Bangladesh Open Innovation Lab (BOIL)

In early 2017, a group of active members from the OpenStreetMap Bangladesh Community (OSMBD) decided to form an unofficial entity Bangladesh Open Innovation Lab (BOIL) to utilize the massive and diversified potential of crowdsourced OpenStreetMap data and take the Open Data Movement forward.

Ongoing projects

See our latest projects, fresh in to the pan, boiling to change the world!

Map Your City

  • Started: 28 April, 2017
  • Major cities of bangladesh

Drawing all the major features of all major cities in Bangladesh in order to fill the insfrastructural information gap.

Clean Dhaka, Smart Dhaka

  • Started: 17 March, 2018
  • Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Identifying opportunities to make local urban waste management more sustainable and resilient using OpenStreetMap data.

Publicly Accessible Toilet Mapping in Dhaka

  • Started: July 10, 2018
  • Dhaka city, Bangladesh

Raising social awareness about and ensuring easy accessibility to proper sanitation, and keeping the environment clean.

Water Management Knowledge and Innovation Programme

  • Upcoming: September, 2018
  • Patuakhali, Barisal division

Ensuring a sustainable water management system for the coastal areas.

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Completed projects

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South Asian Flood, Bangladesh

Mapping parts of 31 districts in 5 divisions devastated by the 2017 flood, in order to help the 6.9 million affected people.

Korail Slum Mapping

Improving health service through open data-driven approaches.

Rohingya Migration Crisis

Assisting the coordinated operation by UNHCR, MSF, Redcross & other aid agencies in Ukhia, Cox's Bazar.

CEIP Polders Package

Mapping the areas under the Coastal Embankment Improvement Program (CEIP) on the southern side of Bangladesh to support Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB).

Typhoid Burden Assessment

Mapping areas vulnerable to typhoid in Tangail district, Bangladesh.

Disaster Mapping at Belkuchi

Developing a detailed base map for most vulnerable areas of Belkuchi union under Sirajganj district in Bangladesh, to support Comprehensive Disaster Managment using OpenStreetMap platform.

Organizations We have Worked With

Our Blog

Check out some of our blog posts on Medium!

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