Project Ilam

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Zoom level : 14
Latitude : 26.9117
Longitude : 87.9202

Ilam is the city of Nepal located at 26.9117,87.9202 with the beauty of Tea plantation and also the traditional Nepali culture

Project Goals

Mapping on the project Ilam have following (and more) goals:

1. To get the utmost possible data accuracy using high resolution imagery from Bing and Digital Globe in area of District Ilam.

2. To provide up to date maps in the cases of Disasters

3. Show public bodies how OSM and satellite images will be useful to provide maps with higher spatial resolution for Large Geographic Area

4. To update the spatial database for public use .

5. To develop this project as a example project for other developing nations.


Mappers from Western countries (people who are remotely mapping) on the project should focus on the geometry development (Point, Line, Polygon) with highest possible spatial accuracy. People nearby or at Nepal (Local People) should Name the features and add other important attributes of the spatial data. Progress of geometry data as well as attribute information should be updated together. The collaboration of International mappers and local people makes the complete map because only geometry or the only text can never give complete information.

We can use following tools to map on this project:

Fast Draw and Contour Merge on JOSM for the fast editing of the data

some users may also use ID editor to contribute their work.

All the Technical information about mapping, specification, tags, relationships can be found at Project ilam Specification page


Contributors for this project are/Could be:

1. Kathmandu Living Labs

2. International Mapping Community, in particular:


OSMStats Nepal

3. Different University Student associations like GESAN (Geomatics Engineering Students' Association of Nepal)

4. YouthMappers

5. Department of Survey Nepal

Possible Scientific Application

Map has always been the Source of determination of pattern for analysis of BIG data, Beside Humanitarian use map from this project may also be useful for the research purpose for different data and scientific veterans. Some of possible application are:

  • Analysis of Deforestation
  • Analysis of Spatial Pattern for analysis and management of social conflict and problems.
  • Analysis of pattern of urbanization and economic Growth.
  • planning of development projects.