State of the Map Asia (SotM-Asia) is the annual regional conference of OpenStreetMap (OSM) organized by OSM communities in Asia. First SotM-Asia was organized in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2015, and the second was organized in Manila, Philippines in 2016. This year’s conference, third in the series, was organized in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 23 – 24, 2017 at Park Village Resort, Budhanilkantha, Kathmandu, Nepal.
We brought nearly 200 Open Mapping enthusiasts from Asia and beyond to this year’s SotM-Asia. The event provided an opportunity to share knowledge and experience among mappers; expand their network; and generate ideas to expand map coverage and effective use of OSM data in Asian continent. We chose ‘from creation to use of OSM data’ as the theme of this year’s conference, emphasizing on the effective use of OSM data. We also brought together a government panel from four different countries in this year’s SotM-Asia. We believe this event will deepen the bond and enhance collaboration among OSM communities across Asia.
More information about the conference can be found on: http://stateofthemap.asia.
Bradley Wilson, University of Arkansas & Kathmandu Living Labs, From Disaster to Development | SotM Asia 2017
From Disaster to Development:
Addressing barriers to entry in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake household survey data
State of the Map: Asia
September 24, 2017
Open Data ≠ Intuitive Data
The most comprehensive post-earthquake survey data ever collected.
‘Household Registration for Housing Reconstruction Program’
Gorkha Earthquake Survey Data
Massive technological barriers to entry.
• Unique coding system
• Complex join logic
• Duplicate column names across tables
• Collected in three phases with different
Shortlist of challenges….
This is more than an access problem:
Moving from creation to use often requires more than 'opening' data.
0. Data tidying and database creation
1. Software tools to assist in querying, filtering, and arranging data
2. Data explorer for comparing different areas across variables
3. Interactive visualizations for thematic issues (sanitation, health, education)
Bridging the Gaps:
How might we overcome barriers in the context of data-driven development?