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Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

An international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping.

Hi there πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOTOSM)!

β˜€οΈ About HOTOSM

We are dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. We work together to provide map data which revolutionises disaster management, reduces risks, and contributes to achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Check our website.

🌞 About HOT Tech and Innovation

We aim to create and nurture just tech to amplify connections between human[itarian] needs and open map data. We have a core tech team, but we rely on YOU for contributions and collaborations to make all this magic happen!

🌈 How to Contribute

As with any open source community, there are many projects and tools that we are working on at the same time. You can see that reflected in the number of repositories we have. How to get started:

  1. Check the 6 pinned repositories below- these are our current open source projects we are actively working on
  2. Check the README file - you will see a reference to a product roadmap for the year that will give you an indication of the work we are doing
  3. Read the contributing guidelines for each repo - we would advise starting with any issues labelled Good First Issue

Please also check the HOT Tech Docs. It is primarily intended for a software development audience.

If you are just beginning your open source contributor journey, then start by watching this comprehensive Github Guide to HOTOSM!

Still unsure where to start your contributor journey, reach to our Networks and Engagement Lead (tech community)- Petya

πŸ“‘ Useful resources

Join the HOT Tech and Innovation Working Group- a welcoming and inclusive open space to connect, contribute, collaborate, innovate and share ideas for geospatial tech for humanitarian purposes! Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 10:00 and 18:00UTC!

Join the HOTOSM Slack workspace. The main channel for any tech discussions is #geospatial-tech-and-innovation. Other relevant tech Slack channels you might be interested in joining: #imagery-coord #openaerialmap #local-imagery (NEW - 2023! Incl. drone imagery) #tasking-manager #tasking-manager-testing #tasking-manager-alert #fmtm-field-pilots (Field Mapping Tasking Manager) #export-tool #osmcha #machine-learning #starter-issues #mobile


  1. tasking-manager tasking-manager Public

    Tasking Manager - The tool to team up for mapping in OpenStreetMap

    JavaScript 494 264

  2. OpenAerialMap OpenAerialMap Public

    OpenAerialMap is an open service to provide access to a commons of openly licensed imagery and map layer services.

    239 31

  3. osm-export-tool osm-export-tool Public

    Web service to download customised OSM data in various file formats

    JavaScript 139 44

  4. fmtm fmtm Public

    Field Mapping Tasking Manager - coordinated field mapping.

    TypeScript 39 44

  5. osm-fieldwork osm-fieldwork Public

    Processing field data from ODK to OpenStreetMap format, and other field data collection utils.

    Python 14 81

  6. fAIr fAIr Public

    AI Assisted Mapping

    Jupyter Notebook 67 57


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