[HOT] Showcases - What has been done with HOT's effort

Milo van der Linden milo at dogodigi.net
Thu Oct 27 18:56:24 UTC 2016

It makes sense although I am a bit hesitant about HOT Inc. deciding when
and how to 'allow' the use of the name HOT, wouldn't that be a community
matter? Or should those that believe an organizational structure is an
unnecessary addition to HOT leave or 'fork'?

And if so, are any forks in place today? Groups of (unorganized) people
that act like a hottie but do not necessarily support the idea of a HOT Inc?

Kind regards,


2016-10-27 20:47 GMT+02:00 Felix Delattre <felix.delattre at hotosm.org>:

> Generally, everything counts!! But as this is for the website of HOT Inc.,
> I would say the case studies/showcases should at least somehow be connected
> to any initiatives or activations from HOT Inc. The text can then explain
> briefly the connection.
> Let's take the example of Managua. The public transport map there has been
> done by the local community without any help from HOT Inc. nor any
> activation. However HOT Inc. helped then by giving it's name and
> organizational structure in the crowd-funding campaign and that is why
> there has been a connection, which is explained in the text:
> https://hotosm.org/showcase/2016/first_central_american_transit_map
> Does this makes sense?
> Cheers,
> Felix
> On 27/10/16 20:39, Milo van der Linden wrote:
> I assume the things one did without the support of HOT Inc. do not count?
> 2016-10-27 17:11 GMT+02:00 Felix Delattre <felix.delattre at hotosm.org>:
>> Hi Paul,
>> great, that you are going to write a case study!
>> Yes, in the communications working group I've mentioned this some months
>> ago, and I've heard a couple of times that people wanted to outreach to the
>> partners to write such a case study. Until now there hasn't been any input,
>> yet. And that's the reason why I'm asking on this list for more help to get
>> good stories on results made using OSM data improved through HOT's
>> initiatives.
>> Please help out if you have been doing or you are in contact with anybody
>> who has created a cool product/result!
>> BTW, if it would be because of me, I'd make it a (not too tight)
>> condition, that people who use the data for the good, share their success
>> story with us :)
>> Thanks,
>> Felix
>> On 26/10/16 18:28, Paul Uithol wrote:
>> Hi Felix,
>> Great initiative! It's a question I often get, and thus information I
>> have been looking for at times. Will try to write up a convincing case
>> study for MapUganda and Ramani Huria shortly. You probably had a look at
>> the Press/Recognition folder on the drive already (there's an article from
>> the Canadian Armed Forces on Nepal there, Guardian one on MM)? And we
>> could request some of our partners to write up a case study? I know some of
>> them have amazing case studies of OSM data interacting with their field ops
>> (you may already have set this in motion as well ;)
>> best,
>> Paul
>> On 26-10-2016 17:33, Felix Delattre wrote:
>> Dear HOT-community,
>> It is important to show the *outcomes* HOT has leveraged. This helps us
>> for the inspiration of people and organizations about the possibilities of
>> Open Data for humanitarian activities and also for our fund-raising efforts.
>> We usually communicate results as news on the website, such as statistics
>> of activations (how many mappers participated, how much data was collected,
>> what extend was mapped, how many people effected, ...) and this is good!
>> But we also want to show *tangible outcomes*, to answer the questions,
>> what this data has been used for. Especially our partners, or communities
>> that used the collected open data to produce impacts and products based on
>> the data. Therefore I've created a showcases section on the website:
>> https://hotosm.org/showcases
>> Unfortunately there aren't a lot of good examples, yet, and I'd like to
>> invite everybody who has a story to share to contribute to this effort.
>> Once we have good content there I'll link the showcases to be visible on
>> the website's general pages.
>> If you have an account on the website (which you should have as a HOT
>> member) you can add a new showcase by visiting this link:
>> https://hotosm.org/node/add/showcase
>> In case you don't have the permissions to do so, or you don't have an
>> account but want to contribute with a showcase, please write me in private.
>> Please try to make it short, visual (pictures!) and convincing.
>> Thank you!
>> Best,
>> Felix
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