The role and significance of maps and map data for humanitarian impact has been increasing in recent years. Maps provide us with crucial insight about physical and human landscapes that allow communities, decision-makers, and policy-makers to make informed decisions.

In 2021, the Facebook Community Impact Microgrants, with the partnership of the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, was launched to implement three (3) open mapping projects in the Asia Pacific region to empower and catalyze local OSM communities and groups to utilize mapping to create impacts in their societies.

Among the three projects selected, Geomatics Engineering Society from Kathmandu University led the mapping of areas home to historically indigenous Chepang communities in Nepal. Through mapping these areas, the team is able to alleviate the issues being faced by these indigenous communities to policymakers, government bodies, and a wide global network. The data collected and mapped are presented in this Map Book.

Click here to view the Map Book