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

john whelan jwhelan0112 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 27 19:52:32 UTC 2016

Whilst I think about it how about highlighting some of the more mundane
parts of HOT / OSM, although we map for disasters we also do missing maps
etc.  What we leave behind in theory is a working map.  I'm sure there are
studies that can show these bring a positive economic benefit to the local
population.  One that is not open to corruption.

Also we are introducing a number of people into the world of GIS.  I assume
also there are economic and other benefits from this as well.  You never
know we might even inspire a few people to become programmers and to set up
networks etc with attendant side benefits.

Cheerio John

On 27 October 2016 at 15:38, john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Perhaps there is a perception thing that needs addressing.  We don't all
> live in the US for a start.
> To me there are two parts to HOT mapping, the first is to drop some basic
> mapping in from imagery.  The second is to develop capacity in the local
> community for OpenStreetMap mapping.  Perhaps we should be highlighting
> more local community involvement which means giving a slot or two in the
> high priority to local mapping groups rather than dumping a thousand
> area=yes squiggles in the map and running off.
> Yes I'm grumpy today and my fingers are tired from adding lots of tags.
> Cheerio John
> On 27 October 2016 at 15:24, Tyler Radford <tyler.radford at hotosm.org>
> wrote:
>> 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.
>> Best
>> Tyler
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>> Executive Director
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>> On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 2:56 PM, Milo van der Linden <milo at dogodigi.net>
>> wrote:
>>> 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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