Come out for International Open Data Day and help map the Nepalese capital Kathmandu. We will be joining forces with OpenStreetMap Nepal and the World Bank’s GFDRR to create a comprehensive map of Kathmandu with the aim to provide a critical resource for disaster risk mitigation and emergency planning.

Specifically we will be tracing geographical features as a preparative step for ground surveys conducted by OpenStreetMap Nepal and the GFDRR. The State Department’s HIU and Digital Globe will be providing latest available Satellite imagery for this event.

If you have never worked with OpenStreetMap before, no problem. This is a great opportunity to get started, it’s quick to learn and there will be trainers who can show you how to.

The event will be part of the Open Data Day DC 2013, one of many similar events taking place throughout the world on International Open Data Day.

To attend please RSVP on Eventbrite.

You can also join remotely. Read the mapping guide to learn about the editing goals, pick tasks from the tasking manager and then use the editor of your choice to join the mapping party. If you’d like to connect personally or you’re looking for help, you can find us on the #osm-nepal channel on irc.oftc.net throughout the day.

Mapping Kathmandu on OpenStreetMap International Open Data Day Washington DC World Bank, Preston Auditorium

February 23rd, 2013 9:00AM to 5:30PM Come and leave at any time

Bring a laptop computer and a mouse.