[HOT] One example of the importance of your work

Blake Girardot HOT/OSM blake.girardot at hotosm.org
Tue Oct 4 19:52:47 UTC 2016

Dear Friends,

As some of you may know Dale Kunce is the Vice President of HOT's
Board of Directors, but his real job is as the International GIS Team
Lead for the American Red Cross which is currently responding along
side the Haiti Red Cross Society after Hurricane Matthew.

Dale was quoted earlier today in a Missing Maps email and had this to
say about the importance of OSM map data, and the importance of your

"The data is critical to help us identify those in need, plan and
carry out relief efforts over the next few days. It will also help
with the long term recovery of the area to build back better, and to
help treat and stave off potential effects of waterborne diseases like
cholera."  --Dale Kunce

This is why your mapping is so important, we say it often, but we can
not say it enough: Your mapping makes are real difference to the
people on the ground, both those providing relief and those suffering
through this crisis.

Thank you so much for your contributions, every little bit helps more
than you will ever know.

Blake Girardot
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
President, HOT Board of Directors
skype: jblakegirardot
HOT Core Team Contact: info at hotosm.org

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