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KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources

KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources

In the event of a disaster, ensuring timely access to updated information from the ground could sometimes be the difference between a life saved, and a life lost. At KLL, we learned this during the Nepal earthquake, as we saw how the data generated through remote mapping — using OpenStreetMap (link) and Quake Map (link)Read more about KLL attends PARIS21/CBS workshop on leveraging new data sources[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)

The final day of orientation started with Simon Sinek’s reflective video on ‘how great leaders inspire action’. In that video Sinek speaks on how great leaders become successful in their fields because not only do they understand the “what” and “how”, but on “why” they do the things they do. The interns were then requestedRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 4)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)

After the dense second day, the third was all about MAPPING! The day began with a remote talk by Professor Bertram Bruce who spoke on community engagement of youth, and incorporating experiences in community in the form of curriculum which increases practical relevance of education. Despite technical difficulties, the participants enjoyed the talk and reflectedRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 3)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)

  In the second day, we intended to educate our interns on the bigger picture of why we designed the DIAL program for them. We designed the sessions to inform them of the larger context of connecting data, technology and society; transitioning from undergraduate studies to starting a career; and how citizens can contribute toRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 2)[…]

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)

Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)

Sustainability is a key-term here at Kathmandu Living Labs. When we talk about sustainability, we are concerned not only with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is indeed a major focus of our work, but with the idea of longevity of all our projects beyond our involvement. Every project that we embark upon is a researchRead more about Beginning of Second cohort of DIAL – Creating Next Gen Mapping Leaders and Activists (Day 1)[…]

OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal

OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal

  In the 21st century, technology is correctly understood to be the backbone of several industries and enterprises in the world. Successful technology works in the background, yet makes life much easier and society more efficient. One such tool is OpenStreetMap (OSM). OSM is a free and open digital map of the world that reliesRead more about OpenStreetMap (OSM) for Enterprises: A Workshop to Introduce OSM to Businesses in Nepal[…]

KLL HeiGIT partnership

KLL HeiGIT partnership

– By Melanie Eckle, HeiGIT Since 2009 the GIScience Research Group at Heidelberg has been conducting cutting edge research and application and service development around the use and creation of OpenStreetMap data and open data in general. In this vein, they are collaborating with different stakeholders and organizations to create relevant, up-to-date and innovative researchRead more about KLL HeiGIT partnership[…]

One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community

One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community

Information Technology, Computer Science, Engineering and Geography are male dominated research and employment sectors. OpenStreetMap (OSM) lies at the intersection of these fields and is similarly male dominated. While the communities for these sectors experience continuous growth in numbers and global extent, the number of female participants in these communities usually fail to keep upRead more about One more step towards extending the OSM Girls Community[…]

How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?

How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?

On April 25, 2015, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake of 7.8 on the Richter scale. It sent shockwaves through the country’s 31 out of 75 districts, killing 9,000 people and injuring many more. In the wake of the quake, most of rural Nepal lay in ruins – requiring a nationally coordinated reconstruction effort.Read more about How did 2015 earthquake help Nepal develop its confidence in digital technology?[…]

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