Announcing selected team for OSM Hackfest 2022

Open Knowledge Nepal

Open Knowledge Nepal

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Wed Jun 15 2022

Open Technologies for Public Good: 12 ideas,12 teams, 8 colleges, 5 days.

OSM Hackfest 2022 organizer committee is excited to announce the 12 teams who will be part of Hackfest 2022.

OSM Hackfest 2022 is a national competition that aims for students to:

  • Utilize the free and open-source geographical database of the world to build impactful civic tools and technologies.
  • Gain a deeper understanding of OSM & Open Technologies.
  • Showcase ideas and skillsets on a regional scale.

The winning team of OSM Hackfest 2022 will be fully sponsored for “State of The Map Asia” happening at Philippines.

The name of the selected teams are:

Omnecal

Idea: Third Eye for People who use Public Transportation

College: Kathmandu University

ICMS Team

Idea: Plight Guard (Eliminate time delay in emergency)

College: ICMS, Samarpan Academy

Sagarmatha

Idea: Fitness App for Route Recommendation and Gamifying Exercise Experience

College: Sagarmatha Engineering College

GOSMD

Idea: Nearest Hospital on your Need

College: Bhaktapur Multiple Campus

BAAL

Idea: Urban Mapping (Solution of farming and renewable resources)

College: Bhaktapur Multiple Campus

Nadir

Idea: USE ME (Waste management)

College: Sagarmatha Engineering College

Pollyanna

Idea: UV (Mapping development)

College: Kathmandu University

Geoneer

Idea: Risk Mapping of Gas Produced from Landfill Site

College: Institute of Engineering(IOE), Paschimanchal Campus

KU-GEOAI

Idea: Web-based Data Visualization and Need Assessment of Emergency Health Services

College: Kathmandu University

405 Found

Idea: Medi-X (Location-based medicare)

College: Kathford International College

Carpe diem

Idea: Superblocks: The Future of Urbanization

College: Kathford International College

Mapmosphere Crew – 1

Idea: Mapmosphere (Simplifying data collection and visualization)

College: Institute of Engineering(IOE) – Paschimanchal Campus, Advanced College of Engineering and Sciences, Gandaki College of Engineering and Sciences

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The ideas of the Hackfest are based on the following impact areas

  • Disasters and climate resilience
  • Public Health
  • Gender
  • Sustainable cities and communities
  • Displacement and safe migration

In addition, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the 17 colleges, who hosted us for the introductory program, “Open Technologies for Public Good”. Where we shared our knowledge, experience, and skills with students and raised discussion on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), OpenStreetMap (OSM), and Open Data.

The Hackfest 2022 is happening in Kathmandu, Nepal from 20th June 2022 to 24th June 2022. It is organized by the Open Mapping Hub Asia-Pacific, in collaboration with Open Knowledge Nepal, Kathmandu Living Labs, and Open Tech Community, and is supported by Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team.

For more information about the event, please visit: https://osmhackfest.github.io/