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40 Under 40, 2017: Biplov Banda

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Biplov BhandariRESEARCH ASSOCIATE AT THE GEOINFORMATICS CENTER IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, ASIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

THAILAND

MEMBER AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPER FOR SAHANA SOFTWARE FOUNDATION

CALIFORNIA, USA

BIPLOV BHANDARI EARNED HIS BS IN GEOMATICS ENGINEERING from Kathmandu University, Nepal, in 2014, and now he applies GIS to humanitarian efforts. As soon as he graduated, he worked as an independent consultant for Development Gateway, a nonprofit delivering technology and information solutions for international development, then as a geomatics engineer for Kathmandu Living Labs in Nepal. His specialty is OpenStreetMap and web development.

In Thailand, he works as a research associate for CAP-on-a-MAP, an application for location-specific early warnings, and as a software developer at Sahana Software Foundation, where he’s developing Common Alerting Protocol that enables an early warning system for The Philippines, The Maldives, and Myanmar. He is also working with the open-source project, Sahana Eden (Emergency Development Environment), an open-source framework to rapidly build powerful applications for emergency management.

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