Wednesday 5 October 2016 11:49am
I have very little in the way of tourist insights for this post because everything was focused on trying to finish the projects I have started. During this week I worked on developing a test data set for the new model for the Gorka earthquake that came up since my last visit. I won’t bore you with the details here but it looks really good. After that there was a lot of preliminary work for starting a readjustment of part of the Nepal Control network. Outside of work however was when I got a chance to give a talk to the Nepal Geomatics Engineers Society. I only had a short time so it was a bit of a challenge to squeeze a summary into 10 min, which I almost achieved but it was a great crowd and a lot of good questions. I wasn’t alone. There were two lecturers from Newcastle using Laser Scanning to protect heritage Buildings and several talks form the local membership. However, afterwards during the social gathering on the roof before the group photo I met a group of students from Kathmandu University’s including the president of the student chapter of the Nepal Geomatics Engineers Society. His resulted in my being invited to give a seminar. This was a bit of a challenge because it was only 3 days before the end of term and the start of Festival season but somehow it happened. More about this next week. I have two photos this week, on of me at the podium complete with a traditional scarf and the second a group photo. I confess I had a bit of an accident with the scarf in that, during the lecture it fell off my shoulders and ended up on the floor which got a bit of a laugh, so I still have a bit to learn. Well that is all for now. Next week, a bit about my trip to Katmandu University.