• Filling OpenStreetMap data gaps in rural Nepal: a digital youth internship and leadership programme

    Author(s):
    Nama Raj Budhathoki, Nancy Erbstein, Kshitiz Khanal (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Subject(s):
    Geography, Linked data
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    VGI, Linked open data
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/rw65-t733
    Abstract:
    Crowdsourced, open geospatial data such as the data compiled through OpenStreetMap have proven useful in addressing humanitarian, disaster and development needs. However, the existing ways in which volunteers engage in OpenStreetMap have inherent limitations that lead to critical data gaps in economically underdeveloped countries and regions. Various initiatives that target specific geospatial data gaps and engage volunteers for longer periods have emerged to overcome these limitations, yet there has been limited in-depth study of such targeted mapping initiatives. This article reports the findings from Digital Internship and Leadership (DIAL), a programme designed to fill data gaps in rural Nepal by engaging young people in mapping rural Nepal by integrating targeted mapping, a virtual internship strategy and youth leadership development. The findings suggest the potential benefits of targeted mapping initiatives embedded in youth leadership internship programmes to address those critical data gaps.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 years ago
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