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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?[…]

Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology

Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology

5 p.m., Friday, July 29. We could hear hustle-bustle outside the Kathmandu Living Labs wall. Thirty-one young, civic leaders from Association of Youth Organizations Network (AYON) had arrived at KLL. Their quest was to learn how digital technology can be used in making lives in communities better. Kathmandu Living Labs contributed to this quest byRead more about Acquainting Young Civic Leaders with Transformative Digital Technology[…]

Youth and Mapping for Social Change

Youth and Mapping for Social Change

“I will map remote villages and schools in the outskirts of Kathmandu,” said a university student enrolled in an intensive workshop on Youth Leadership, Open Mapping and Sustainable Community Development. On June 24 and 25, 20 young leaders were motivated to use open data and civic technology to solve social problems during a new courseRead more about Youth and Mapping for Social Change[…]

OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap

OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap

Kathmandu Living Labs hosted members of Global Shapers who had come to Kathmandu to learn about issues related to sustainable cities. The Global Shapers members had come to Kathmandu for the Shape South Asia conference about creating sustainable cities. During the four-day meeting in Kathmandu, they visited Kathmandu Living Labs to learn about KLL andRead more about OSM Geoweek at KLL: Global Shapers and OpenStreetMap[…]

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