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more open geodata in Mindanao

Posted by maning on 29 January 2011 in English (English)

I'm about to leave Davao in a few hours. This trip is day job fieldwork. I had very limited opportunity to do some OSMing but I am very happy sharing the OSM love.

First up, is a local caving community (Speleo Davao [1]). I showed them what we can do with OSM and a couple of their members showed keen interest. I left one of our gpstogo units to the group so that they can start mapping their own cities [2].

Second is a short OSM workshop with the students of long time Davao mapper murlwe [3]. Thanks to Yahoo!, Bing and P2, the workshop took little effort to explain and demonstrate. A couple of students are starting to add data in their own towns. [4]

The task of creating the best map of the Philippines is enormous and I find personal comfort that more local mappers are sharing the load (and fun).

[1] http://speleodavao.multiply.com/
[2] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Philippines/GPStogo_program
[3] http://www.openstreetmap.org/user/murlwe/
[4] http://www.openstreetmap.org/history?bbox=125.3214%2C6.7183%2C125.392%2C6.7675

Location: Pryce Business Park, Timburana Compound, Santos Compound, Davao City, Davao, 8000, Philippines

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