#2734 - Kathmandu Living Labs: Pokhara, Nepal (Extended) – Mapping for Resiliency and Emergency Planning

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Pokhara is Nepal’s second largest city after Kathmandu - the 2011 national census recorded a population of around 255,000. Rapid and unplanned urbanization has resulted in a population now exceeding 310,000. The city is located near the base of the Himalayas, and the residents are subject to earthquakes and flooding events from the Seti Gandaki River.

Help us to map critical infrastructure in Pokhara. Using current high-resolution imagery, we will digitize roads, and open areas within the city – resulting in a free and open map data of Pokhara. OpenStreetMap will be used as the platform to digitize, store, and share such critical data for usage by first responders, planners and geospatial enthusiasts.

Pokhara is a city of interest for the Department of State's Secondary Cities Initiative. Secondary Cities is the United States Office of the Geographer’s flagship field-based initiative to assist rapidly growing cities to build capacity for data generation for resiliency, human security, and emergency preparedness. The main activities under this initiative in Pokhara are being led by Kathmandu Living Labs.

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roads, buildings, waterways, open areas
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  • Help collect missing roads and buildings.

  • In addition, for disaster preparedness reasons we are mapping open areas, including sports fields.

There is an opportunity to map missing features that have appeared since 2012 when the default Bing Imagery was taken.

See the Pokhara tracing-guide for more detailed instructions

Through the MapGive project, the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) of the U.S. Department of State is providing the OpenStreetMap community with an access to updated satellite imagery services to help assist in humanitarian mapping.

Imagery Details This imagery is from Digital Globe’s WorldView-3 satellite, and is made up of images taken on December 10th 2015. The images are orthorectified for terrain corrected geographic precision. Additionally, the images have been contrast stretched using a custom stretch and processed into a Tiled Map Service (TMS) for performance.

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