[HOT] Impact of OSM/HOT in Humanitarian Aid / Economic Development

seike at posteo.de seike at posteo.de
Thu Jun 9 07:24:46 UTC 2016

Hi John,

you're right, it's difficult to evaluate the impact since the data can 
be used afterwards in so many different ways. But what I'm interested in 
is the initial phase, like e.g. if MSF or USAID are implementing mapping 
activities together with HOT, what is the outcome of these projects? For 
what are they using the data excatly, how do they implement it in their 
workflow and so on.

To evaluate the education side of the local contributers would be also 
kinda interesting to see


Stefan (seike_)

Am 09.06.2016 00:00 schrieb john whelan:
> I think part of the problem for this is the multiple uses made of OSM
> maps. They might be mapped by one group but used by another and some
> charities using them are very small and how would you measure this?
> Including the education side of having locals contribute to the map?
> Cheerio John
> On 8 Jun 2016 5:18 p.m., "Stefan Eikenbusch" <seike at posteo.de> wrote:
>> Hello HOT-Community
>> I’m wondering if there are any papers dealing with the evaluation
>> of using Open Data (especially OSM) for humanitarian aid, DRR and/or
>> economic development?
>> Are there any plans to evaluate HOT-Activations like e.g. in Nepal,
>> Ecuador, etc. and it’s impact on the local work for humanitarian
>> aid workers? I think this could be kinda interesting also for new
>> mappers to know how the data is being used.
>> Greetings,
>> Stefan (seike_)
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