Nepal-related posts and blogging.
Moving to Nepal for a year!
So most of you probably know this, but my wife and I decided to move to Nepal for a year–we’re landing on August 2nd! We are super duper excited for the move, and can’t wait. I dug up some of my favorite photos from my 2006 trip to Nepal, when I went back for the […]
Doing: Recently , I haven’t been working on show-caseable projects, but I did finish my mission in UNICEF Nepal, which among its highlights included a trip to Baitadi in which I managed to take a few pictures. The other highlight of the Nepal trip was the conversations I had with so many amazing people doing […]
Some photos from Far Western Nepal
I was supposed to travel to Jumla this last week, but the plane didn’t fly, so I ended up traveling to Baitadi instead. Some photos from the trip:
Mapping Poverty in Nepal
Chandan Sapkota, who my friend Bigyan calls the “Ezra Klein of Nepal”, produces amazing analysis about Nepal, taking data sources from the obscure reports of government institutions and writing them up in accessible blog posts. When he posted about “Poverty by District in Nepal”, I thought that I’d map the poverty data, since it is hard […]
I’m in Nepal!
Things have been so busy, that I have not been able to even post this simple message here, but I’m in Nepal! I’ll be here for a few more weeks, working with the UNICEF Innovations Unit and the UNICEF Nepal country office to scope out what the potential for an innovations program here might look […]
A presentation on Yatayat
I gave a brown bag to my research lab today about the Yatayat project, which I thought I’d document here, at least in presentation form.
Map-a-thon Nepal: 3000 buildings mapped in an afternoon!
Last weekend’s Map-a-thon was a great success! It was a absolute full house at Lehman College’s GISC Lab, with all the 20 computers in the Lab occupied over the course of the day. We had visitors from the OSM community (most of whom were curious about OSM, but hadn’t gotten hands dirty yet), from the […]
This Saturday, Join us for a Map-A-Thon for Nepal.
International Open Data Day’s mapping Kathmandu snuck up on many of us in New York, so we are organizing a Map-a-thon for Nepal this weekend at Lehman College in the Bronx, whose GISc Lab has graciously agreed to host us! So if you’re in New York, come on down. Lovers of Nepal, Open Data, Maps, Disaster […]
Monsoon Collective, a retrospective
July 2012: what an incredible month! I say this for myself, and hopefully ten others, who got together to form the Monsoon Collective maker/hacker-space in Kathmandu last summer. And now that its been almost nine months, I figured it was time to turn gestating thoughts about the experience into a retrospective blog post… so […]
Links to round up February
Some interesting links from the end of Feburary: OSM Nepal, Open DRI Nepal, Mapbox, and others organized an effort to map Kathmandu’s building footprints as a part of Open Data Day 2013. Groups in DC and Nepal joined in, (as well as yours truly from New York), and the it is quite impressive how much […]