[HOT] OSM based project in Bangladesh

Ahasanul Hoque hoque.ahasan at gmail.com
Wed Oct 28 17:44:58 UTC 2015

Hi Marc,
Thanks for your reply. No I havnt contacted with cadasta but i will do that
soon. Interesting to see the link you shared and thakks for your
understanding the project that I told in my mail.  You are right, its not
important whether the project is humanitarian or not, the matter is how to
look at it. The land is government owned free land what were distributed to
the poor landless people but now illegally captured and encroached by some
people. that is why the organization wants to keep the data in open
platform where the community can share the status of the parcels. I also
agree with you that this is a data preparedness too for any type of
emergencies since the areas are lying in food vulnerable zone of Jamalpur

Best regards


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On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 3:14 PM, Marc van den Homberg <marcjchr at gmail.com>

> Hi Ahasanul,
> Are you already in contact with www.cadasta.org? And also in the
> Netherlands a related initiative has started, see
> http://www.iicadastre.org/.
> Not sure if they will have the smartphone-based technical solutions for
> the accuracy you mention though. But if you are ready to revert to drones
> with LiDAR it will be possible... :-)
> Experiences with mapping land parcels of small holder farmers in South
> America have shown by the way that digitizing land parcels to resolve land
> disputes/land claim issues might actually lead to severe "blackmailing" of
> the initiative by those wanting to avoid the capturing of land and
> resources.
> Whether to call this project humanitarian or not is a question of how to
> look at it and which type of project land you are talking about (belonging
> to a CSO or NGO project?). In general mapping where people live and which
> land they commonly use can definitely help in the response phase when
> people have to relocate and find alternative sheltering. To return to their
> -not officially owned- land can be an issue... if project developers or the
> government want to start using/exploiting these areas differently. So it
> could be called a form of data preparedness.
> Best Marc
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> Date: Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:56:33 +0600
> Subject: [HOT] Suggestion needed for designing an OSM based project
> Hello,
> Take greetings from Dhaka Bangladesh. I need a help to design an OSM based
> project. An organization is thinking to digitalise some of their project
> land areas, keep them on open platform and get regular update on the
> tenure, rearrangement of allocation/splitting of the parcels, feature
> change status regularly. But the land parcel's  measurement is a vital, it
> should have inch level accuracy. Also, they are thinking to get all the
> updates through a mobile app from field.
> I found a strong potentiality of this idea with OSM . Now wondering, do
> anyone know any example or similar type project what was/were based on OSM
> ? it will be great help for designing the project as well as for spreading
> OSM in Bangladesh if you kindly share the links, report, experience alike.
> You are also welcome to put your valuable suggestion in regards.
> Thanks and Regards
> Ahasan
> .....................................................................................
> Ahasanul Hoque
> *GIS & Env. Data Mgt Specialist*MSc in RS and GIS | *AIT, Thailand.*
> MSc. in Env. Science| *KU, Bangladesh.*
> *Diploma in Disaster Mgt & Humanitarian Response* |
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