[HOT] One quick report from the HOT Summit

Blake Girardot bgirardot at gmail.com
Sun May 3 21:41:37 UTC 2015

Hi Everyone,

Sitting here in the airport waiting to get back home after the HOT
Summit 2015 I had some time to reflect on the Summit and the one thing
that I wanted to share with everyone as soon as possible in light of
the Nepal activation is how much good will there is toward HOT and OSM
in the larger humanitarian world.

Our community and our work is very appreciated and OSM maps are the
defacto base map for many major humanitarian and government
organizations around the world for a variety of reasons.

The work we and the larger OSM community do is making a difference in
events like this.

We received feedback on things we can improve and a major, complicated
event like Nepal continues to teach us lessons for the future. But
over all, the general attitude was that HOT and OSM are doing world
changing work and none of it would be possible without you.

I just wanted to pass that along and I wish you could have all been
there to hear it too.

Thank you all for making such a difference!


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