[HOT] A new, very good, article about HOT from Fast Company

Christian Ledermann christian.ledermann at gmail.com
Thu Oct 23 08:20:40 UTC 2014

very good article indeed :-)
I particularly like the quote:

“Google's business model is selling advertising, so it's simply the
business case,” says Andrew Buck, a volunteer coordinator with the
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). “Starbucks isn't paying for
Google to advertise over there so there's very little incentive for
Google to improve its maps.”

On 22 October 2014 17:18, Andrew Buck <andrew.r.buck at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hey everyone,
> Just wanted to share this link to a particularly well written article
> about the HOT ebola response so far.
> http://www.fastcolabs.com/3037350/elasticity/inside-the-crowdsourced-map-project-that-is-helping-contain-the-ebola-epidemic
> Pierre and I did interviews with Jay Cassano, the author of the piece,
> last week and it was published today.
> Thanks to everyone who has volunteered on the mapping so far.  Without
> your mapping contributions, articles like this don't get written, and
> HOT does not grow.
> - -AndrewBuck
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Best Regards,

Christian Ledermann

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