Smart Mobility
Mappers for Smart Mobility

Open Street Map (OSM) - Philippines On-site Mapathon, 28 May 2022
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After more than 2 years of lockdowns, the OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines community has finally come out and started to meet up! 

With the support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom in the Philippines, MapBeks, advocates for diversity inclusion and representation focused specifically for Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, etc. (LGBTQI+) on OpenStreetMap in partnership with the OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines local community,revived its in-person meet ups and will be hosting training sessions that would allow knowledge sharing and application of learnings on geospatial data mapping.

As an open-source repository for the whole world, OSM houses various critical transport data like road networks, PWD accessibility, biking features, and many more that supports planning, development, research in current and future projects. This is a big support on smart mobility as data availability is a key component in developing such mechanisms to grow.

first open street mapathon
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For the first meet-up, last May 28, 2022 in OpenSpace Katipunan, 14 enthusiasts from Open Mapping Hub Asia Pacific, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines, Junior Philippine Geographical Society, and local OSM community members attended to openly discuss and acquaint themselves with OSM. The attendees were able to:

  • Get an introduction to mapping on OpenStreetmap by Feye Andal of Youth Mappers
  • Map in Palimbag, Sultan Kudarat using iD editor care of Aimon Pangan of Action for Economic Reforms
  • Share experiences in mapping marine protected areas in Batangas by Maning Sambale of MapBox
  • Share experiences Using OSM to Map Leni Murals by Aaliyah Sambale


on-site event
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For the following 6 months, the local OSM community aims to hold a monthly meet-up in Katipunan, Quezon City to provide an open and safe space for new and existing OSM mappers to converse and build connections.

  • Session 2 July 2, 2022 Pride Month Celebration and LGBT Safe Spaces Mapathon
  • Session 3 July 30, 2022 Remote Mapping of Road Networks and Settlements for Disaster Preparedness and Response
  • Session 4 August 27, 2022 OpenStreetMap Aniversarry Celebration
  • Session 5 September 24, 2022 QGIS Open Day - educating communities on open mapping tools
  • Session 6 October 29, 2022 Disability and Bike Features themed Mapping

The meet-ups are only open to the first 25 individuals so please do register in this link so that we may send you an invitation.