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GeoNight 2021: Contributing to the pandemic-stricken tourism of Nepal

GeoNight 2021: Contributing to the pandemic-stricken tourism of Nepal

Thamel is the heart of Nepali tourism. The narrow, winding, crisscrossing gallis feel like a maze with colorful shops, displays of handloom carpets, jute and hemp bags, mountaineering gears, trekking agencies, money exchange, metal artifacts, eateries, dance bars, clubs, cramped buildings with businesses on every floor, ancient temples, hotels, and guest houses. It is said that over 80% of tourists whoRead more about GeoNight 2021: Contributing to the pandemic-stricken tourism of Nepal[…]

Birgunj from above

Birgunj from above

Updates from KLL’s ongoing efforts to map Province 2 in Nepal Birgunj metropolitan city has special economic importance to Nepal. As an entry point to the country from the Indian cities of Kolkata and Patna, most of the trade between these two countries happens via Birgunj and the neighbouring Indian city of Raxaul. Given itsRead more about Birgunj from above[…]

The Map Book: Pokhara Metropolitan City in Maps launched

The Map Book: Pokhara Metropolitan City in Maps launched

  On 25th April, 2019 Pokhara Metropolitan launched The Map Book: Pokhara Metropolitan City in Maps. This was a significant milestone as this atlas was created utilizing new and existing data uploaded to 2C Geonode web portal and OpenStreetMap (OSM). Both platforms provide publicly accessible map data. The local geospatial data stored within these twoRead more about The Map Book: Pokhara Metropolitan City in Maps launched[…]

ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward

ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward

Pic: Group Picture of ODI ToT Team Two weeks ago I attended the Open Data Training of Trainers Course from Nov 26-30, organized by  Data for Development (D4D) in Nepal Program. The program was implemented by Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives and facilitated by Dr. David Tarrant and Mel Normal from the Open Data InstituteRead more about ODI Training of Trainers: lessons learned and way forward[…]

Kathmandu from above

Kathmandu from above

Project Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL) is working together with the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) on the Modelling Exposure through Earth Observation Routines (METEOR) project. Our work is part of a larger collaboration between HOT, the British Geological Survey, ImageCat, and the UK Space Agency International Partnership Programme. This overall project is focused on developing innovativeRead more about Kathmandu from above[…]

UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming

UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming

I recently represented Kathmandu Living Labs at the second UN World Data Forum hosted by Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority of United Arab Emirates from October 22 to 24 in Dubai. It was supported by Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the UN Statistical Commission andRead more about UN Data Forum: My experience with data and daydreaming[…]

Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help

The following lines may deserve a place in Aesop’s fables. Imagine there is a goldmine – big and priceless. But many do not know about its whereabout and those who know about it, do not know how to extract it. Over time the goldmine is lost to antiquity and the only value that remains isRead more about Nepal Earthquake Data: The Good, The Bad and How You Can Help[…]

Software Development Workshop at KLL

Software Development Workshop at KLL

  We held a three-day Software Development Workshop at Kathmandu Living Labs last week. The workshop was facilitated by Rob Savoye who has worked on software that has been included in every Linux distribution ever created. Winner of 2011 Free Software Foundation award, he has been a long time developer of several GNU projects.  Read more about Software Development Workshop at KLL[…]

Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed

Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed

Digital Internship and Leadership (DIAL) program was started in 2017 to engage Nepal’s youth in creating critical map data of Nepal’s disaster-prone places while developing their digital leadership skills. In the program, a group of young people from diverse academic backgrounds perform tasks to map at-risk places in terms of disaster vulnerability remotely from theRead more about Training for Third Cohort of Digital Internship and Leadership program completed[…]

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