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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.


Main article: Philippines/Map

Mapping guidelines

Main article: Philippines/Mapping conventions

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.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Main article: Philippines/FAQs for PH data


Main article: Philippines/High-resolution imagery


Main article: Philippines/Data sources

Status per region, city, & province

Main article: Philippines/Mapping status


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

Project MAPANAN - Mapping and Aerial Photography for Area Navigation, Analysis and Network

Main article: Philippines/MAPANAN

The MAPANAN project of the City of Baguio is organized and initiated as part of Executive Order No. 104, S. 2023 with the purpose to support mapping in Baguio for OpenStreetMap and in return OpenStreetMap serving all offices, Baguio Smart City and all Barangays as well as tourists, constituents and companies like Grab, Facebook with the most accurate data for all. The wiki page will describe the process of capturing UAV images, processing them, setting up WebODM, Geoserver to host the imagery, tutorials, optimizing data, reducing the amount of data without loss of quality, applications being used and more. The wiki will basically be a practical way to describe the Howto from the capturing of images using UAVs to host your own server for all the orthographic, optimized and mosaic deployment to be used in JOSM and ID Editor.

Note: please keep in mind this is a Work in Progress as of Jan 2024. But I'll keep updating the wiki as more data, howto's and tutorials become available.

News and events


This article or section may contain out-of-date information. The information may no longer be correct, or may no longer have relevance.
If you know about the current state of affairs, please help keep everyone informed by updating this information. (Discussion)


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: