The Humanitarian OpenSteetMap Team (HOT) has activated to provide geographic base data in areas affected by Hurricane Patrica in Mexico. Patricia is the strongest hurricane in history is expected to make landfall later this afternoon near Puerto Varta, Mexico. Currently we are supporting the Mexican Government and OpenStreetMap MX community.
To start we are mapping coastal communities in the expected storm path.
Thank you to all the volunteers to have helped so far. To make and update the detailed map that OpenStreetMap is known for it requires a community and dedicated mappers. For those that have not yet helped and wish to help contribute it is easy to get involved.
Check our wiki coordination page. [Login to the Tasking Manager](Login to the Tasking Manager) (OpenStreetMap account required) and click on a task to contribute If you have questions [join our mailing list](join our mailing list) or come to irc (#hot on irc.oftc.net). To use your web browser to chat click here and select #hot from the drop down menu