OSM Philippines website
We have a website! OpenStreetMap.org.ph aims to be an advocacy website to help promote OpenStreetMap to the Philippines. If you wish to introduce OpenStreetMap to Filipinos, this website would be a good link. WikiProject Philippines, on the other hand, is targeted for actual mappers and not necessarily for casual users.
The OSM Philippines mailing list (talk-ph) (alternative archives: The Mail Archive, Gmane) is where all the discussions regarding mapping the Philippines take place. When agreements are made, these are documented here in the Wiki. As such, the talk pages here in the Wiki should only be used for discussing how to improve and organize the various Wiki pages and not for discussing how to map the Philippines.
Events and Mapping Parties
Shown below are some recent and upcoming offline OpenStreetMap events and Mapping Parties in the Philippines. If you're interested, check out the Events page and the Mapping Party page for a complete list and also if you want to get involved in participating and organizing such activities.
|| Cavite Road Network Mapping Party
|| This Mapping Party aims to complete and verify the major road network of Cavite such that basic routing between the different cities and municipalities of this historic province is possible.
|| Intramuros Mapping Party
|| Intramuros, Manila
|| This Mapping Party will target the historic district of Intramuros in Manila as well as surrounding areas.
Mapping of the Philippines started sometime in 2006 when (?) marked EDSA in Metro Manila via GPS traces. Since then, mapping effort continued to rapidly increase throughout the years. When Yahoo! permitted OSM to use their satellite imagery for tracing in December 2006, mapping of Metro Manila, one of the areas covered exploded and remains to be the most mapped area in the Philippines approaching around 90% of roads mapped.
Other areas with significant mapping activities include Davao City, which is another area covered by Yahoo!'s imagery, areas in greater Metro Manila, Angeles and Clark, Baguio, and Boracay. Government geospatial data has been imported and these include roads for Laguna and the whole of Naga City in Camarines Sur. Major roads of Mindanao have been mapped as well as other national highways around the Philippines.
- Town and City names from Geonet Name Server uploaded - December 2007
- Yahoo! has Metro Manila covered for high-res imagery - July 2007
- Coastline from SRTM uploaded - ? 2007
The Mapping conventions page contains a summary of the Philippine-specific mapping conventions. As much as possible, mapping and tagging should follow the conventions set by the OpenStreetMap community as a whole, such as indicated in pages like Map Features, Feature Index, and Editing Standards and Conventions. Where these conventions need clarifications in the Philippine context, this page documents such conventions as agreed upon by the Philippine OSM community.
The OSM Philippines community is a recipient of GPS units from the OSM Foundation's GPStogo program. The WikiProject Philippines' GPStogo program page is the location for coordinating the use of these devices and documenting the output as a result of using the GPS units.
Available high resolution imagery
The list of high resolution imagery in the Philippines for tracing features are here
The Data import page documents the import of various open-content data related to the Philippines into the OSM database. Some of the data sources includes the GEOnet Names Server and Naga City's GIS department.
If you are a Filipino or are otherwise interested in mapping the Philippines, please add your name to the Members page. Note that the Wiki username is your username here in the OSM Wiki while the OSM username is your username when contributing to the actual OpenStreetMap. Also, add where you are based in and where you are concentrating in mapping so that other people can know who to contact in case they need advice or help mapping a particular location. (You don't have to put your real name if you don't want to.)
For more information, see the OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc. page
Filipino websites that use OSM