I have spoken at various events in the past, ran workshops and training sessions. Mostly these talks were related to my work with Google Map Maker. However I am now more focused towards tech, startups and mentoring.
I was invited along with Omer Sheikh, a fellow mapper to highlight our mapping efforts through Google Map Maker during couple of natural disasters that helped facilitate relief and rescue efforts on grounds for various agencies such as UNITAR/UNOSAT.
The Summit hosted Google Map Maker Mappers, Geo Modelers, Panoramio Enthusiasts from Asia Pacific to celebrate their contribution in crowd-sourced efforts and to set new strategies to increase community engagement.
The Regional Conference brought most active cartographers together to meet, have fun and learn from each other. Teams and individuals from each region presented their interesting stories of mapping and how digital maps have helped their regions.
I was invited along with Faraz Ahmad , a fellow mapper at Google Map Maker to share our experience and strategies we adapted to rapidly map Pakistan – with keeping up the quality. This helped attendees learn different methodologies towards digital cartography of Africa.
I was invited along with Omer Sheikh at TEDx Lahore 2010 to speak about improtance of open access to public information and data – especially during times of natural disasters. We spoke about the struggle faced by agencies due to limited and restricted availability of information and data.