Intramuros Mapping Party

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OpenStreetMap of Intramuros
The Intramuros Mapping Party is an OpenStreetMap event that will be held on December 11, 2010, in the walled district of Intramuros and surrounding areas in the city of Manila. Join us and help make the best free and open map of this historic area!

What is a Mapping party?

Mapping parties are events where anyone can come and participate in the OpenStreetMap project. OpenStreetMap is a free and open source map that can be contributed, edited and used by anyone anywhere. Mapping parties are social events where experienced and new mappers can meet to share and learn more about the project. The events are generally held in a public place, and allow time for discussions, mapping and editing.

The event is open to all. Are you a newbie interested in OpenStreetMapping? We will help you get started right away. Are you a business owner who wants a map showing your business location? We can help get your business location in the map. Are you a Garmin GPS owner who wants a routable map in your device? We will load our map in your device.

It's fun. It's free. You can help.

Learn more about Mapping Parties in general or see other upcoming or past Mapping Parties in the Philippines.


Time Venue Activity
8:00–10:00 Chowking Intramuros Morning meetup and briefing. Newbies can be given an introduction to OSM and be taught how to use GPS units if needed. The final assignment of slices will be done at this time depending on the attendance. Attendees may also have breakfast as well.
10:00–4:00 Assigned areas On-the-ground survey. Mappers will go to their assigned slices and do surveying and data collection. Mappers can also have lunch at their leisure during this time.
4:00 onwards Museo Pambata Afternoon meetup and socials. Mappers will converge to share stories of the day and newbies can be taught how to edit and input data into the OSM database. Attendees with Garmin GPS units can also have the OSM map installed. Long-time community members can also talk and plan further activities.

What will we map?

General objectives

  • TBD

Cake Slices

Cake slicing is a phrase used in OpenStreetMap Mapping Parties where the area to be mapped (the cake) gets divided into smaller areas (the slices) such that each slice can be surveyed and mapped by around one to three people. It's basically your simple divide-and-conquer approach to mapping! The assignment of which cake slices will be surveyed by which people will be done during the morning briefing.

The planned cake slices are shown on the map below and listed in the table after.

Proposed cake slices
Number Title Area covered Notes
1 Northern Intramuros Intramuros north of Real Street (and the Anda Street entrance) and west of Jones Bridge Landmarks include Fort Santiago, Manila Cathedral, CBCP, Letran College, and the Intramuros Golf Driving Range
2 Southern Intramuros Intramuros south of Real Street and bounded by Padre Burgos and Bonifacio Drive Landmarks include San Agustin Church, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, Mapua Institute of Technology, Lyceum of the Philippines, Manila High School, and most of the Intramuros Golf Course
3 Rizal Park The whole of Rizal Park bounded by Padre Burgos, Taft Avenue, and T.M. Kalaw Avenue, including the area north of the US Embassy, the Manila Ocean Park, the Quirino Grandstand, and the Manila Hotel Landmarks include the Rizal Monument, Manila Hotel, Manila Ocean Park, Quirino Grandstand, Pambatang Museo, the National Library, and the National Museum
4 Central Ermita The portion of Ermita bounded by T.M. Kalaw Avenue, Taft Avenue, Padre Faura, and Roxas Boulevard Landmarks include Ermita Church, UP Manila (except PGH), WHO, the Supreme Court, DOJ, and the NBI
5 City Hall area The portion of Ermita east of Padre Burgos and Jones Bridge, and north of Ayala Boulevard Landmarks include the Manila City Hall, SM Manila, Mehan Garden, Arroceros Forest Park, Metropolitan Theater, Philpost, Liwasang Bonifacio, the Central LRT Station, and the Philippine Normal University
6 Adamson area The portion bounded by Ayala Boulevard, the Pasig River, D. Romualdez Sr., UN Avenue, San Marcelino, Padre Faura, and Taft Avenue Landmarks include Adamson University, Technological University of the Philippines-Manila, Araullo High School, and Manila Science High School
7 South Port 1 The portion of South Port south of 13th Street [Low Priority] Landmarks include various government offices such as the Bureau of Customs, Bureau of Quarantine, DPWH, and NPC
8 South Port 2 The portion of South Port north of 13th Street and south of 2nd Street [Low Priority]

Who will attend

Alternatively, you can signify your intent to attend at the Facebook event page.

Interested in helping out with the planning, organizing and logistics? Check out the planning page.