OSM Mapathon at Kathmandu University

OSM Mapathon at Kathmandu University

-Poshan Niraula and Biplov Bhandari, Kathmandu University Kathmandu University Geomatics Engineering Society (GES), in association with Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Nepal organized OSM Mapping Party in Kathmandu University (KU) on 27th April, 2013 Saturday. Students from different Departments—Geomatics, Civil, Computer Engineering—participated in the event. This program served as a medium for enthusiastic studentsRead more about OSM Mapathon at Kathmandu University[…]

Crossing Boundaries by Tracing Buildings: Mapping Kathmandu from New York City

Crossing Boundaries by Tracing Buildings: Mapping Kathmandu from New York City

Throughout the day you could hear the simple question – ‘Is that a building?’ — followed by conversations about shadows, and people, and the construction of a city that seemed so far away from our own. On Sunday, April 21st — as part of a 17 city US OSM editathon — a small group inRead more about Crossing Boundaries by Tracing Buildings: Mapping Kathmandu from New York City[…]

Girls’ Mapping Party!

Girls’ Mapping Party!

“… That polished nail finger pressing the GPS button definitely changes the way society perceives women.” : Mahesh Thapa, Kathmandu University. These were the words from a comment that hit on my eyes when I was reading the blog post -Maiden Mapper’s OSM experience by Helina Shrestha (http://www.osmnepal.org/maiden-mappers-osm-experience/ ). After a stressful week, usually theRead more about Girls’ Mapping Party![…]

SchEMS (School of Environmental Science and Management), Mapping Party and an Insight

SchEMS (School of Environmental Science and Management), Mapping Party and an Insight

“So for whom is the OpenStreetMap useful for and does it have a specific set of users?” asked one of the mapping party attendees. The question was valid and the answer was straightforward but nothing beats learning by doing. So we decided to defer the answer till the end. The mapping party ended at aroundRead more about SchEMS (School of Environmental Science and Management), Mapping Party and an Insight[…]

A look into Open Data Day Nepal 2013

A look into Open Data Day Nepal 2013

Different people, different ideas- and ideas when converged open doors to new possibilities. February 23rd brought along itself a flow of excitements and left behind mass inspirations at the end of the day. The day marked its presence because it announced the first ever “Open Data Day” celebration in Nepal. The movement began when allRead more about A look into Open Data Day Nepal 2013[…]

Maiden Mapper’s OSM Experience

Maiden Mapper’s OSM Experience

– Helina Shrestha   Research shows that only a small number of female mappers are actively contributing to the global OSM community (See the diagram). Clearly, open Street Mapping is male dominated field, which follows the tradition of conventional surveying and mapping discipline. Again, people do need reasons for getting involved into something. It mightRead more about Maiden Mapper’s OSM Experience[…]

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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