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[…]

When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…

When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…

Last two months following the April 25 quake have been tumultuous, no doubt. The massive quake that left thousands of people homeless did not spare Kathmandu Living Labs either. The place that had been KLL’s home since its inception was rendered uninhabitable. During the first month after the quake, KLL was operating from the remainderRead more about When Map Makers are ousted out of the map…[…]

OpenStreetMap – working at the intersection of Public, Private and Government Interests

OpenStreetMap – working at the intersection of Public, Private and Government Interests

OpenStreetMap is too public for private and government purposes – Period. Come December 1, 2014, this notion has been challenged and for good. It all started with a sensitization presentation on OpenStreetMap to fhi360 officials and associated NGO representatives last December. Inspired by the philosophy and usefulness of OSM, fhi360 then arranged for two workshopsRead more about OpenStreetMap – working at the intersection of Public, Private and Government Interests[…]

Climate change – from hot, sweet Yo:mari to cold, sweeter cakes!

Climate change – from hot, sweet Yo:mari to cold, sweeter cakes!

A chilly morning of December 18, KLL was all set to deliver a day long mapping workshop to the Youth Forum of Climate Change – organized by ICIMOD at AITM, Lalitpur. Too bad we couldn’t start it with real, hot Yo:maris, a local dish prepared specially at this time of the year. But we didRead more about Climate change – from hot, sweet Yo:mari to cold, sweeter cakes![…]

Crisis in the Philippines: We are with you

Crisis in the Philippines: We are with you

On November 8 last week, a devastating typhoon swept across the Philippines and has wrecked havoc in the country. In the wake of its catastrophic effects, humanitarian organizations, aid agencies and hundreds of volunteers from the world are jointly pushing the humanitarian efforts forward. We at Kathmandu Living Labs are also doing our bit. ForRead more about Crisis in the Philippines: We are with you[…]

The Challenge of 300,000 Building Footprints in Kathmandu Valley – Where do we start?

The Challenge of 300,000 Building Footprints in Kathmandu Valley – Where do we start?

A total of about 300,000 building footprints inside Kathmandu Valley. About 100,000 of them have already been digitized – thanks to the efforts of institutions like Kathmandu University, Kathmandu Living Labs and the crowd. But 200,000 building footprints still need to be digitized – both quickly and accurately. Where do we start? The answer –Read more about The Challenge of 300,000 Building Footprints in Kathmandu Valley – Where do we start?[…]

Southwestern State College into Mapping

Southwestern State College into Mapping

December 21, 2012 – No! The world did not come to an apocalyptic end this day. Instead, it marked the beginning of a new venture by the students of Southwestern State College (SWSC) (http://www.southwestern.edu.np/). Twenty four students attended this Beginners’ Mapping Party. New to OSM and new to mapping, they came in with excitement, curiosity,Read more about Southwestern State College into Mapping[…]

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