Did you know there's a Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (with a slightly confusing "HOTOSM" acronym) that is dedicated to humanitarian action through mapping?

They're most visible through the "Humanitarian" layer of OSM, which focuses on things useful to humanitarian orgs and citizens: Water sources, light sources, public/social buildings, the quality of roads, etc.

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@lachesis They also help with disaster response: for example, mapping buildings and roads to help first responders find people in danger and get to them. It's really easy to help out, too: they crowdsource mapping tasks at

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