[HOT] COVID-19 Response Update

Russell Deffner russell.deffner at hotosm.org
Fri Jun 26 07:55:00 UTC 2020

Greetings HOT Community,

We are quickly approaching 100 days since HOT officially activated for the
coronavirus pandemic; of course that was some time after the virus began to
take its course. However, since then we have made some amazing progress
mapping those areas which local communities or partner organizations have
requested help.

In total 199 projects have been created! That's a total of roughly 124,000
square kilometers and almost 82,000 tasks! Of which 87% has been mapped and
61% has been validated; with 44 projects being completely mapped,
validated, archived and the data delivered to the requesting organization
for use in the fight against COVID-19.

Very impressive work! However, as the virus is not done with us yet, we are
far from being done with the mapping. Just this week we got several more
requests and several of our microgrant recipients have now launched;
therefore... more projects, area and tasks will be added to those totals
soon. So we will still need your help - as mappers, as validators, as
working group members and general volunteers.

Want to map? Head to tasks.hotosm.org and select the highest priority COVID
project available to you. Validators - also, please stick to the highest
priority project(s) so we can try to get them 100% complete and archived.
Want to help in other ways, head to https://bit.ly/HOTWG this is where you
will find all the active Working Groups. The Activation Working Group is
the most focused on Disasters, but find the group that fits your interest,
each group contributes in various ways to our ability to provide maps for
humanitarian aid and development work around the globe.


Russell Deffner
Russell.Deffner at hotosm.org
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
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