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Maliha Binte Mohiuddin, University of Dhaka | YouthMappers Session | 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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Maliha Binte Mohiuddin, University of Dhaka | YouthMappers Session | SotM Asia 2017

  1. 1. The Journey of YouthMappers By YouthMappers Fellows
  2. 2. • 4,000 university student mappers organized in 74 campus chapters across 24 countries. • Youthmappers are contributing more than 16.6 million map changes to OpenStreetMap.
  3. 3. Founding consortium
  4. 4. 2017 YouthMappers Leadership Fellows Initiative ❑ The YouthMappers Leadership Workshop took place from May 21-28, 2017 in Kathmandu, Nepal. ❑ Twenty students (10 Male, 10 Female) from 15 universities in 11 countries were selected as Leadership Fellows to participate in the workshop and community building. ❑ The event hosted by Kathmandu Living Labs (KLL).
  5. 5. GEOCACHING ACITIVITY (MAPS.ME) QGIS training & JOSM validation Some Activities during the workshop
  6. 6. Using KOBO Toolbox Mapiliary Activity
  7. 7. Fellows are working in five different teams to finalize a toolkit
  8. 8. 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 the world
  9. 9. 74 registered Youthmappers chapters in the world
  10. 10. In Asia we have only 8 Chapters • YouthMappers DhakaCollege • OpenstreetMap Dhaka University • YouthMappers at AUW • OpenStreetMap Khulna University • Geomatics Engineering Students' Association of Nepal • Institute of Crisis Management Studies - Youth Mappers, Nepal • Geographical Society ,Bhutan • Ccim at Ahmedabad, India
  11. 11. Ahasanul Hoque GIS & RS Data Mgt Specialist Vice Precident: Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) Pioneer of OpenStreetMap & youthmappers in Bangladesh
  12. 12. Dhaka College Chapter approval date was 15 October 2016
  13. 13. Contribution • Arrange 3 Mapathon • 1 training • Lot of field mapping • Participate in HOT “ Mapping to end Malaria Challenge” Competition • Mapping all over the Universe
  14. 14. 1st Mapathon 2 October,2016
  15. 15. OpenStreetMap Training
  16. 16. Field Mapping
  17. 17. Creation
  18. 18. Achievement
  19. 19. “ Mapping to end Malaria Challenge” Competition youthmappers Dhaka College took 3rd position
  20. 20. The chapter establishment date is 26th November, 2016
  21. 21. 1 workshop conducted by Ahasanul Haque
  22. 22. They received HOT Microgrant on Arsenic contaminated well mapping at Sitakunda, Bangladesh.
  23. 23. Arsenic Wells Mapping Workshop
  24. 24. Presented by Md. Manjurul Islam Youthmappers Leadership Fellow-2017
  25. 25. ICMS YouthMappers Activities • Sensitize about OSM, • Motivate ICMS YouthMappers Members, • Training of ICMS YouthMappers, • Friday Mapping ICMS YouthMappers , • Organize Mapping Activities as per the News circular of YouthMappers • Request other country Youth Mappers Chapters, Map for Nepal During Disaster.
  26. 26. chapter at Institute of Engineering, Pashchimanchal Campus, Pokhara, Nepal Geomatics Engineering Students’ Association of Nepal(GESAN) Presented by: Saurav Gautam YouthMappers Fellow 2017
  27. 27. What we do? -Organize mapathons. -Use OSM as a tool in study/projects.
  28. 28. Coordination with 2C project in Pokhara Geonode training by Prof. Dr. Melinda Laituri
  29. 29. What’s Next! More collaborations, more mapping!
  30. 30. 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, Bhutan, • Khulna University,Bangladesh, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, Dhaka College,Bangladesh, • Guzrat university, India
  31. 31. Ahasanul Haque Deena Wahid Bangladesh: Chapters and Contributions
  32. 32. Workshop: Organized by youth mappers, Dhaka university Chapter.
  33. 33. • Involving Young generations in innovative mapping. • Female Mappers • Enhancing Geospatial knowledge. Contributions of Youth Mappers
  34. 34. Youth Mappers Fellows Leadership Workshop-Kathmandu Nepal, in May, 2017 (Participant from Bangladesh)
  35. 35. Opportunities: • Involving youth in mapping and enhancing their geographic knowledge. • Spreading new technology skills. • Adopting new perspectives on Global citizenship • Practicing leadership and presenting their own communities around the world.
  36. 36. Challenges: • Assembling new mappers from different disciplines, locations and experience levels. • Maintaining the quality of contributed data as per demand. • Offering meaningful and critical learning experiences through widely distributed network • Involving youth in mapping and building sustainable communities.
  37. 37. Conclusion: 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.
  38. 38. Thank you

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