Published Date: 2013-02-01, Friday
Mr. Subash Ghimire, Assistant Professor and Co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering program extended warm welcome to the Guests and participants and presented on the different activities of the Geomatics Engineering Program of Kathmandu University. Similarly, Mr. Shashish Maharjan, Lecturer of Geomatics Engineering Program presented on various open street mapping (OSM ) activities carried out by the program. Likewise, Dr. Nama Raj Budhathoki, Open DRI Nepal lead presented on different issues of Open street mapping and activities carried out by Open DRI Nepal.
Mr. Ryan Sommerville,
Regional co-ordinator, Open DRI south Asia and Mr. Robert Soden, Open DRI technical lead, The World Bank, Washington DC have expressesed their willingness to work together in this sector with the University. Mr. Janak Raj Joshi, co-ordinator of Geomatics Engineering Program, LMTC, Mr. Pankaj Dawadi, undergraduate program co-ordinator from Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Geomatics Engineering faculties from Kathmandu University Mr. Nawaraj Shrestha and Mr. Ganesh Dhakal, Mr. Lekhnath Dahal and Abhash Joshi, Instructors from LMTC actively participated in the interaction program. The interaction program has found out the following interconnected areas for potential collaboration.Organising a Mapathon for international Open Data Day on February 2013.Digitising building footprints, mapping point of interest (POIs), and validating data in the Kathmandu ValleyCollecting socioeconomic and building structural dataOrganising a Hackathon sometime later in 2013