Humanitarian OSM Team/History
I've started gathering some of the pre-Haiti HOT moments
Mikel first presents idea of OSM for disaster response at the European Commission JRC GDACS Meeting.
Many starting conversations and meetings with humanitarian technologists, like Michael Graham, Paul Currion, Jon Thompson. Ideas refining.
Met Nigel Woof, MapAction ED. Key humanitarian advisor in formative years of HOT. MapAction became the first user of OSM in humanitarian mapping.
Met Jesse Robbins at Web 2.0 Expo. Discussed Jesse's experiences during Hurricane Katrina, greatly refining the use case for HOT.
First mention of HOT concept in the media. http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/THE-MAZE-MELTDOWN-Map-traffic-sites-racing-for-2562264.php
July 15, 2007
Mikel presents HOT concept at the first State of the Map.
- SOTM. OpenStreetMap. A Disaster Waiting To Happen
Schuyler and Mikel met Nicolas Chavent at GeoNetwork Open Source meeting at FAO in Rome. Idea formed to link UNSDI-t to OSM.
Presented HOT concept with Jesse Robbins at Where 2.0
Tim Waters presents HOT concept at GeOng conference, Chambery
Mikel presents HOT concept at UNGIWG
Tim Waters leads Haiti primary roads import (one year before earthquake)
First "HOT" activation during the Gaza Crisis. Fundraiser to purchase imagery.
Development Seed and Robert Soden gets involved with humanitarian OSM with AfriCover import.
Mikel names Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team. Any humanitarian organization needs a good acronym. What can be better than HOT?!
First public presentation of "Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team" at Soul of the New Machine conference.
First CrisisCamp in Washington DC. Met John Crowley, who asked "what would you do with sub-meter imagery anywhere in the world?". The answer to this question became Imagery to the Crowd.
Camp Roberts experiment, first real test of HOT in humanitarian mapping workflow.
First use of OSM in a humanitarian emergency. MapAction map published.