Red dots show buildings added by HOT mappers in just one week
HOT’s maps will make damage assessments (PDF) more accurate and help allocate the $5.4 billion pledged toward reconstruction. But HOT’s work won’t just aid Gaza’s recovery from the 2014 conflict – it’s also proactive. The house-by-house data will provide humanitarians a baseline for assessing and responding to any future fighting.
HOT’s task manager divides big areas into smaller mapping tasks and lets experienced mappers verify data quality
If you want to help, create an OpenStreetMap account, follow Mapbox’s iD Editor tutorial, and head to HOT’s task manager to find an area in need of mapping.