Humanitarian OSM Team/Working groups

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Currently the working groups are in the process of being rebooted. Each lead will schedule with the community for the the first meeting. During that first meeting the participants will come up with a Terms of Reference for the working group which will be presented to the board.

Current Working Groups


  • Facilitators: Severin Menard,
  • This group is tasked with developing and/or proposing procedures, monitoring, tools, and/or other recommendations for management of HOT activation's, how to expand them, make more people participating actively into them, including local OSM communities, connect with the humanitarian stakeholders and their needs, make the data completely useful and more easy to use.
Interested Individuals


  • Facilitator: Kate Chapman
  • This group works on improving the communications of HOT.
Interested Individuals


  • Lead: Heather Leson
  • This group works to engage and foster the growth of the global HOT community.
Interested Individuals


  • Lead: Heather Leson
  • In order to remain a reliable force in non-traditional humanitarian response there is a need for sustainable funding for HOT. This working group recommends fundraising strategies and goals to the HOT board.
Interested Individuals


  • Lead: Jaakko Helleranta
  • This group is charged with governance aspects of HOT, such as bylaw reviews.
Interested Individuals


  • Lead: Dražen Odobašić
  • The HOT Technical Working Group discusses the current status, coordination possibilities, and priorities for tool development, and for hosting and operations aspects of HOT tools
  • Board Rep: Mikel Maron
Interested Individuals


  • Facilitator: Claire Halleux
  • Much of what HOT does involves training others how to contribute to and use OpenStreetMap. The training group organizes training materials and events as it sees fit.
  • First meeting was | Feb 2nd 2012 1pm GMT. The training group is going to meet again from August 2014.
Interested Individuals

Working Groups Currently Dormant

Note: These working groups have been active in the past, it doesn't mean they won't be active during the future. At the moment though there are no current meetings or plans to schedule meetings.