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.
Uttam Paudel, Nursing Association of Nepal, EpiNurse: Local Nurses for Participatory Monitoring of Health Security & DRR | SotM Asia 2017
Epidemiology + Local Nurses
for Disaster Risk Reduction
• Daily monitoring of living environment and direct
data transmission on health risk ensure the health
and safety of communities.
• EpiNurse use ICT Toolkit to assess living
conditions and provide crucial yet hard-to-collect
evidences of communicable diseases and prevent an
eruption of health threats.
EpiNurse Case station
Japan: Developed in Kochi with lessons learnt from the 2011
earthquake and tsunami.
Philippines: Integrated with Early Warning System in the Philippines
after typhoon Yolanda 2013
Nepal: Following the Nepal Earthquake 2015, and the current
Recipient: UN Risk Award 2017, UNISDR
DR Congo: Participatory action for the prevention of
Indonesia: Participatory mapping of health
actions for DRR
Learning form the ICT and mapping experiences in the
EpiNurse: Implemented after Nepal Earthquake 2015 (1
Making a map may not seem like the most
obvious reaction in the midst of a major