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Pratichhya Sharma, Western Regional Campus |Youth as Mappers | 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.

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Pratichhya Sharma, Western Regional Campus |Youth as Mappers | SotM Asia 2017

  2. 2. DIGITAL INTERNSHIP ■ Internship ■ Digital environment ■ Technologies ■ From anywhere- At anytime ■ Connect-Different place- Different people ■ Leadership
  3. 3. MENTORS Dr. Nama Raj Bhudhathoki Manoj Thapa Gaurav Thapa Kshitiz Khanal Pradip Khatiwada
  4. 4. DIGITAL INTERNS ■ Aakriti Adhikari ■ Akansha Giri ■ Ashok Dahal ■ Buddha Bir Tamang ■ Dakshata Shahi ■ Diwakar Sapkota ■ Laxman Mukhiya ■ Nisha Adhikari ■ Pratichhya Sharma ■ Sushank Aryal
  5. 5. GOALS ■ Create buildings, roads etc. of few remote areas ■ Encourage youth to use open sources ■ Develop skills and prepare for leadership position
  6. 6. INTERNSHIP TRAINING ■ 3 Days Internship training ■ Using JOSM ■ Articles on Volunteered Geographic Information ■ Webinar by Prof. Bertram Bruce ■ Motivational talks
  7. 7. TASKS ACCOMPLISHED ■ Mapping rural areas of Nepal (Kanchanpur and Bhojpur) ■ Mapping flooded region ■ Translating into Nepali ■ OSM Wikipage editing ■ Reading and presenting reports on articles
  8. 8. METHODS AND EVALUATION ■ Used JOSM and HOTOSM tasking manager with draw node, buildings tools and recycle tool. ■ Evaluation was done on missing maps and sharing views of one another. ■ Weekly report.
  9. 9. REFLECTION ■ Realized the extent to which it affected millions of lives. ■ Improved decision making ability. ■ Handy with open source map software. ■ Developed reading, writing and presenting skills. ■ Learned time management
  10. 10. Future Aspiration ■ Prepare near to complete OSM map of Nepal. ■ Encourage females in STEM ■ Get the 1st position of Nepal in mapping rank. ■ Learn more about open source.
  11. 11. THANK-YOU