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.
Prof. Melinda Laituri, Colorado State University | The Secondary Cities (2C) Initiative | SotM Asia 2017
Dr. Melinda Laituri
Secondary Cities Principal Investigator
State of the Map, Asia
23 - 24 September 2017
The Secondary Cities (2C) Initiative
• Urban density can fuel efficiencies
• Urban areas provide access to resources
• Cities are hubs of innovation
The Urban Century
Humans are rapidly becoming an urban species, with millions
of people migrating to cities each year. By 2050, 70% of
world’s population will live in urban areas.
• How will urban centers across the world keep pace with predicted
• What are the visions of tomorrow’s cities?
There will be more than twice as many medium size cities
in 2030 as there were in 1990.
UN/World Urbanization Prospects, 2014
Secondary Cities are under-examined,
under planned, and under-mapped
What do Secondary Cities
What is the Secondary Cities Initiative?
• Collaborative community mapping projects for 1-2+ years;
• Unique partner-provided, partner-generated datasets;
• Complements imagery based methodologies for data
Photos: Secondary Cities Cusco Geospatial data workshop, July
ESRI (desktop GIS)
Kathmandu Living Lab
American Association of
Tribhuvan University, Institute of Engineering
Western Region University
Colorado State University
Linkages to onsite partners
High resolution imagery
Human Geography Themes
*Manage budgets and reporting
**Key facilitating partnership
Partnerships – Spider Diagram
Secondary Cities Initiative Objective
How do we map cities?
Useful Tools for Participatory Mapping for 2C
Projects• Emphasize open source tools and technologies
• Platform and software agnostic
• Phones, tablets, drones (UAVs)
New equipment for data collection
• Citizen Science initiatives
• Crowd mapping: Mapathons
• Community engagement:
Citizen Science and
Bottom up vs. Top Down
Open Source Tools
Mobility, Safety and
Port Harcourt, Nigeria:
access to infrastructure
Water management in
Security and Risk
Latin America 2C
Santiago, Dominican Republic
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Sea Level Rise
Traffic, Waster Management, Flooding, Extreme events
• Hospitals & Clinics
• Religious centers
• Vulnerable Populations
• Vacant building
• Urban Springs
Data Collection Method Observations
▪ Data Collection
Phase 1: Excel templates and
▪ Data Collection
papers and GPS
Phase 2: Survey 123 for ArcGis
▪ Data Collection
▪ Coverage Area: Douala
council area, Cameroon.
Dataset Attributes Collected Data Points
Hospital data Name, category, #beds ,# doctors , #nurses,
#ambulances, observation, LAT/LON , data
collection date, availability of emergency service.
Major businesses data Name, Type of store , Data collection date,
Schools Name, Type , data collection date, area, #
classrooms , # toilet , type of construct material
availability of water and electricity.
Recreational spaces Name, data collection date, area, LAT/LON,
water and electricity availability
Flood Area Flood frequency, data collection date, LAT /LON ,
Cultural and Religious
Name, data collection date, area, LAT/LON,
water and electricity availability.
Sanitation Equipment’s Name, data collection date, area, LAT/LON 369
Open space Name, data collection date, area, LAT/LON 728
Data Collection with GPS and MapIt