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Date Type Title Description
Unknown DATA First data The very first node, segment, and way was created in the Philippines by Mike Collinson
August 30 COMMUNITY Wiki page on the Philippines created The first version of the Philippines page on the OSM wiki was created by Mike Collinson
December ? OTHERS Yahoo! imagery Yahoo! allowed tracing over their aerial imagery. In the Philippines, high-resolution satellite imagery is available in Metro Manila and Davao City.


Date Type Title Description
January 7 COMMUNITY WaypointsDotPH contacted Maning first contacted the WaypointsDotPH project asking for contributions to OpenStreetMap in the Philippines
December 23 SERVICES First OSM-PH Garmin map Maning announced the first test version of the (nonroutable) OSMP-H Garmin map to the WaypointsDotPH community


Date Description
February 3, 2008 Maning announces the first monthly version of the

(nonroutable) OSMPH Garmin map to WaypointsDotPh

March 31, 2008 Naga City data and JKLinc POIs imported

March 2008 Laguna roads from BSWM were imported (now known to be

quite inaccurate)

August 1, 2008 (?) The talk-ph mailing list (this one!) was created

First archived message:

October 5, 2008 Mike Collinson imports all the island names from the

GEOnet Names Server (GNS)

October 10, 2008 Maning attends a WaypointsDotPH EB and talked about

OSM (first OSM-related meetup ever, I think)

October 16, 2008 OSMPH is approved as a recipient of GPS units from

the OSMF's GPStogo program

October 18, 2008 Meeting with Louie Galvez of RPMap

October 23, 2008 WaypointsDotPH adds OSM maps to its website

November 19, 2008 Maning gives a presentation about OSM at College

of St. Benilde

December 9, 2008 Website for OSMPH was put up by Enthropia Philippines

December 14, 2008 The WikiProject Philippines page on the OSM wiki

gets a new look


Date Description
February 7, 2009 OSM-PH First Meet-up
February 20, 2009 Enthropia's Boracay

Mapping Sponsorship

May 16, 2009 Tagaytay Mapping Party
May 22-24, 2009 San Carlos City Data Import
May 30, 2009 1st IdeaCamp Davao (OSM)
July 4, 2009 Davao City Mapping Party
October 20, 2009 DigitalGlobe Pangasinan Imagery Donation
December 12, 2009 Cubao Mapping Party


Date Description
February 15, 2010 Near-daily OSM-PH Garmin Map Updates
February 20, 2010 OSM Workshop at FEATI
March 22, 2010 Marikina Mapping Party
March 30, 2010 Arivac Bohol Data Donation
May 22, 2010 Ortigas-Mandaluyong Mapping Party
May 28, 2010 Incorporation of OpenStreetMap Philippines
June 26, 2010 OSM Skillshare Meetup
2010 Cavite Road Network Mapping Party
2010 Intramuros Mapping Party


Date Description
2011 GK Mapping
2011 QC Scout Area Mapping Party
2011 Pateros Mapping Party
2011 Southwestern Makati Mapping Party
June 2011 Alapan, Imus City and Navarro, General Trias, Cavite Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)
September 2011 Software Freedom Day, University of Sto. Tomas
December 2011 Greenhills Mapping Party


Date Description
April 2012 Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)
May 2012 Candon City Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)
May 2012 Calasiao, Pangasinan Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)
May 2012 ~300 Bohol waypoints were imported to OSM as donated by DTI GIZ Private Sector Promotion Program (SMEDSEP)
June 2012 Batanes Roads Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)
September 2012 Software Freedom Day, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
December 2012 Donsol, Sorsogon and Legazpi City Map up (Schadow1 Expeditions)


Date Description
February 2013 Official OSMPH logo was designed by Eugene Villar bearing the 3 stars and a sun based from the Philippine flag and from the Openstreetmap Global logo.

February 2013 Camiguin Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)

March 2013 Palaui Island Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)

April 2013 Jomalig Island Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)

October 2013 Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC)-led initiative in partnership with Openstreetmap Philippines has trained local government units in Guagua, Candaba, and Lubao towns all in Pampanga on participatory mapping for disaster risk reduction.
November 2013 Record Breaking Map Update in the Philippine due to Typhoon Haiyan Humanitarian Activation

December 2013 SOTM 2013 was held in Manila
December 2013 Caramoan Map-up (Schadow1 Expeditions)


Date Description
January 2014 Cordilleras Mapping Expedition (Banaue, Ifugao and Sagada, Mountain Province) (Schadow1 Expeditions)
February 2014 Apo Reef and Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro Mapping Expedition (Schadow1 Expeditions)
June 2014 PH Geoladies Meetup convened by Maning Sambale
2014 State of the Map - Philippines
2014 FOSS4G Philippines


Date Description
2015 OSM GeoWeek (Mozilla Office)
2015 OSM Workshop in Coron, Palawan (in partnership with Philippine Red Cross)
2015 Inception of Project NOAH WebSAFE (Web-based Scenario Assessment For Emergencies)


Date Description
February 23, 2016 OSM Workshop in Bogo, Cebu (in partnership with Philippine Red Cross)
October 2016 State of the Map Asia in the Philippines
2016 Project NOAH’s ISAIAH OSM and Capacity Assessment Workshop in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union
2016 DOST – Project NOAH finishes mapping building footprints of 16 provinces in the Philippines


Date Description
August 2017 Feye Andal of OSM-PH was awarded a travel grant under the OSGeo Travel Grant Programme for FOSS4G in Boston, Massachusetts, USA
November 2017 GeoWeek Mapping Party with Grab, Map the Philippines, and OSM-PH
November 2017 GeoWeek 2017 with students from University of San Carlos, Cebu City


Date Description
March 2018 Open Data Day 2018 in San Juan
March 2018 The first DSWD MAPAbabae Activity was held
July 2018 Arnalie Vicario of OSM-PH was awarded a travel grant under the SotM 2018 Scholarship Programme for State of the Map in Milan, Italy
August 20, 2018 UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers' Official Launch event
September 2018 Typhoon Ompong Activation lead by Philippine Red Cross and MapAmore
October 2018 MAPAbabae II: Mapping Violence Against Women and the Children (VAWC) Desks and Centers is an initiative of the Information Communication and Technology Management Service (ICTMS) of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
November 14, 2018 UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers and MapPH’s mapping party. Attended by LGU staff from Sorsogon, Cavite, and Pasig


Date Description
January 2019 Marikina Mapping Party: OSM Diary
February 2019 Map the Philippines and FEU Institute of Technology - Junior Philippines Computer Society Youthmappers held a mapping party.
March 2019 Open Data Day 2019 at Co.lab Pasig City!/2019-OpenDataDay
March 2019 Women’s Month Celebration: MAPAbabae 2019: #WhenWomenMap
March 2019 Women’s Month Celebration: MapHER at Miriam College
March 2019 WeMap - Wednesday Mapathon / MapaTalk headed by OSM PH community member GOwin
May 2019 Mapathon for Mental Health
May 2019 World Bank- Map the Philippines Mindanao Mapping Parties
July 24-25, 2019 Building Resilient Communities in Bohol - OSM Workshop (Tagbilaran City)
July 2019 Grab x OSM Philippines Mapathon
July 2019 Lupang Arenda Mapping
July 2019 Action for Resilient Communities (ARC) GIS x OSM Internal Training
July 24-25, 2019 Building Resilient Communities in Bohol - OSM Workshop (Tagbilaran City)
August 2019 First Pista ng Mapa was held in Dumaguete City
August 2019 Geoladies PH x Philippine Flying Labs in sponsorship of UP Resilience Institute conducted a Training on Drones to encourage female drone pilots
August 2019 OSM 2015 Anniversary Celebration at Co.lab Pasig City
October 4, 2019 OSM Workshop conducted by MDRRMO of Duero, Bohol
October 10, 2019 Geographic Society of UP's ACLE - in partnership with UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers, Mental Health AWHEREness, and Grab Map Operations: Mapping Mental Health Geography
October 2019 OSM-PH volunteers attended SoTM 2019 in Heidelberg, Germany
October 2019 Feye Andal of OSM-PH was nominated for Greatness in Mapping category for State of the Map Awards 2019
October 2019 Mental Health AWhereness awarded with 2019 HOT Microgrants
November 11, 2019 UPRI Youth Mappers' Mapathon (Building Resilient Communities in Bohol)
November 2019 DSWD Kalahi CIDDS GIS Day
November 2019 UPRI Youth Mappers' Map-a-Ton
November 2019 Map the Philippines OSM GeoWeek at UP Technohub
December 7, 2019 First Ever LGBTQI+ "ata" Mapping Party by MapBeks


Date Description
January 11, 2020 MapBeks Mini-Mapathon and 2020 OSM Philippines Annual Planning Meeting at University of the Philippines Diliman
January 27, 2020 HOT PH Mapping Mondays
January 2020 Geoladies attended SheMaps x Philippine Flying Labs Drone Training
February 1 MapBeks’ HIV Facilities Mapathon with the Red Whistle
February 3, 10 & 24, 2020 HOT PH Mapping Mondays
February 15 #MaPampanga headed by HOT Philippines at Thinking Machines Office, BGC
March 6, 2020 Open Data Day 2020 MapBeks and Pilipinas Chubs X Chasers SlumBEAR Mapping Party at Fahrenheit Cafe in Quezon City
March 6, 2020 Open Data Day 2020 at Co.lab, Pasig
March 6, 2020 Open Data Day at SLU Baguio
March 2020 Women’s Month - MAPAbabae 2020: VAWC Mapathon with UP Dept. of Geography
April 16, 2020 NOW OPEN: A Mappy Birthday Party by MapBeks and Grab to add essential features on OpenStreetMap
April 2020 WeMap Sessions
May 2020 OSM-PH volunteers’ Arnalie Vicario, Mikko Tamura, and Feye Andal elected to HOT Voting Membership
June 6, 2020 Mental Health Mapathon by Mental Health Awhereness
June 10, 2020 LGBTQIA+ Safe Spaces Mapping Party by MapBeks
June 29, 2020 Mapping LGBTQ+ Spaces in UP Diliman with MapBeks, UP Diliman Gender Office, and the Department of Geography
July 6, 2020 State of the Map 2020 Presentations by MHAPh and MapBeks
July 20, 2020 Dumaguete LGBT Safe Spaces Mapping Party with MapBeks and the Illuminates of Spectra
July 29, 2020 HOT PH x IBM Training
July 2020 HOT-Philippines participates in SoTM 2020’s Poster Exhibit
July 2020 MapBeks and David Garcia awarded with OSM Foundation 2020 Microgrants
August 8, 2020 OSM@16 PH Party
August 15, 2020 MHAPh Volunteer Meetup and OpenStreetMap Training
August 19, 28, 2020 HOT PH x UPLB Pahinungod
August 29-30, 2020 Mental Health aWHEREness' New Members Orientation
August 2020 OSM Philippines community members released the Call to Correct Narrative in Geospatial Work
August 2020 MapBeks awarded with HOT X Facebook 2020 Community Impact Microgrants and the 2020 Jesse Robredo Foundation Be Like Jesse Microgrant.
September 5, 2020 MapBeks’ SOGIESC101 + LGBT Safe Spaces Map Training attended by over 200 participants and 75 LGBT and Ally organizations
September 6,19 & 20, 2020 Mental Health aWHEREness' New Members Orientation
September 2020 Maning Sambale elected to the Board of HOT
September 2020 OSM Philippines community members released the Call to Correct Narrative in Geospatial Work as response to AWS Build, Build, Build Episode focused on the Philippines which was taken down
October 2, 2020 GaynitiativePH: Safe Space Mapping and Mental Health Facilities Mapping with MapBeks and MHAPh
October 3, 2020 UNMAPPED PH Training Session for Luzon by MapBeks
October 3, 2020 Mental Health aWHEREness' New Members Orientation
October 8-9, 2020 HOT PH x German Red Cross Trainings
October 10, 2020 UNMAPPED PH Training Session for Visayas by MapBeks
October 18, 2020 Mental Health aWHEREness' New Members Orientation
October 24, 2020 UNMAPPED PH Training Session for Mindanao by MapBeks
October 24, 2020 Quaranthinking Part 2. MHApathon: Mapping Mental Health Services in the Philippines
October 2020 Announcement of 2020 YouthMappers Regional Ambassadors - Feye Andal from OSM-PH was selected as one of the YouthMappers Regional Ambassadors
October 2020 HOT-Philippines completes remote mapping and validation for Pampanga
October 2020 MapBeks completes its MapSwipe projects for Tarlac, Negros Oriental, and Zamboanga del Norte
November 4, 12, 19 & 26, 2020 HOT PH Online Mapathons
November 6, 2020 Mapping for #RollyPH by Activation lead by OSM-PH, Ministry of Mapping, MapBeks, MHAPh, MAPA Datos, Philippine Space Agency, GeoladiesPH
November 7, 14 & 21, 2020 Pista ng Mapa 2020 (Virtual)
November 16, 23 & 20, 2020 HOT PH x UPLB Pahinungod
November 18, 2020 HOT PH x UP Visayas Mapathon
November 2020 OSM GeoAwareness Week by Map the Philippines
November 2020 MHAPh launches Hear, Here 2.0
November 2020 UNMAPPED PH Mapping Competition launched by MapBeks
December 3 & 10, 2020 HOT PH Online Mapathons
December 7, 14 & 21, 2020 HOT PH x UPLB Pahinungod
December 12, 2020 Eugene Alvin Villar elected to the board of the OSM Foundation
December 2020 Geochicas, as supported by various OSM Philippines groups and community members, released A Call to Take Action and Confront Systemic Offensive Behaviour in the OSM Community
December 2020 UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers' OSM Workshop
December 2020 FEU Alabang - ACM Student Chapter OSM Workshop


Date Description
January 14-15, 2021 Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines' GeogSoc Consortium in partnership with Geoladies PH, IAYG Family, MapBeks, Mental Health AWHEREness, Ministry of Mapping, and UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers.
January 16, 2021 OSM Philippines Annual Planning Meeting
January 28, 2021 Introduction of YouthMappers and OpenStreetMap to UP Visayas Tacloban
January 29, 2021 Introduction of YouthMappers, Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team, and OpenStreetMap to Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
February 11, 2021 Introduction of YouthMappers and OpenStreetMap to Ateneo de Zamboanga University
February 13, 2021 OSM Philippines OSM Wiki Edit-a-thon
February 17, 2021 OSM Workshop with Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) facilitated by Feye Andal, Nalie Vicario
February 20, 2021 OSM Workshop and Mapathon for Philippines’ YouthMappers Local Chapters (FEU Alabang, UPRI Youth Mappers, JPCS - NU Chapter)
February 26, 2021 HOT Community Working Group: Colonialism in Open Data and Mapping (featuring David Garcia and Celina Agaton)
March 6, 2021 Open Data Day x Women’s Day by GeoLadies PH, DSWD, and MapBeks
March 2021 MapBeks launches Philippine Pet Neuter Clinic Map