As the end of year holiday season draws closer it is a natural time to reflect on how things went. Despite the difficult economic headwinds we - thanks to our many loyal customers - have been able to continue on our mission of helping make open data easier to use.
I am thus very pleased to announce that we are able to - for the 6th year in a row - continue our tradition of an annual finanical donation to the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) to support the work they are doing.
If you are not yet familiar with their work, I strongly encourage you to check it out and get involved
There are many simple ways you can also help support HOT: as a mapper, financially at donate.hotosm.org, and/or by helping develop the software used by the mappers.
Want to learn more about HOT and the important work they do? Earlier this year Rebecca Firth, HOT’s new executive director, was a guest on the Geomob podcast (Episode 194), and we also interviewed Nama Budhathoki, (Episode 172), Regional Director of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Teams (HOT) Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific, about the response to the earthquake in Turkey.
I close by thanking our customers, small and large, who make it possible for us to again support HOT - and otherwise give back to the OpenStreetMap community. Thank you!