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

Tyler Radford tyler.radford at hotosm.org
Thu Oct 27 19:24:06 UTC 2016

Hi Milo, we're looking to showcase good work that has had a demonstrated
positive impact from across our community (whether HOT staff, voting
member, community member/local OSM community leader, etc.). We took the
same approach for our annual report -- some of the projects featured were
volunteer-run and not funded by HOT (see for example Zambia
https://hotosm.org/annual_report )

So feel free to add ideas! As Felix mentioned, the key is humanitarian or
socio-economic development impact using map data in line with our mission.


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On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Milo van der Linden <milo at dogodigi.net>

> 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,
> Milo
> 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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