The movement of OpenStreetMap started in Bangladesh in 2010 by Mr. Ishtiaque Ahmed. It began with the benevolent help of the OpenStreetMap Foundation. A small active group of volunteers started working to make it a success in Bangladesh, and the participation is growing day by day. I have been involved in this project since March, 20111, and after departure of Mr. Ishtiaque for his PhD degree at Cornell, I led the development of OpenStreetMap and related research in Bangladesh. I left the team for my PhD in 2013, but have been in touch with different people working for OSM in Bangladesh.
Mapping the country: Since the inception of OSM community in Bangladesh, a small group of active participants are working voluntarily to make OSM a success here. We have made numerous training camps. A few projects have been completed, and some other projects are in progress.
This application helps the registered shop owners to introduce the offers to a nearby consumer and let him know what is around with audio and map support. This application also aids visually impaired people in shopping. We also focus on the benefits of using an open source map over a commercial one.
Me with my colleagues and students!