Events - Map Design Competition and GIS Day, 2022

Map Design Competition and GIS Day, 2022

February 1, 2023

NGES aims to encourage mappers from various professional backgrounds to participate in the
open mapping competition. With prizes to winners and a good digital outreach for all
participants, the competition is expected to have good participation.

NGES aims to encourage mappers from various professional backgrounds to participate in the
open mapping competition. With prizes to winners and a good digital outreach for all
participants, the competition had good participation.

The objective of this program is to build awareness about the potential applications of OSM
datasets for map-making.

A panel of judges from various backgrounds was selected which included the following
individuals:
● Mr. Suresh Man Shrestha, Cartography Expert
● Mr. Biplob Rakhal, GIS Expert, WFP Nepal
● Mr. Amrit Karmacharya, Survey Officer, Survey Department
● Mr. Can Unen, Trainer, Open Mapping Hub- Asia Pacific

This event was organized on the occasion of World GIS Day 2022.

Five winners(First, second, third), best cartography and public choice map were awarded and declared winner on respective categories out of 44 maps submitted from 40 individual. Along with this slogan competition winner was also awarded. For more details and to review the winners and submitted please review this facebook post.

Similarly, GIS Day was equally celebrated by NGES at the Survey Department, Ministry of Land
Management, Cooperatives, and Poverty Alleviation (MoLCPA) inviting the director general of
the Department and other distinguished guests on the same day.

● Guests
○ Mr. Prakash Joshi, Director General, Survey Department
○ Mr. Sushil Narsingh Rajbhandari, Deputy Director General, Survey Department
○ Mr. Tanka Dahal, Director, Survey Department
○ Er. Sanjeevan Shrestha, Chief Survey Officer
● Invitees
○ Geomatics Engineers
○ Participants of Map Design Competition

Please review this facebook post for event day photos.

The event was led by our active executive member Er. Rabi Shrestha with the support of NGES team.

Event Date: November 16, 2022

Venue: Survey Department