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.
2017 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows Initiative
❑ The YouthMappers Leadership
Workshop took place from May
21-28, 2017 in Kathmandu,
❑ Twenty students (10 Male, 10
Female) from 15 universities
in 11 countries were selected as
Leadership Fellows to
participate in the workshop and
❑ The event hosted by
Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL).
(MAPS.ME) QGIS training & JOSM validation
Some Activities during the workshop
Fellows are working in five different teams to finalize a toolkit
Let Girls Map is a YouthMappers campaign
active from International Women’s Day March 8
to International Day of the Girl October 11 to
feature mapping efforts that support women and
girls issues and to build inclusive mapping
communities for female student mappers around
in the world
In Asia we have only 8 Chapters
• YouthMappers DhakaCollege
• OpenstreetMap Dhaka University
• YouthMappers at AUW
• OpenStreetMap Khulna University
• Geomatics Engineering Students' Association
• Institute of Crisis Management Studies -
Youth Mappers, Nepal
• Geographical Society ,Bhutan
• Ccim at Ahmedabad, India
GIS & RS Data Mgt Specialist
Vice Precident: Humanitarian
OpenStreetMap Team (HOT)
Dhaka College Chapter approval date
was 15 October 2016
• Arrange 3 Mapathon
• 1 training
• Lot of field mapping
• Participate in HOT “ Mapping to end
Malaria Challenge” Competition
• Mapping all over the Universe
Md. Manjurul Islam
Youthmappers Leadership Fellow-2017
ICMS YouthMappers Activities
• Sensitize about OSM,
• Motivate ICMS
• Training of ICMS
• Friday Mapping ICMS
• Organize Mapping Activities
as per the News circular of
• Request other country Youth
Mappers Chapters, Map for
Nepal During Disaster.
Institute of Engineering, Pashchimanchal Campus,
Geomatics Engineering Students’ Association of
YouthMappers Fellow 2017
What we do?
-Use OSM as a tool in
Coordination with 2C project in Pokhara Geonode training by Prof. Dr. Melinda Laituri
More collaborations, more mapping!
With the motto“ we don’t build map, we build mappers”
,different chapters from different countries have started their
journey as youthmappers chapters. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India
and Nepal has chapters of youth mappers.
• Tribhuvan University, Institute of
Engineering,Pashchimanchal Campus,Pokhara Nepal,
• Sherubtse College, Royal University of Bhutan, Kanglung,
• Khulna University,Bangladesh, University of Dhaka,
Bangladesh, Dhaka College,Bangladesh,
• Guzrat university, India
Bangladesh: Chapters and
Workshop: Organized by youth mappers, Dhaka university
• Involving Young
• Female Mappers
• Enhancing Geospatial
Youth Mappers Fellows Leadership Workshop-Kathmandu
Nepal, in May, 2017 (Participant from Bangladesh)
• Involving youth in mapping and enhancing their
• Spreading new technology skills.
• Adopting new perspectives on Global citizenship
• Practicing leadership and presenting their own
communities around the world.
• Assembling new mappers from different disciplines,
locations and experience levels.
• Maintaining the quality of contributed data as per
• Offering meaningful and critical learning experiences
through widely distributed network
• Involving youth in mapping and building sustainable
Youth mappers is a new platform for developing
geographic as well as leadership skills. We are hoping
that within next few years, youth mappers will extend
it’s hand in Asia and open new dimensions for youth
around the world.