Humanitarian OSM Team/Working groups/Activation

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The HOT Activation Working Group focuses on developing and proposing procedures, workflows, tools, and other items for management of HOT's disaster (or, crisis) mapping. We collaborate with the goals to increase participation in mapping and activation coordination, supporting local OSM communities during disasters, and connect with the humanitarian stakeholders to better meet their needs and make the data most useful and easy to use. During activations (or, disaster mapping) this group also serves as a place for those involved to discuss, coordinate and plan. Everyone is encouraged to become involved; especially if you want to contribute to coordinating disaster mapping during a crisis - this is the group for you!

How to Get Involved

  • Review our Terms of Reference (ToR)
  • Inform us of events, or otherwise, email us at: Activation @
  • The quickest way to get involved in HOT Disaster Mapping is to join the #disaster-mapping channel on the HOT Slack
  • Or, attend the next meeting...

Meeting agenda and minutes/IRC logs

Next Meeting: Check the Working Group Calendar
AWG Trello Board: HOT Activation WG Trello - this board is used for our meeting agenda, and summary.

Previous Meetings:

(After May 2016 notes/minutes were moved to Trello, see above)

Activation Coordination

Another way to get involved is to take the Activation Training courses and volunteer to participate in Disaster Mapping coordination.
Additional information can be found on the HOT website

Current work

Activation Protocol

Activation Training

Previous Work

  • A specific Hackpad was used during the creation of the working group for everyone to share her/his thoughts on all things this group should address.
  • Early Activation Process development was done at this wiki-page /Template.
  • Further work on HOT activation procedures (including some yet to be used/incorporated processes such as imagery coordination)