Archive for February, 2010

As a follow-up to the previous post, this week’s Featured image is the map of San Pablo City. This Laguna city has been mapped almost single-handedly by Ian Lopez with not much more than a GPS device (thanks to the GPStogo program). This shows that you can map even without high-resolution satellite imagery.

One of our prolific—and youngest—mappers is Ian Lopez of San Pablo, Laguna and he is studying in the University of the Philippines, Los Baños. With a unit from the GPStogo program he has made San Pablo and Los Baños one of the best-mapped places in OpenStreetMap! Almost all of the GPS traces you will see [...]

Last Saturday, March 20, Maning, Rally, and I went to FEATI University to give a workshop about OpenStreetMap to the Students’ Association of Geodetic Engineering (SAGE). We were invited by Sorbi, a Geodetic Engineering student of the said university and an admirer of the OpenStreetMap project. He thought that presenting OSM to his fellow students [...]

Shown above is the Pseud-O style OpenOrienteeringMap rendering of Ayala Center, Makati showing fine detail in the building shapes.

The Students’ Association of Geodetic Engineering (SAGE) of FEATI University have invited the Philippine OpenStreetMap community to give a workshop about OpenStreetMap and OSM in the Philippines. The workshop will be held this Saturday, March 20 at the university. There will also be a field mapping portion targeting Binondo and Quiapo.
Interested to join? Join the [...]

The City Government of Marikina encourages cycling as an alternative mode of transportation within the city. For this week’s featured image, we have a map where bike routes are highlighted on OpenCycleMap. And for Valentine’s Day, go biking: it’s good for the heart!

In the wake of any natural disaster, easily- and fast-obtainable mapping data is a must for assessing the situation, and coordinating rescue and relief activities and rehabilitation. After Typhoon Ondoy struck the Philipines, MapAction sprung to action producing situation maps. Some of these maps, like the one above showing depth of flooding, uses OSM road [...]

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