Humanitarian Open Street Map Project

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The Project

According to their site: "The Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) applies the principles of open source and open data sharing for humanitarian response and economic development."

Evaluation Criteria

July 2017

Evaluation Factor Level
Evaluation Data
Licensing 2 BSD 2-Caluse
Language N/A The project page indicates they use JavaScript, CSS, Python, Ruby, and Shell. The tasking manager relies on JavaScript(29.3%), Python(28%), CSS(27.5%), and Mako(14.3%)
Level of Activity 2 The HOSM Project has commits at least every quarter of the last year, missing about 3-4 months total here
Number of Contributors 2 Humanitarian OSM has more thna 10 contributors
Product Size 2 The tracker has hundreds of lines of code (3.55 MB), the total project probably has thousands.
Issue Tracker 1 The issue tracker for the tasking manager has 281 open issues and 271 closed. The last issue was about a month ago. Other sections of the project have been updated more recently
New Contributor 1 There are scattered instructions for new contributors, but no seminal document or clarity. See [1] and
Community Norms 2 HOSM has a membership code that includes a code of conduct. The bug tracker and other communications appear professional.
User Base 2 The HOSM task manager has thousands of mapping projects
Total Score (out of 16) 14 Different parts of the HOSM project are in different states of activity and "doneness". There are also job postings for those interested in being a more active contributor.
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