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February 7, 2024

Time: 5:30

Topic: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)

Location: This will be a hybrid in person and Zoom meeting. Members may attend in person at CBRE's downtown offices at 1021 West Hastings Suite 2500, or virtually through Zoom.

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Speaker: Piet Nooij

Abstract: Piet’s talk will focus on the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and Missing Maps Org. HOT is a not for profit organization to provide maps for disaster relief, health care and other humanitarian causes in third world and other countries. Missing Maps is the OpenStreetMap interface to heads-up digitize roads, waterways and buildings based on satellite imagery provided by Bing, Esri, Maxar and other suppliers. Several thousands of volunteer mappers, from all over the world, contribute to the various Missing Maps projects.

Bio: Piet Nooij has worked for more than 35 years in GIS with projects for municipalities, engineering companies and utility companies. Piet worked the last twenty years of his career at FortisBC, as Project Manager and GIS Manager. Piet retired in the summer of 2018 and started volunteering with HOT in late 2018.

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