Kate Chapman

Kate Chapman
Executive Director, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

Website | @wonderchook

Over the past 10 years Kate has mapped all sorts of things. Everything from mosquitoes, to individual houses for e911 to hurricanes and occasionally even things that don’t exist such as augmented reality games. A traditional geographer by training, she switched to the neogeography realm a couple years ago.

Currently she is one of the individuals behind the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT). HOT utilizes the tools and techniques of OpenStreetMap to help community prepare for disaster and rebuild when a disaster does strike.


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Kate Chapman (Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team)
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What would it take for an entire country to map itself? The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team has been exploring this for the past six months in Indonesia. Through experimentation within OpenStreetMap by collaborating with communities and hosting university contest HOT has tried many things to get people mapping. Learn what has worked, what hasn't and what they will try in the future. Read more.
  • Esri
  • AT&T Interactive
  • Google
  • Nokia, Location & Commerce
  • Facebook
  • Bing
  • Control Group
  • Localeze
  • MyCityWay
  • Socrata
  • Urban Airship
  • MapQuest

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