Hurricane Irma – Rebecca Firth: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team
In this special edition of Everyday Geo, I visit with Rebecca Firth who is the Community and Partnerships Manager for the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team; HOT for short. This is a group that needs YOU!! Either your mapping skills or translation skills or even a donation. They are furiously working and preparing for hurricane Irma that has hit the Caribbean, Cuba and soon Florida. They are also working on the recent 8+ earthquake that hit Mexico this week.
We discuss the mission of the group, the needs of the group and how YOU can help!! They offer free training on using OpenStreetMaps and the methods they use for mapping various projects. You can even donate on their website if you cannot help with mapping or other tasks. Check out their website and follow them on Twitter for the latest info and needs.
Please share this interview with as many Everyday Geo users out there that you may know… even if you don’t listen to any other podcast here (but you should) it is important that word get out so that folks can be helped in this time of need.
HOTOSM site: https://www.hotosm.org/
Mapping tasks for beginners: http://tasks.hotosm.org/
Advance mapping tasks for Florida – Get in touch with the OpenStreetMap US team on Slack: https://osmus-slack.herokuapp.com
You can also donate at: https://www.hotosm.org/donate