OpenStreetMap Davao Mapping Party on July 4!

11:55 pm PHT

 Mapping activity graph of Davao as of June 2009

Inspired by the success of the Tagaytay Mapping Party last May, OpenStreetMappers from Davao City decided to have their own mapping party this coming Saturday, July 4. This event is being spearheaded by George Tujan and Marloue Pidor, both of Neuraltech Innovations, an IT startup in Davao focusing on GPS and geospatial technologies.

Unlike the Tagaytay event which we Manila OpenStreetMappers organized in a very ad hoc manner, the Davao guys went ahead and carefully planned their mapping party. First, they put up a blog called Mapping Mindanao to drum up publicity for the event. Second, they had an OSM Workshop last June 20 to invite and orient interested mappers on OSM and the upcoming mapping party. A third item in their extensive planning is widespread publicity. They got the support of the Davao Tourism Office and they were also invited to speak at the Club 888 Media Forum that happened last June 17. There they evangelized about OSM and this landed them a nifty press release from the Philippine Information Agency. Woot!

If you’re interested in joining but you missed the workshop, don’t worry, just contact the organizers at their blog and I’m sure they’ll help you get up to speed. Help make the Davao OpenStreetMap the best online map there is!  :)

Here are a couple of other blog posts about the Davao Mapping Party:

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On 6:12 p.m., 1 Jul 2009, george wrote:

Thanks Eugene! we really want you to join us here for the mapping event…its going to be fun!


On 1:37 p.m., 2 Jul 2009, seav wrote:

@George, you’re welcome! I wish I could come but time and budget are a little low. Hehe. Hope you guys have a great time!  :-)


On 3:27 p.m., 3 Jul 2009, dick wrote:

i envy you guys with the great job you’re doing to map davao. as the parties expand nationwide, philippines will be in the gps world. i am a blind person wishing that your mapping efforts will also be blind friendly as we use devices that speak out locations. plese get in touch with us on how we might make this possible. there is a free software called loadstone that we do not know how to use. with your help, many blind pinoys will be mobile no. is 0923 822 1229.

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