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?[…]

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[…]

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…[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28

Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28

Since the Great Earthquake of April 25th, KLL has been working nonstop to support relief, rescue as well as rebuilding efforts. One of those ways is to help make data collection more systematic. Today, we will share a few examples of how we have been helping collect data to facilitate reconstruction. Cultural Sites Damage AssessmentRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Update from KLL Situation Room, May 28[…]

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27

Additional Set of Volunteers at QuakeMap Yesterday, we highlighted the QuakeMap maxim of  “No report is left unclosed!” – meaning we are determined to see that all reports on QuakeMap get fully addressed. However, closing all 1800 reports takes time and resources. Thanks to Professional Development and Research Center (PDRC), we have an additional set ofRead more about Nepal Earthquake: Updates from KLL Situation Room, May 27[…]

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?[…]

Red Cross Invites KLL to share experience

Red Cross Invites KLL to share experience

On 17 september, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Nepal invited us to share our work and learn about the uses of OpenStreetMap(OSM) in Humanitarian activities. Red Cross has, over the years, grown to be the largest humanitarian organization in Nepal, with its network extended in each of the 75 districtsRead more about Red Cross Invites KLL to share experience[…]

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