[HOT] Are there any detailed reports or research on the utilization of HOT maps on the ground?

Andrew Buck andrew.r.buck at gmail.com
Sat Nov 1 13:16:14 UTC 2014

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There is also this report from CartONG:


That page is just a short summary, there is a link to the full PDF on
the bottom of the page.

- -AndrewBuck

On 10/31/2014 08:25 PM, Kate Chapman wrote:
> Hi Gideon,
> Certainly it helps to have examples. There are a couple reports
> that might be of interest from the World Bank and the 2nd one is
> the World Bank and University College London.
> Open Data for Resilience Initiative: Field Guide: 
> https://www.gfdrr.org/ODRIFG Crowdsourcing Geographic Information
> Use in Government: http://crowdgov.wordpress.com/report/
> Best,
> -Kate
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2014 at 7:39 PM, Blake Girardot
> <bgirardot at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am not really sure what you are saying when you say: "Is there
>> more than "The maps helped a lot!""
>> I think feedback like that from the groups that use the data we
>> generate are very convincing that the mapping we do helps on the
>> ground. Further, for me it is very informative that these same
>> humanitarian groups do ask the HOT specifically to do mapping for
>> them. I do not think they would ask us if they did not feel it
>> helped them.
>> Also, there is a somewhat different scope of the HOT mapping that
>> is about empowering local communities outside of immediate
>> crises.
>> Best wishes, Blake
>> On 10/31/2014 1:25 PM, Gideon Hartmann wrote:
>>> Hey mappers,
>>> whenever I tell friends about the HOT projects, I get a lot of
>>> sceptic responses. Most people don't see the importance of our
>>> maps and there are even voices saying it is much more something
>>> to keep mappers occupied than actual help. If I go deeper into
>>> online research on the impact of HOT, I can find some opinions
>>> here and there, but these are mostly very vague and based on
>>> few people's opinions. Is there more than "The maps helped a
>>> lot!" or "The maps could help in case xxx..." anywhere? Are
>>> there any quantitative data sets or any scientifically
>>> executed interviews?
>>> Keep mapping!
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