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.
■ Create buildings, roads etc. of few remote areas
■ Encourage youth to use open sources
■ Develop skills and prepare for leadership position
■ 3 Days Internship training
■ Using JOSM
■ Articles on Volunteered Geographic
■ Webinar by Prof. Bertram Bruce
■ Motivational talks
■ Mapping rural areas of Nepal
(Kanchanpur and Bhojpur)
■ Mapping flooded region
■ Translating into Nepali
■ OSM Wikipage editing
■ Reading and presenting reports
■ Used JOSM and HOTOSM
tasking manager with draw
node, buildings tools and
■ Evaluation was done on
missing maps and sharing
views of one another.
■ Weekly report.
■ 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
■ 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.