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[…]

Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts

Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts

Every Friday, KLL celebrates 60 minutes of brown-bag ‘Innovation Hour’ in which the team members bring in new, fun ideas to the table. However this week’s innovation hour was different. This week’s KLL Friday Innovation Hour was dedicated to the recent Chile Earthquake. Following the massive 8.3 quake in Chile on Wednesday, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap TeamRead more about Chile Earthquake and KLL’s Remote Efforts[…]

Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal

Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal

Google at Nepal Tourism Board and Kathmandu Living Labs: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal   Just Google it! Now a pop culture reference point heard throughout the world, this phrase also defines the hyper-connected, continuously-innovating world of peer-to-peer technology. Google was here! Kathmandu is currently in the throes of recovering from theRead more about Google at NTB and KLL: Collaborating for an Open Data Paradigm in Nepal[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room (Day 3- April 28)

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room (Day 3- April 28)

Number of mappers continued to grow today. We have over 2200 mappers mapping Nepal’s earthquake hit areas at the time of this writing. (Please see this: http://osm.townsendjennings.com/nepal/). The KLL team and other local volunteers including those from www.nepalmonitor.org and http://www.parewalabs.com/ worked hard on a number of items from our situation room today. We received an overwhelmingRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room (Day 3- April 28)[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room

Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room

We could not communicate and gather together for over 20 hours after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal on Saturday, April 25. Despite all the practical difficulties (electricity, Internet, water etc.) and powerful aftershocks, we were able to establish a situation room on Sunday morning. Soon we established contact with Nepal Redcross through its GIS officer.Read more about Nepal Earthquake: Report from OpenStreetMap Situation Room[…]

“What might be our audiences’ needs?” – Designing Food Maps the Human Centered Way

“What might be our audiences’ needs?” – Designing Food Maps the Human Centered Way

Five of us from Kathmandu Living Labs are going to Bajrabarahi tomorrow to work on our new mapping project on Agriculture and Food Security. We are planning to train local youth and map out both the farms and farming practices, with the aim of helping farmers showcase their products as well as inspire youth toRead more about “What might be our audiences’ needs?” – Designing Food Maps the Human Centered Way[…]

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