This site is the home of the Humanitarian Exchange Language initiative during it's initial development.   Its purpose is to provide a location for collaboration among project stakeholders.

Current Version of the HXL Standard


Project Summary

During a crisis response, information managers within the humanitarian community face a significant challenge in trying to collate data regarding humanitarian needs and response activities conducted by a large number of humanitarian actors.  The schemas for these data sets are generally not standardized across different actors nor are the mechanisms for sharing the data.  In the best case, this results in a significant delay between the collection of data and the formulation of that data into a common operational picture. Read more . . .


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  • Humanitarian Exchange Language (HXL) Overview.pdf   1281k - May 22, 2012, 6:28 AM by CJ Hendrix (v2)
    ‎A one page overview of the HXL project, with two graphics outlining components of the system.‎
  • Materials Used for HXL.pdf   103k - Mar 14, 2012, 6:08 AM by CJ Hendrix (v1)
  • ReportWhere Overview 2012-02-03.pdf   296k - Feb 3, 2012, 3:35 AM by CJ Hendrix (v1)
  • Linked Data - HXL Slides 2012-01-12.pdf   11666k - Jan 12, 2012, 4:36 AM by Carsten Keßler (v2)
    ‎Slides on Linked Data, illustrating the approach behind HXL (used in Carsten Keßler's presentation on January 12, 2012 at OCHA).‎
  • HXL Infrastructure Overview 2011-12-28.pdf   456k - Jan 3, 2012, 1:41 AM by CJ Hendrix (v1)
    ‎A schematic explaning the relationships between data providers, consumers, and the HXL "data cloud".‎
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