Santa Ana, Manila Mapping Party

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The Santa Ana, Manila Mapping Party is an OpenStreetMap event that will be held on September 13, 2014, Saturday, in Santa Ana, Manila.
Join us and help make the best free and open map of one of the capital’s heritage zones!

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 unit owner who wants a routable map in your device? We will load our map into your GPS unit.

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

Learn more about Mapping Parties in general.

Schedule of activities

The Mapping Party will happen the whole day of September 13, 2014, Saturday, and will consist of three parts: a morning meet-up, the actual field surveying, and the afternoon meet-up and editing session.

Time Venue Activity
8:00–9:00 Santa Ana Church Convent Morning briefing
9:00–12:00 All over Santa Ana Morning field survey and mapping
12:00–1:00 TBD Lunch
1:00–3:00 All over Santa Ana Afternoon field survey and mapping
3:00–5:00 Santa Ana Church Convent Afternoon debriefing and editing

To find the meeting room, ask around for the Wikipedia event.

WikiExpedition Santa Ana

This Mapping Party will also run concurrently with the WikiExpedition Santa Ana event organized by Wikimedia Philippines under their Philippine Cultural Heritage Mapping Project. The WikiExpedition aims to document the heritage sites of Santa Ana in Wikipedia and to take photos of them to be uploaded to Wikimedia Commons.

What will we map?

General objectives

The main goal of this Mapping Party is to put on the map most of the the heritage sites in Santa Ana, which is a heritage zone[1][2]. The secondary goal is to add missing and confirm details on the map such as street names, one-way directions, and points of interests (POIs) such as schools, churches, restaurants, banks, convenience stores, and the like.

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. The slices highlighted in red generally forms the core heritage zone of Santa Ana and these will be prioritized during the Mapping Party. The slices highlighted in orange forms the extended heritage zone of Santa Ana and these will be mapped if time permits.

Explore the area on OpenStreetMapǃ

Santa Ana, Manila Mapping Party cake.png
Number Title Area covered
Core Heritage Zone
1 Santa Ana Church Parish property and area bounded by M. Roxas, La Torre, Isabel, and Lamayan
2 Santa Ana Market Core zone north of Pedro Gil and New Panaderos.
3 Santa Ana Elementary School Core zone north of Jose Syquia and west of M. Roxas
4 Southeast Core Core zone south of La Torre and Isabel and east of M. Roxas
5 Southwest Core Core zone south of Jose Syquia and west of M. Roxas
Extended Heritage Zone
6 Mariano Marcos Extended zone surrounding Pedro Gil
7 Old Panaderos Extended zone north of New Panaderos
8 Santa Ana Hospital Extended zone south of New Panaderos
9 Callejon Southern Santa Ana bounded by Estero de Santa Clara

Who will attend?

Interested in helping out with the planning, organizing and logistics? Join the discussions in the mailing list.