World GIS Day Celebrated at Kathmandu University

Geomatics Engineering Society (GES), a departmental club of Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering organized an event to celebrate and join the global campaign of World GIS Day 2018 on Wednesday, November 21. It was celebrated with the slogan ‘Discover the world through GIS’ at Kathmandu University Central Campus at Dhulikhel, Kavre, Nepal. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma, Registrar of Kathmandu University and Dr. Damber Bahadur Nepali, Dean of School of Engineering, Kathmandu University. Dr. Prachand Man Pradhan, Head, Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering gave welcome remarks. Experts, designated personalities, guests, and faculties from geospatial field were present in the event.

gis day 2018 poster

Guests along with students
The objectives of this event were:

  • To become a part of global community in Geospatial field
  • To showcase the achievements of Kathmandu University Geomatics Engineering students via project demonstration
  • To provide the platform for awareness and information sharing on GIS
  • To organize a national level meetup of Geospatial experts of Nepal

Following events were held on the day:

  • Geospatial project demonstration
  • Formal talks and presentation by national level experts
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) image capture demonstration
  • GeoSpace (Annual magazine of Geomatics Engineering of Kathmandu University) launch
  • Treasure hunt and games
  • Geospatial tools and products stalls
  • Different map related competition
  • Launch of informative video on Geomatics Engineering Program prepared by Geomatics Engineering 2015 Batch students

There were also some pre-events conducted in order to advertise the main event and to spread the message about geospatial field along with its importance. These events were:

  • Map literacy program
  • Mapathon
  • Data Insight Hackathon

The program was supported by Land Management and Training Center and Dhulikhel Municipality. Rajdevi Engineering Consultant Pvt. Ltd. and Naxa supported the event.

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