Crowdsourcing mapping data to help save and improve lives.
USAID, Global Fund for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), SwissRE Foundation
There is a global data gap for map data, billions of people live in parts of the world that are unmapped. Without representation on a map, many are not counted, not included, and not consulted. The HOT Tasking Manager is a tool to divide the world into tiny grids, each mappable by volunteers around the world, at any time, thus contributing to building a more robust map of the world.
Tasking Manager is used to crowdsource mapping data for areas around the world where data is needed to help save or improve lives.
Tasking Manager opens opportunities for HOT Regional Hubs to engage with digitally illiterate people and communities with limited connectivity and enables local organizing and communities to coordinate mapping and make sure they are present on the map, particularly underrepresented groups from remote areas.
HOT has 94 priority countries, however, projects in Tasking Manager are established any time there is a request or humanitarian need. As such, the Tasking Manager is not assigned to one specific country or region. It thrives to improve map data anywhere gaps in information are identified.