Hi, all. I'm Elida!
Thank you Joseph Reeves, for nominating me to be one of new HOT voting member. I am an Indonesian, and have been a member of HOT Indonesia since 2012 in a project entitled "Scenario Development Planning for Contingency Plan (SD4CP)" where OSM data were applied to generate realistic disaster impact to critical infrastructure. Up until now, I have involved in several activities related to HOT projects (SD4CP, POI Mapping, Bengawan Solo Mapping, Trenggalek Mapping, University Roadshow) -all of them are located in Indonesia- ranging from develop curriculum and training module, deliver training, arrange mapathon, and bring an end to end OSM data collection and usage for specific purpose -mainly in disaster field.
Since HOT is first place where I learned OSM, HOT means a lot to me. It allowed me to meet a new collaborative mapping tool, with huge potential use and the spirit of community empowerment. It also gives me opportunities to learn it from the masters, such as Kate Chapman and Joseph Reeves (thanks for introducing me to OSM) and also Russell Deffner and Mhairi O'Hara (thanks for teaching me HOT activation).
As a voting member, I want to be more actively involved in HOT decision making and share my ideas to meet the problems or challenges in the future.
I haven't been involved in HOT project outside Indonesia. But, in Indonesia, the biggest challenge related to either HOT or OSM, is the sustainability of the mapper (local mapper) to continuously map in OSM. I don't know whether this happens in other countries or not. To meet that challenge, I think we have to keep in touch with the mappers either online or offline, and encourage each other to keep mapping.
If you want to know more about me, I would happy to have a talk with you ! For further discussion, feel free to contact me using this email : firstname.lastname@example.org