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  • 1. OpenStreetMap andOpenDRI: An Overview Nama Raj Budhathoki, PhDLead, The World Bank’s Open Data forResilience Initiative (OpenDRI), Nepal ICIMOD (March 20, 2013)
  • 2. A society that promotes the cultureof data sharing is likely to prosperfaster. -Benkler, 2006
  • 3. Our Challenges— Reduce the cost of data collection and update— Locate, access, understand and effectively use geo-referenced data— Building and maintenance of technical infrastructure for data sharing— Gaining citizen trust in what we do
  • 4. OpenStreetMap“Knowledge is power.” -Sir Francis Bacon, 1597 An incomplete list of Social Media timeline—
  • 5. No one knows everything,everyone knows something. -Levy, 1997
  • 6.
  • 7. Jawalakhel Zoo
  • 8. Horticulture Center, Kirtipur
  • 9. Maharajgung Area:Before and After
  • 10. Underlying Concept—  Provides an open collaborative mapping platform to build a free and open map.—  A map of the community, by the community, for the community.—  A global community of about one million volunteers.
  • 11. A Growing Community of Mappers
  • 12. The World Bank’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) Nepal
  • 13. Citizens as sensors (Goodchild, 2007)
  • 14. Mapping Party at IOE
  • 15. At Practical Action Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk
  • 16. Kathmandu University Mapathon Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk
  • 17. Open Data Day Mapathon
  • 18. Girls in Mapping Institute of Engineering, Pulchowk
  • 19. ToolsWalking paper GPS Smart Phone
  • 20. Reaching out to people through sensitization presentations 1200 8 Number of presentations 7Number of direct audience 1000 6 No. of direct audience 800 5 600 4 No. of sensitization presentations 3 400 2 200 1 0 0 November December January February
  • 21. Number of Mapping Parties and Mapping Party attendees 700 7Number of Mapping Party attendees Number of Mapping Parties 600 6 Total number of 500 5 Mapping Party attendees 400 4 Number of Mapping Parties 300 3 200 2 100 1 0 0 November December January February
  • 22. OSM members in FaceBook groups700600500400300200100 0 July August September October November December January February March
  • 23. Daily OSM Contributors in Nepal6050403020100
  • 24. No. of nodes (measures geometric features mapped in OSM)400000350000300000250000200000150000100000 50000 0 September October November December January February
  • 25. This data is completely open and free.
  • 26. Value of open data:Snapshot of some works at NEC
  • 27. Quality of OSM Data“The analysis shows that OSM informationis fairly accurate: on average within about6 m of the position recorded by the OS,and with approximately 80% overlap ofmotorway objects between the twodatasets. In the space of four years, OSMhas captured about 29% of the area ofEngland.”(Haklay, 2010)
  • 28. Reduces data collection and updatecost (Synergy)
  • 29. Further Readings— Special Issue on Open Collaboration and Wiki Research§  Budhathoki, N.R., & Haythornthwaite, C. (In Press). Motivation for Open Collaboration: Crowd and Community Models and the Case of OpenStreetMap. American Behavioral Scientist.§  Bertram, B., Bishop, A. & Budhathoki, N.R. (Forthcoming). Youth Community Inquiry: New media for Community Building and Personal Growth.§  Budhathoki, N. R., Nedovic-Budic, Z. & Bruce, B. (Chip) (2010). An Interdisciplinary Frame for Understanding Volunteered Geographic Information. Geomatica, The Journal of Geospatial Information Science, Technology and Practice. 64(1).§  Budhathoki, N.R. (2010). Participants’ Motivations to Contribute Geographic Information in an Online Community. PhD Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • 30. For More Information•  Friday OSM Clinic•  Visit:•  FB Group: OSM Nepal