Maps of various well-covered areas can be found here.
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.
- Administrative boundaries and local government units
- Mapping of electricity-related infrastructure
- Mapping of fire hazards
- Public transportation
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.
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
Help improve map data quality:
- 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.)
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.
News and events
- 2014-12-05 – Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)
- 2013-11-07 – Typhoon Haiyan (2013)
- 2010-10-17 – Philippines Tropical Storm 2010
- 2010-05-28 – OpenStreetMap Philippines Inc. was incorporated at the Securities and Exchange Commission as Non-Stock Corporation
- 2010-03-31 – ARIVAC Consortium donated 420++ km of roads and 1,979 POIs in several municipalities in Bohol. Import process page.
- 2009-10-28 – New High Resolution Images in Openstreetmap available in Pangasinan
- 2009-09-26 – Philippines struck by Typhoon and floods. HOT mapping the aftermath
- 2009-06-18 – Philippine Information Agency press release publicizing the Davao Mapping Party from the Club 888 media forum.
- 2009-03-17 – Chin Wong of Manila Standard writes about Google Map Maker, OpenStreetMap, and WaypointsDotPH (archived blog entry).
- 2009-02-18 – Enthropia is offering 25,000 PhP to any mapper to map Boracay. See announcement
- 2009-01-20 – Chin Wong of Manila Standard talked about OSM in the Philippines (archived blog entry).
- 2009-01-17 – Naga City a featured image of the week. See image here.
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||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.|
|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.
The following are Filipino websites that use OpenStreetMap:
- Ortigas Online - uses OSM to show the locations of various buildings in Ortigas Center.
- PhilAtlas - uses OSM to indicate the location of cities and municipalities throughout the Philippines
- Red Cross Rizal Chapter - uses OSM to indicate the location of their branches