Speaker Bio & Abstract

Melanie Eckle Secretary of the Board
Humanitarian OpenStreetMap

BiographyMelanie is a Geography Master student and research assisstant at Heidelberg University who first joined the HOT community as OSM and HOT Mapper. She soon combined her passions, mapping, humanitarian aid and research, through her work with disastermappers heidelberg and in the disaster management department at HeiGIT (GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg University). Being positioned at the intersection of research, application development, OSM interested data consumers and the HOT and OSM community, she is now supporting the HOT Board by building a bridge between researchers, developers, the data consumers and the HOT and OSM community- to address our questions and challenges within and with the community and to raise more awareness in the international world of academia and disaster management about the potentials of HOT and OSM.