OpenStreetMap for Disaster Response and Preparedness
Over a billion people around the world are not represented on any map – their homes, places of work, even their entire town or village, are missing. Many of these people are also the same 200 million impacted by disasters each year. When a disaster strikes, maps are critical to ensuring that the right resources reach the right people, at the right time. When not represented on a map, people are at risk of not being located by emergency responders or receiving critical public services. Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an international NGO and community of over 200,000 volunteers around the world leveraging open data to close this gap. With the power of OpenStreetMap and open data, HOT's mission is to ensure that everyone is counted, that map data is accessible and used in decisions that save and improve lives, and most importantly, that everyone can engage and contribute to the map.
This presentation will cover how global remote volunteers and local community mappers are changing the way data is collected and how OpenStreetMap is used across several use cases. These include the Hurricane Maria response for Puerto Rico, flood resiliency mapping in Indonesia and Tanzania, and the current COVID-19 response across the globe. These use cases will include lessons learned and showcase how other communities and organizations can adopt OpenStreetMap and community-based mapping. In conclusion, information will be provided on how participants can contribute directly to OpenStreetMap and HOT's work, including the active COVID-19 response in countries such as Peru and Botswana.
About The Speaker:
Jess Beutler is the Global Programs Manager with Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). Jess provides support to HOT field programs around the world for training, GIS, and managing field operations. She has worked on the ground in Liberia, Tanzania, Uganda, Botswana, and Guatemala, as well as supporting other projects remotely across sub-Saharan Africa, southeast Asia, and the Caribbean. Prior to working with HOT, Jess worked in academic research, government, and NGO settings to improve relations between marginalized communities and government agencies over environmental and land use issues, largely through the use of participatory mapping.
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