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The Growth of
Open Mapping
in Nepal
Nirab Pudasaini, Prabhas Pokharel
Feb 21, 2015
While we are waiting, please fill out:
...
OpenStreetMap
Map of the World
That YOU can Edit
Lets step back to 2011
July 2011
2.9 Lakh features
224 contributors
Nepal-wide, June 2011
Humble Beginnings…
~25 Nepali Mappers, 31st July 2011
July 2012
Serious Mapping Begins
Map Kathmandu
adyota.org
September 2012
Aug 2013
2013 onwards
• Not for profit tech company
• Formed in order to organize OSM efforts in Nepal
• Established in 2013 October
• Everythin...
Community Building
Conducted 45 Mapping Parties
Engaging
• Students
• Faculty
• NGOs
• Developers
Community Building
Conducted 45 Mapping Parties
Engaging
• Students
• Faculty
• NGOs
• Developers
Community Building
Conducted 45 Mapping Parties
Engaging
• Students
• Faculty
• NGOs
• Developers
Community Building
Conducted 45 Mapping Parties
Engaging
lStudents
lFaculty
lNGOs
lDevelopers
Mapping School and Hospitals
All Schools and Hospitals in the valley mapped.
Mapping School and Hospitals
http://www.kathmandulivinglabs.org/schools-and-hospitals/
Bajrabarahi
Helped local farmers map their VDC in OpenStreetMap
Bajrabarahi
Helped local farmers map their VDC in OpenStreetMap
Mapping in Ward 7
http://www.model4g.net/
Mapping in Ward 7
http://www.model4g.net/
Bharatpur Mapping
Working with local government to map Bharatpur
Community Efforts
• Monday Mapping at
Kathmandu University
• GIS course in Apex
College
• Yatayat
• Mero Bhada Meter
The Map Today
1800 contributing users
26 Lakh geographic elements
2.9 Lakh Buildings
1.2 Lakh km of Road*
30
111
179
287
562
1267
1833
Number of Contributing Users
Repeat Mappers (> 10 changes)
July 2011 to now
1800 contributing
users
26 Lakh geographic
elements
2.9 Lakh Buildings
224 contributing
users
2.9 Lakh
fe...
THEN NOW
THEN NOW
THEN NOW
THEN NOW
But we can’t stop now
Feb 21, 2015
But we can’t stop now
Feb 21, 2015
We need YOU!
Use the Map
Make it Better
Make apps with us!
Offline Mapping!
Android
For iOS: Gallileo Offline Maps
Use it!
OSMAnd
Offline Navigation
Use it!
And if you can’t find it, map it!
Editing is EASY
http://OSM.org
(Live DEMO)
How do we make it easier?
Increase Map Usage +
Literacy
Games?
Easier to Use App?
Come make fun things!
Tole guessing game
(I give you a tole name, can you put it on the map?)
Geo-caching
(Go find interes...
Thank you!
Especially all 1800+ mappers!
prabhas.pokharel@gmail.com
developer.nirab@gmail.com
http://bit.ly/osm-nepal-surv...
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  1. 1. The Growth of Open Mapping in Nepal Nirab Pudasaini, Prabhas Pokharel Feb 21, 2015 While we are waiting, please fill out: http://bit.ly/osm-nepal-survey
  2. 2. OpenStreetMap Map of the World That YOU can Edit
  3. 3. Lets step back to 2011 July 2011
  4. 4. 2.9 Lakh features 224 contributors Nepal-wide, June 2011
  5. 5. Humble Beginnings… ~25 Nepali Mappers, 31st July 2011
  6. 6. July 2012
  7. 7. Serious Mapping Begins Map Kathmandu adyota.org September 2012
  8. 8. Aug 2013
  9. 9. 2013 onwards
  10. 10. • Not for profit tech company • Formed in order to organize OSM efforts in Nepal • Established in 2013 October • Everything KLL does has OSM at its core Kathmandu Living Labs
  11. 11. Community Building Conducted 45 Mapping Parties Engaging • Students • Faculty • NGOs • Developers
  12. 12. Community Building Conducted 45 Mapping Parties Engaging • Students • Faculty • NGOs • Developers
  13. 13. Community Building Conducted 45 Mapping Parties Engaging • Students • Faculty • NGOs • Developers
  14. 14. Community Building Conducted 45 Mapping Parties Engaging lStudents lFaculty lNGOs lDevelopers
  15. 15. Mapping School and Hospitals All Schools and Hospitals in the valley mapped.
  16. 16. Mapping School and Hospitals http://www.kathmandulivinglabs.org/schools-and-hospitals/
  17. 17. Bajrabarahi Helped local farmers map their VDC in OpenStreetMap
  18. 18. Bajrabarahi Helped local farmers map their VDC in OpenStreetMap
  19. 19. Mapping in Ward 7 http://www.model4g.net/
  20. 20. Mapping in Ward 7 http://www.model4g.net/
  21. 21. Bharatpur Mapping Working with local government to map Bharatpur
  22. 22. Community Efforts • Monday Mapping at Kathmandu University • GIS course in Apex College • Yatayat • Mero Bhada Meter
  23. 23. The Map Today 1800 contributing users 26 Lakh geographic elements 2.9 Lakh Buildings 1.2 Lakh km of Road*
  24. 24. 30 111 179 287 562 1267 1833 Number of Contributing Users
  25. 25. Repeat Mappers (> 10 changes)
  26. 26. July 2011 to now 1800 contributing users 26 Lakh geographic elements 2.9 Lakh Buildings 224 contributing users 2.9 Lakh features to
  27. 27. THEN NOW
  28. 28. THEN NOW
  29. 29. THEN NOW
  30. 30. THEN NOW
  31. 31. But we can’t stop now Feb 21, 2015
  32. 32. But we can’t stop now Feb 21, 2015
  33. 33. We need YOU! Use the Map Make it Better Make apps with us!
  34. 34. Offline Mapping! Android For iOS: Gallileo Offline Maps
  35. 35. Use it! OSMAnd Offline Navigation
  36. 36. Use it!
  37. 37. And if you can’t find it, map it!
  38. 38. Editing is EASY http://OSM.org (Live DEMO)
  39. 39. How do we make it easier? Increase Map Usage + Literacy Games? Easier to Use App?
  40. 40. Come make fun things! Tole guessing game (I give you a tole name, can you put it on the map?) Geo-caching (Go find interesting caches in interesting locations). Your Ideas? prabhas.pokharel@gmail.com
  41. 41. Thank you! Especially all 1800+ mappers! prabhas.pokharel@gmail.com developer.nirab@gmail.com http://bit.ly/osm-nepal-survey

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