WikiProject Philippines/Data import/DepEd Schools

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The Department of Education Physical Facilities & School Engineering Division - School Mapping Unit (PFSED-SMU) conducted a nationwide mapping project to locate public elementary and high schools nationwide. Maning Sambale coordinated with DepEd PFSED-SMU regarding the access to the data with the intention of using this information to improve public school data in OSM.

DepEd PFSED-SMU provided spreadsheet and shapefile data of the school location. The data comprised of ~14,000 point locations nationwide of ~30% of all public schools in the country.

This page documents the process of data conversion with the end goal of using the processed data to update public school information in OSM.


  1. Preparation, discussion - April 2013
  2. Import -

Import Data

Data description

Summary stats: Elementary schools: ~12,000 locations HS: ~2,000

Sample attributes: OGRFeature(deped_es_loc):12571

 REGION (String) = Region VIII
 DIVISION (String) = Biliran
 DISTRICT (String) = Cabucgayan
 LEGDIST_ID (Integer) = 0
 SCHOOL_ID (String) = 120792
 SCHOOL_NAM (String) = Langgao ES
 X (Real) =      124.612920000000003
 Y (Real) =       11.507650000000000
 NO_STREET (String) = -
 BRGY_CODE (Integer) = 87803008
 BRGY_NAME (String) = Brgy Langgao
 MUNI_CODE (Integer) = 87803000
 MUNI_NAME (String) = Cabucgayan
 PROV_NAME (String) = Biliran
 POINT (124.61292 11.50765)

Import Type

Data Preparation

Data Reduction & Simplification

Tagging Plans

Changeset Tags

We will use the following changeset tags.

Data Transformation

  • ogr2osm

Data Merge Workflow

Team Approach



Reverse plan

In case of any trouble, JOSM reverter will be used.