The #map2020 project aims to build upon existing humanitarian mapping initiatives rather than reinventing the wheel. For this reason, we are making it a requirement for participants to submit project ideas that leverage local and international organizations.
Each location is to nominate one person as the project lead. The project lead is responsible for coordinating all the project participants, submitting project information to HOT and Mapillary, and ensuring deadlines for the project are met. The project lead of the winning project will be invited to present their results at the 2019 HOT Summit
in Heidelberg, Germany, on 19–20 September.
For example, HOT Tanzania could take an existing project focused on flood reduction and response in Dar es Salaam and outline how street-level imagery can be used to achieve their existing objectives. Other organizations such as the World Bank, local and national government, and local transportation companies would be welcome to participate, but HOT Tanzania and their chosen project lead would be the prime responsible to the #map2020 project.