Newest Lessons in Using Open Data Effectively

NetHope Crisis Informatics Team

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This is the first in an ongoing webinar series with NetHope’s Crisis Informatics team. The second webinar titled, What’s Happening With Humanitarian Satellite Efforts? was held on July 18th. The webinar, and all related presentation collaterals can be found on that page.

Newest Lessons in using Open Data Effectively is a webinar with two of our industry’s leading open data providers: Humanitarian Data Exchange and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

Together, representatives from both organizations will share the latest insights and research on:

  • Vetting data quality and reliability in an ever-changing landscape 
  • Who in an NGO’s staff should be using open data and when
  • Who in the industry in doing well in sharing + using open data and why that is
  • Overview on how to move data from Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team into Humanitarian Data Exchange

Recommended shortcuts

HDX Frequently Asked Questions: https://data.humdata.org/faq 
HDX Blog: https://centre.humdata.org/category/blog/ 
OpenStreetMap blog: https://centre.humdata.org/openstreetmap-layers-on-hdx/

OpenStreetMap on HDX tutorial video:

Depending on the feedback after the webinar, we may host a virtual training on navigating both platforms effectively. Please be sure to attend and share your interest in this possibility.


Godfrey Takavarasha is an Information Management Officer with United Nations Office of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA).

Mhairi O'Hara is a Technical Project Manager at HOT



Gabriele Almon is the GIS & Data Analyst Technical Lead at NetHope



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