Felix Delattre

Tasking Manager 4 - teams mapping OpenStreetMap


The “Tasking Manager” Software is the relevant application to manage collaborative, crowd-sourced and professional mapping initiatives for OpenStreetMap (OSM). It is the core tool of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) and wiedely used for geodata generation for disaster response and preparedness. Large humanitarian organizations, like the Red Cross and Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are heavily relying on the main HOT Tasking Manager instance. The Software is also being used by local OSM communities and big private players, like Apple and Facebook, for their professional mapping teams.


For one year, Felix Delattre is the project manager for the Tasking Manager, leading the development team of up to ten persons and engaging with an Open Source community of volunteers, high-level tech companies and well-known humanitarian organizations to drive the Software to the next level, involving a user-focused redesign and machine learning algorithms to assist mappers’ efficiency and pleasure. Relying on a scalable cloud hosting to respond to heavy loads, when for example mapathons and disaster activations start. Among other duties, he was a mentor for Google’s Summer of Code 2019.

Redesiged Tasking Manager project view.

Presenting HOT and the global activities.