We at NAXA work on both client based and also implement our own ideas into reality. Here are some of the ideas that are successfully implemented.
The Web based Risk Assessment platform is an online GIS based platform that provides location based information of all resources, urban infrastructures highlighting mainly the prominent risks and hazards in two Municipalities of Ktm Valley: Changu Narayan and Shankarapur Municipality. This is a digital system for urban disaster risk resilience which looks at the spatial extent of the urban area, assess the risks and their geo-locations, explores what resources are available in both urban areas .
The web based socio-economic atlas is an ambitious step taken by Far Western Development Commission to opening up socio economic datasets of the Far west region via digital interface. The socio economic datasets are grouped under different indicators allowing system users to view, interact and even download the datasets as well as graphs, charts.This open data initiative enables planners, policy makers, non-governmental organizations and also researchers to easily use the datasets for Far west region.
FieldSight is a technological platform for remote monitoring, supervision, and quality assurance on humanitarian, development, and construction projects. It connects semi-skilled and project personnel working in the field with skilled and management personnel based in regional or central offices. It provides tools to customize remote data collection, deliver education and reference materials, and improve communication across multiple channels in order to enhance the work of teams working on distant and remote project sites.
Surakshit Ghar is a mobile application launched by the National Reconstruction Authority with technical support from Build Change to provide remote technical assistance and safe construction awareness information to earthquake affected Nepal homeowners . The application contains official NRA messages along with images, illustrations, audio clips and videos on safe reconstruction, information regarding both the first and second volumes of Design Catalogue for Reconstruction of Earthquake Resistant Houses and contact details of Engineers and trained Masons.
The virtual tour of Eklephant Village, Sangachowk, Sindhupalchok, is a panoramic tour of the village that allows viewer to travel around the village , explore individual houses to see how it has been repaired after the Earthquake damage.The panoramic tour is a very powerful educational material as it allows viewers to interact with the building elements and see what new components has been added to an earthquake damage building to increase the structural strength.
Conservation Tracking Application (CTA) is a digital system that allows tracking of project progress in real time over maps,charts and tables. The project has been founded on the simple idea of digitizing the current system of data collection and reporting of conservation programs under WWF Nepal, Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) program.In last two and a half years, the system has been effectively deployed in the ongoing conservation program monitoring processes at different locations.
“Hamro Sudurpaschim” is a mobile application targeted to serve as the platform that highlights the Province no 7, Far West Region. This application aims to justify the role of the Far Western Development Commission (A development committee established for development of far west region) in the development of the region and also provides information about the socio-economic status of the region, updates on all the past and ongoing development activities including their progress as well.
Digital Resource Mapping and Municipal Profile Preparation of Kageswori Manahara Municipality is consists of two major components : A Resource Map that shows all major natural resources and urban infrastructures as map datasets and a profile book that includes in detail the socio economic aspects of the region.A participatory approach was followed to identify the project parameters where interactions program was organized at local ward and municipal level to finalize resource types and data layers.
Clean KTM is a crowd reporting platform that allows citizens of kathmandu to report the waste being treated arbitrarily around the city just by capturing an image and pressing of a button on their phone.This system is built of two major components: A Mobile component that enables users to report the location of waste dumps along with photos and messages, and a Web component available only to Municipality authority to view and respond to all reports.
We have conducted trainings on GIS and its applications at both private and non- private agencies ( governmental and non- governmental) agencies. The training aimed at building the capacity of participants to better understand the basics of mapping using GIS and performing spatial analysis to support evidence based decision making.The training course was designed as per the need of the participants and emphasized both theoretical and practical understanding of GIS among the participants.
High Resolution mapping Ponkar Glacier, Manang is the first of its kind Aerial survey of a Glacier located in Manang district using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)–popularly known as drone. NAXA had an opportunity to do this pilot project with the use of UAV in high altitude Glacier with the research team of Himalayan Cryosphere, Climate and Disaster Research Center under the Kathmandu University led by Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha back in 2015 A.D.
The 3D model of Kathmandu University is the first ever complete three dimensional model of an educational institution in Nepal that shows both landscape as well as building in 3D environment. The 3D model has been prepared adopting multisource data integration technique where different datasets from different sources were combined .The founders of NAXA are the students of Kathmandu University and they carried out this project as a part of their Engineering study in 2013.
Sthaniya Sarkar “Local Government ” is a digital dashboard and a dynamically updated geodata portal that allows a local government to access its capacity in terms of resources and potentials it holds.
Sthaniya Sarkar “Local Government ” is a digital dashboard and a dynamically updated geodata portal that allows a local government to access its capacity in terms of resources and potentials it holds.The system provides a digital interface for local government authorities to facilitate easy data management, update and analysis. It has map based visualization and query functionality for available municipal datasets and a platform to enable public report over development projects in the area including any other feedbacks/suggestions. The project also provides an updated municipal profile to the local government based on the detailed survey datasets and participatory feedbacks from locally elected representatives , local experts and municipal staffs.With this tool on hand, decision making becomes more data driven because graphic visualization can make data more understandable. Crowdsourced data from the general public increases the accessibility of data on decision maker’s end.
In short,this is a Digital Dashboard for the mayor, an E-Profile to the local unit and a Communication medium between locals and the govt..The administrative divisions have been newly modified in Nepal and Sthaniya Sarkar is believed to be a planning and decision making tool for the new government.
Resource Maps : One Click access to Digital inventory of all kinds of resources: natural resource and urban infrastructures of a local unit.
Digital Suchana Pati: Opening Municipal decisions, plans and policies, programs to the local citizens.
Open Budget and Development details : Interactive visualization of yearly budgets classified over maps and charts.
Digital Progress Monitoring System :Dashboard for State govt. To digitally collect project progress information from concerned offices.
Connecting Citizens and Government : Allows citizens to share their concerns and feedbacks on Municipal govt. Operations and projects.
he first step of any conservation and promotion works begins with identification of the features. They have to be located, highlighted and brought to knowledge of a common man.
The first step of any conservation and promotion works begins with identification of the features. They have to be located, highlighted and brought to knowledge of a common man. They need to be displayed well, so that not only pilgrims visiting them but tourists too can get insights on how and where temples, deities and archaeologically significant structures are located. In short, our heritages need to be mapped and displayed. As such, Heritage Mapping of Boudhanath Heritage site is a map making initiative that was supported by Shree Boudhanath Heritage Development Trust. The map has been printed and installed in front of the main Stupa few meters towards west from the main entrance.
One of the biggest challenges after Nepal Earthquake 2015 was to ensure proportional distribution of relief materials and supplies in all the major affected regions .Many people and organizations travelling to affected locations for help were not recorded in any forms. As a result, there was unequal distribution of support materials. In order to provide a map-based view of relief distribution activities in the earthquake damaged districts in 2015, NAXA developed a simple location based digital tool application that allowed registration of relief activity with details about the VDC, target population, type of supplies, date, etc. so that a dynamic web map with identification of least relieved areas can be identified. The tool was used by some volunteering groups going to affected areas with immediate needy items.
❏ Select the target VDC, wards from a map of affected regions.
❏ Fill in a digital form with general information like name of individual /groups, tentative quantity of relief materials and contact info.
❏ Look over an area of interest and identify if any other groups are also coming to the same region.
❏ Download relief information for a particular area in open data formats.
Resource mapping of a local administrative unit involves mapping of location and attribute data for major point of interests and ground features like Hospitals/Medical Centers, Educational Institutions (Schools, Colleges and Hospitals), Shopping centers,economic zones and Local business, Government, private organizations and offices, road and river networks. etc. within the administrative boundaries of individual wards and entire municipality/Rural municipality. The digital approach involves use of mobile application and digital tools like Google Earth to prepare maps of communities. The approach is participatory as we sit together with govt. Officials,ward and municipal representatives from the office, and also local experts, focal groups to map the major POIs in that particular area.
❏ Collection of Spatial and Attribute data using Mobile application and Walking Papers
❏ Focal group workshops at ward level to collect stakeholder inputs and local people knowledge of the major features in particular location.
❏ Preparation of thematic maps and map dissemination via hard copy paper maps in rural areas and interactive web maps in urban areas
Progress monitoring is a subject of concern to all agencies that have service delivery in diverse locations. It is time consuming as well as costly to send progress reports conventionally. Though, mail services have been replacing conventional systems in recent days. But it is always better to have a web based
Progress monitoring is a subject of concern to all agencies that have service delivery in diverse locations. It is time consuming as well as costly to send progress reports conventionally. Though, mail services have been replacing conventional systems in recent days. But it is always better to have a web based application that allows multi-level user functionalities, central storage of data in a remote secure server and tracking of timestamp of the received reports. It also makes the process efficient meaning reports are received in real time without delays, makes communication and feedback system easier and makes the process robust.We have worked with few govt. Ministries and also the Far Western Development Commission to develop such systems.
❏ A web dashboard that shows the list of all the departments under a ministry along with the latest time for the submission of progress reports
❏ Digital version of forms tas developed by the National Planning commission for monthly, quarterly and yearly progress reporting.
❏ Mechanism to send and receive comments, feedbacks between the ministry and departments