Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Mapping Party

CDMPS hosted a humanitarian mapping event in collaboration with the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and Spatial@Melbourne.

The event was in response to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT; call for help to map three natural disasters in 2017; Hurricane Irma, Mexico earthquake and Bangladesh Floods. The immense data generated by the HOT community is used to understand the damage to infrastructure and number of people affected. This information was used to improve relief efforts.