Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Weeks
HNPW 2024 (29 April - 10 May 2024)

Session title: Open data applicability and protection in high risk contexts in OpenStreetMap
25 Apr 23 14:00-15:30   (Salle 16)

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) works to promote the use of open spatial data in humanitarian disaster response, in recovery and in development settings. Sometimes areas of the highest need of information are at high risk due to ongoing and prolonged conflict, which can be exacerbated further by climate factors. Over the last year, HOT has worked with local communities in navigating the risks and special considerations it takes to identify and map (or not map) sometimes sensitive data and information. This session will review 3 recent case studies in Somalia, Ukraine, and Syria. We will also run through a short workshop on a spatial data protection review process we’ve been piloting.


Paul Uithol, Data Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Jessie Pechmann, Global GIS Manager, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Cornelia Scholz, GIS Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre

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