[HOT] Communications Outreach
mhairi.ohara at hotosm.org
Fri Feb 27 01:38:59 UTC 2015
I also agree in regards to doing a TED talk about HOT and MissingMaps, or
any of the ongoing projects for that matter. Almost all my friends watch
TED talks, and a huge number of them are not involved with mapping,
humanitarian work or open source projects, but I know a lot of them would
watch the video if it was available.
It's a great way to reach out to non-specialists that might have never
heard of HOT or GIS in general, but are curious. Well curious enough to
watch a video at their finger tips, but not curious enough to search
designated sites, forums, or blogs related to crowd sourced mapping. There
is currently a massive hype around TED talks and we should use it to spread
the word to the general public!
On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 11:38 PM, Mike Thompson <miketho16 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have watched a lot of TED talks online, and I think that HOT and
> MissingMaps are ideal topics for TED, and it would be great exposure for
> the projects.
> On Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 6:53 AM, Anders Anker-Rasch <anders at anker-rasch.no
> > wrote:
>> I'm surprised that a TED-talk about HOT, or MissingMaps for that matter, hasn't been done already. Definitely about time to draw more attention to the worldwide effort. The smaller TEDx (independently organized events) should be targeted with presentations, as they are probably easier to get into.
>> I do short presentations about the concept of HOT / MissingMaps every 14 days now for our group of Engineers Without Borders, and the potential for growth in both supporters and new mappers are enormous.
>> mvh/best regards,
>> Anders Anker-Rasch
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>> Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 08:06:38 -0700
>> From: Russell Deffner <russell.deffner at hotosm.org>
>> To: "'Mike Thompson'" <miketho16 at gmail.com>
>> Cc: 'communications' <communications at hotosm.org>, 'hot'
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>> Hi Mike,
>> Actually yes, several HOTties (that I know of) have done radio and other new interviews over the last several years and probably many more that I don’t know about. Not sure all ‘the good ones’ are all linked, but a good place to do so is: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Hot#HOT_in_the_Media
>> I also heard Steve’s interview and thought it was great, but as you probably noticed the interviewer was driving the conversation (as well as getting random callers to ask questions, which I thought Steve did a wonderful job not knowing what might be asked). But, for now, the communication wg is more about helping us (HOT) drive the conversation, on that same wiki-page linked above (our main one) there are also slide-share and other material for anyone looking to build a TED talk type presentation – although I don’t think anyone has actually done an actual TED talk about HOT or even OSM for that matter. But at least Kate and myself in the working group have done presentations about HOT before, so we’d be happy to help folks prepare and/or look for opportunities although the wg priorities are first just setting up some basic groundwork for communication in general.
>> Thanks for the input!
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