Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is an international team dedicated to humanitarian action and community development through open mapping. HOT enables communities, NGOs, international organizations, and government partners to use and contribute to OpenStreetMap.
As a partner of STOP Spillover, HOT works with other consortium members and country teams to incorporate geospatial technology into interventions to better understand public health risks and surveillance activities. HOT will work together with STOP Spillover and local communities to fill in spatial data gaps in the regions of interventions and to map human-animal interfaces to better monitor potential spillover points.
“Through STOP Spillover’s partnership with HOT, more community members will be able to map their communities and track important data on the ground to help prevent future spillovers and pandemics,” said Jessie Pechmann, Global GIS Manager at HOT.