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Kshitiz Khanal, Kathmandu Living Labs | SotM Asia 2017

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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.

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Kshitiz Khanal, Kathmandu Living Labs | SotM Asia 2017

  1. 1. Open Mapping Infrastructure for Sustainable Development Kshitiz Khanal, Nama Budhathoki Kathmandu Living Labs
  2. 2. humanity’s greatest challenges HUNGER CONFLICT AND TERROR ECONOMIC DISPARITY AND MORE ...
  3. 3. IRREVERSIBLE UNPRECEDENTED UNSUSTAINABLE running out of time UNPRECEDENTED IRREVERSIBLE UNSUSTAINABLE
  4. 4. the mother of all sciences Online maps are the “next utility”. (National Research Council, 2010) GEOGRAPHY INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT
  5. 5. Open Mapping Infrastructure PORTALS DATA COMMUNITY: USERS & CONTRIBUTORS OPENNESS MAPPING SOFTWARE
  6. 6. Contributing to SDGs ACHIEVING THE SDGs MEASURING PROGRESS IN THE SDGs
  7. 7. Achieving the SDGs
  8. 8. measuring the progress of SDGs
  9. 9. call to action Formulate a new strategy to use open map infrastructure for sustainable development - Increase use of OSM in civic life, development sector, humanitarian sector, government sector and wherever possible. - Identify the data needed to achieve and track SDGs that can be collected and uploaded into OSM - Create separate tags in OSM if necessary in order to measure progress in SDGs
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention.

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