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Hello HOT!

Thanks to John Crowley and Nate Smith for nominating me, it’s much appreciated.

My name is Dylan Moriarty and I’m a designer at Development Seed. I’ve been involved in OpenStreetMap through learning Cartography at UW-Madison, & have quickly found HOT as one of the best places to contribute.

When I initially used OSM, it was simply to add in buildings to the city I was living in at the time. Then during the Ferguson protests I saw someone tweet out a call to help map Ferguson which had previously been scarcely covered. That introduced me to the idea of emergency response mapping and the amazing potential of OSM to help people on the ground level. Being able to directly aid the people giving aid is an incredible capability.

Since then I’ve been fortunate enough to work closely with HOT, including designing and building out the new Missing Maps website, designing the OpenAerialMap landing page, hosting various mapathons using the Tasking Manager, and helping update the Hot Summit site. It’s been amazing to work with such an international and well meaning group as the OSM Community on each.

I’m interested in becoming a voting member as I see it as a great way to both add more firepower to the design aspect of HOT, and add another user focused voice in the organizations direction.

Cheers, -Dylan

Location: Barracks Row, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia, 20003, United States