Eastern University and OpenStreetMap (OSM) Bangladesh Community organized a daylong event on "Workshop on MapillaryBangladesh" held on December 15, 2017 at Eastern University Seminar Hall. More than hundred enthusiastic Mappers from OSM Bangladesh Community, Mapillay Bangladesh Community, YouthMappers Chapters in Bangladesh, and students of EU participated in the workshop.
Mr. Edoardo Neerhut, Community Manager, Mapillary graced the workshop with his presence as the Chief Guest. Prof. Sheikh Tawhidul Islam, Director, Institute of Remote Sensing, Jahangirnagar University was the special guest. Prof. Dr. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Eastern University, presided over the session.Dr. Ishtiaq Ahmed, Assistant Professor, University of Toronto, Canada delivered his speech to share his views with the audience.
The workshop started with the welcome speech by Mr. Ahasanul Hoque, Vice President, Humanitarian OSM Team. Mr. Hoque presented OSM Bangladesh and current status of Mapillary and gave some guideline for future mappers. In his motivating speech the session chairProf. Dr. Md. Mahfuzur Rahman mentioned that volunteering task is very important for students for their future. He also mentioned that in 1971, our victory was achieved by the volunteering initiative, Freedom Fighters were not paid. The Chief Guest of the workshop Mr. Edoardo Neerhut, showed details of Mapillary works, application and future plan of Mapillary. He was delighted to see the enthusiasm, hard work andinherent talentof the mappers.
There was a panel discussion where the participants openly discussed their mapping issues with the guest and experts, shared their experiences, ideas and way forward. Mr. Tasauf A BakiBillah, Head, Map Team, PATHAO;Ms. Maliha Mohiuddin & Ms.AirinAkter, YouthMappers, Dhaka University; Mr. Minhaz Mahmud, OpenStreetMap Bangladesh Community; Mr. Krishno Prashad Mondal & Ms. Sanjida Bintey Ali,YouthMappers IRS-JU;Mr. Atikur Rahman, YouthMappers Dhaka College, Mr. Shahin Matubbor, Mott McDonald; Mr. Md. Atikuzzaman Limon and Ms. Akhi Agatha, Youth Mappers at Eastern University were also presented their ideas and previous contributions.
The event organized by Eastern University, Mapillary, and OSM Bangladesh Community and sponsored by Mapillary and Institute of Remote Sensing, Jahangir Nagar University. The program successfully ended with a concluding note by Mr. Ahasanul Hoque.
Md Atikuzzaman Limon Coordinator, YouthMappers at Eastern University, Bangladesh