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Philippines, Asia

latitude: 11.803, longitude: 122.563
Browse map of Philippines 11°48′10.80″ N, 122°33′46.80″ E
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Philippines is a country in Asia at latitude 11°48′10.80″ North, longitude 122°33′46.80″ East.
Flag of Philippines Philippines Mapping Project,
the home of Philippines on the OpenStreetMap wiki.
Hello! Welcome to the project for mapping efforts in Philippines!
You can find here national events, ongoing projects, map status and mapping guidelines, as well as links to other pages directly related to the mapping of Philippines.
You may also find a list of contacts and mappers involved with the OpenStreetMap community in Philippines.


Maps of various well-covered areas can be found here.

Mapping guidelines

The Mapping conventions page summarizes mapping conventions specific to the Philippines. 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 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.



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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


Data quality

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Main article: Philippines/Local Community Channels


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 your area of focus to let other people know who to contact in case they need advice or help mapping a particular location. (You do not have to put your real name if you don't want to.)

Mailing list

The OSM Philippines mailing list (talk-ph) (alternative archives: The Mail Archive, Gmane) is where all the discussions regarding mapping the Philippines take place. Most discussions are done in English, though it is possible to use Filipino as well.

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.


Further information: OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc.

OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc. is a non-profit membership-based organization that aims to promote OpenStreetMap in the Philippines, and to support the activities of the Philippine OpenStreetMap community and that of the OpenStreetMap Foundation.

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.


Main article: Philippines/Projects


Main article: Philippines/CWTSS++ Project

The CWTS++ project pilot is a service-learning program spear-headed by the MapAm❤re Initiative, in close collaboration with the San Juan Campus of the Polytechnic University of the Philippines, and intends to provide a pragmatic, progressive learning experience for NSTP-CWTS volunteers, while meeting the service requirements mandated by National Service Training Program (R.A. 9163) for tertiary-level students, in particular its Civic Welfare Training Service (CWTS) component.


Main article: Philippines/OSMaPaaralan

This project is a portmanteau of OSM + Map + Paaralan - to collaboratively map public schools (paaralan) in the Philippines, on OpenStreetMap. The goal is to improve school location data on OpenStreetMap, using DepEd CY 2013 data (archived here, cleaned-up here) with explicit permission from the agency to integrate them to OSM. This is a public mapping effort, and local communities are encouraged to contribute.


Main article: Philippines/Project SUCCESS

Project SUCCESS (Strengthening Urban Communities' Capacity to Endure Severe Shocks) is a project of the Catholic Relief Services. It directly supports nine towns and cities in Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Rizal. The project aims to strengthen the capacity of local government units and vulnerable communities and enhance their resilience to floods and earthquakes. One of their main activities is to assist these LGUs to develop their disaster exposure database to help them identify and map the different structures that may be affected by natural hazards, so that they can better prepare and respond to these events. Last February, CRS and the UP Resilience Institute conducted training and mapathon events to these cities to collect map information of buildings and other key elements on the ground. The local YouthMappers helped organized in the respective project areas, and various other partners.

Other projects

News and events


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Typhoon Ruby changesets. Similar to 2013 Typhoon Haiyan, the international OSM community did a HOT activation to help map areas affected by Typhoon Hagupit, also known as Typhoon Ruby in the Philippines. This image shows the bounding boxes of changesets tagged with #ruby concentrated along the northeast coastline of the island of Samar.

See other featured images.

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.

Event Date Venue Description
Mapping party Cavite Road Network Mapping Party 2010-09-11 Cavite 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.
Mapping party Intramuros Mapping Party 2010-12-11 Intramuros, Manila This Mapping Party will target the historic district of Intramuros in Manila as well as surrounding areas.

Related wiki pages

Check out Category:Philippines for other pages related to the Philippines.

External links

The following are Filipino websites that use OpenStreetMap: