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

Mikel Maron mikel_maron at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 15 18:22:29 GMT 2011


Just a reminder, please join us tomorrow for a conference call update and 
discussion for HOT. Details below.


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

From: Mikel Maron <mikel_maron at yahoo.com>
To: hot at openstreetmap.org
Sent: Tue, February 8, 2011 12:00:38 PM
Subject: Please join! HOT conference call, February 16 12pm EST

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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