Do you want to learn how to use OpenStreetMap (OSM), a free and open geographic database that is updated and maintained by a community of volunteers? Do you want to contribute to a meaningful project that will help disaster response in Karnali region of Nepal?
If your answer is yes, then you should join ‘Mapping Saga: OSM Workshop and Mapathon’, a virtual event organized by Itech Karnali in collaboration with Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific, START Network Nepal, and KIRDARK. The event aims to map the road network of Jumla, Mugu, and Kalikot districts in Nepal, which are prone to natural disasters such as landslides. Your mapping efforts will directly impact the disaster response and resilience in these areas, creating safer and more resilient communities.
The event will consist of two sessions. In the first session to be held on November 8 (Wednesday), you will learn the basics of OSM and how to use the ID editor, a web-based tool for editing OSM data. You will also learn about data quality and how to participate in mapping tasks using the Tasking Manager, a web application that coordinates collaborative mapping.
In the second session to be held on November 11 (Saturday), you will learn how to use JOSM, a desktop-based tool for editing OSM data. You will also learn how to map roads using JOSM and how to improve data quality and accuracy.
Interestingly, winners in both the sessions will get exciting gifts.
Please watch this video to know more about Mapping Saga:
The event is open to anyone who is interested in learning and contributing to OSM. You can register for participation here. The winners of the mapathon will get exciting gifts, so don’t miss this opportunity to learn, contribute, and win!
Day 1: November 8 (1:15 PM)
Day 2: November 11 (1:15 PM)
Registration Link: https://rb.gy/xz6gb
Virtual Venue: Zoom/Meet
After successful registration, the event link will be shared with you..
If you are interested, please register now and be part of the mapping saga.
TechSathi is the official media partner for the event.