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Gauri Shankar Dangol

Research Associate, Digital Cartography, Geospatial Solutions

My role at ICIMOD

As a research associate specializing in cartography, I develop various types of maps, participatory 3 dimensional models, and publish web map services to visualize the work of our programmes and themes.

Gauri Shankar Dangol

Q:

How do you protect the pulse of the planet?

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What we see helps us to understand, whether we are policy makers or citizens. My work visualizing data for mountain environments and people protects the pulse of the planet because well visualized map cartography helps facilitate effective planning and decision making, which is necessary for climate action, for good environmental stewardship and for promoting wellbeing.

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What is your favorite part of the work you do at ICIMOD?

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Working with highly specialized professionals.

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What are you passionate about?

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Cartography.

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My qualifications

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I have over 25 years of experience in 3d modelling, computer aided design, cartography, graphics and multimedia design and large format printing. Having joined ICIMOD to work in web assistance, I have since then worked in developing ICIMOD’s intranet/internet, multimedia CDs and presentations, maps, and posters.

Before joining ICIMOD, I worked in Nepal with the United Nations Development Programme, Mercantile Office Systems, and the Department of Survey, and have contributed to digitization and activity mapping initiatives for many multilateral agencies and projects. My design concept for the Kranti Dwar (Gate) in Gaur, Rautahat, Nepal was awarded the first prize by the Department of Urban Development & Building Construction, Government of Nepal in 2001.

I have extensive experience in ArcGIS, geospatial processing programs, python, AutoCAD, Google SketchUp, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign and MS Office. I completed a Bachelor of Commerce from Tribhuvan University.