Maps connect us and tell stories. On Thursday, September 22, 2016, the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team will convene for our 2nd annual HOT Summit in Brussels on the eve of the State of the Map conference. Both events celebrate OpenStreetMap and the community.
Top 5 Reasons to be at the HOT Summit
1. Leaders will share their map stories from around the globe
Check out the amazing programme of speakers from Indonesia, Canada, US, Tanzania and more.
(Photo by Mhairi O’hara at the HOT Activation Workshop, Jakarta 2015)
2. Meet and build HOT and OSM together
The map is bigger than one individual. It is a community, a network of networks.
3. Provide input into HOT’s future strategic planning
We are 6 year’s young and so much to do. Give us advice, take a task, share your experience, express your opinion. We will have many conversations and coffee conversations about the future of HOT. Help us co-create this strategy.
(Image credit- Road by BraveBros. from the Noun Project)
4. Learn new skills from peers
The talent in this community to teach each other is amazing. Having an in person space to learn, ask questions, grab a side table to map makes the HOT Summit a space for everyone. Just ask. I am sure that we will find someone who can answer your questions or even learn a thing or two from you!
(Photo for the Nepal Earthquake response by Gopinath Parayil)
5. Have fun mapping for change with your new friends
A few of the HOT community attended the World Humanitarian Summit. Many of us had not met before in person. Times of laughter and solidarity make all the difference.
(photo for WHS 2016 using Heather’s phone)
Why join us?
How can we get to the next million participants creating the largest open map? How can improve everyone’s experience from novice to advanced? What are some of the project highlights from around the world?
Achieving our mission to help humanitarians and economic development with OpenStreetMap means widening the circle. Sure, we will talk fine details about mapping, but there is space for everyone to explore and contribute. Even if you are not a ‘mapper’, but are curious about open source and open mapping, then join us. We aim to improve the map and grow the global community. Over the past months, our team has been demonstrating how HOT can help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and help humanitarians with Missing Maps. This action packed day has tickets available for 66.24Euro. (Register today!)