[HOT] Google Summer of Code 2015 Ideas

Cristiano Giovando cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org
Tue Feb 10 00:45:32 UTC 2015

Hello HOTties!

We are planning to apply for Google Summer of Code (GSoC) [0] as a
mentoring organization and we need your input for ideas to propose.
GSoC is a program that sponsors students to write code for open source
projects. Most college students anywhere in the world are eligible to
participate, they get paid for their work and the time spent on
projects may count as university course credit.

Here are some topics that I thought could be relevant to HOT:

- open source geospatial plugins for humanitarian response
- development of Open Aerial Map [1]
- spatial ETL, improvements to export tools [2]
- mapping coordination platforms [3]
- humanitarian/OSM version of OSGeo Live
- map rendering based on the Humanitarian Data Model
- mobile field mapping applications

We may be collaborating with other organizations like OSGeo or OSM on
some of the projects, but if you specific HOT ideas, please let us

We started the application document here [4] and we are coordinating
over at the Technical Working Group list[5]. If you would like to help
out with the application, please join the TWG.



[0] https://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/homepage/google/gsoc2015
[1] https://github.com/hotosm/OpenAerialMap
[2] http://export.hotosm.org
[3] http://tasks.hotosm.org
[4] https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WCPF_cSfIwIPB_KbFKaduyk6iQFrRpFAP4GnqXhtyQ0/edit#
[5] https://groups.google.com/a/hotosm.org/forum/?hl=en#!forum/techwg

Cristiano Giovando
Technical Project Manager
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
cristiano.giovando at hotosm.org

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