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

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 8 20:28:39 GMT 2011

Yes UCT-5 ... Eastern Standard Time, East Coast US.

 == Mikel Maron ==
+254(0)724899738 @mikel s:mikelmaron

From: Milo van der Linden <milo at dogodigi.net>
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Tue, February 8, 2011 2:01:42 PM
Subject: Re: [HOT] Please join! HOT conference call, February 16 12pm EST

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 
> 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 
>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
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>HOT at openstreetmap.org
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