We will also have open a back channel on irc.oftc.net, #hot. Since we
> could be a large group on the call, direct questions and comments there and
> the facilitator on the call will bring you into the phone discussion.
> Your pals,
> Mikel, Nicolas, Kate, Dane and Robert (HOT Board)
> == Mikel Maron ==
> +254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron
> http://mapkibera.org/
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/index.php/Haiti
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