[HOT] Volunteering

Mark Cupitt markcupitt at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 02:08:26 UTC 2015

Hi Saul, welcome to HOT

As you know, our mission is all about mapping for Humanitarian responses
and we have a large of activities where you can contribute.

The best place to start is at http://LearnOsm.org to get you up to speed
with OpenStreetMap, Tagging schemes, editors, etc

We work primarily through a tasking manager http://tasks,hotosm..org. This
allows you to get involved in a mapping activity of your choice. Simply
put, the Task manager provides you the ability to choose a task and a small
square of the task to map, and also supplies you with details on the
Imagery, Licensing, Attributions needed and exactly what to map, often via
a specific Wiki Page dedicated to the activity.

You are welcome to ask specific questions about a Task on this list.

If you are an IRC User, (http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/IRC) there is a
permanently open channel where a lot of experienced mappers lurk and they
are always willing to answer questions. The actual channel is at
#hot <irc://irc.oftc.net/hot>

We all started mapping the same way as you are, so we all understand that
every question is a good one, so feel free to ask.

Best Regards

Mark Cupitt

"If we change the world, let it bear the mark of our intelligence"

See me on Open StreetMap <https://www.openstreetmap.org/user/Mark_Cupitt>

On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:44 AM, Saul Karamesines <saul.karamesines at gmail.com
> wrote:

> Hello,
> My name is Saul Karamesines. I'm a student of Environmental Studies at
> Utah State University. As part of one my curriculum, my Environmental
> Nonprofit and Volunteer Management class requires volunteer work. I learned
> of your organization from a previous GIS class, and I find your mission
> interesting so I would like to volunteer with you. I have experience with
> ArcGIS from my GIS class, and I've begun to learn OpenStreetMap's iD editor.
> How do I begin working for HOT? Is there a process I need to go through?
> How may I best be of service?
> Thank you in advance,
> Saul Karamesines
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