Mapper since: April 29, 2017

Based in Dasmarinas City, DP24 (DP stands for Dear Paul) himself does the expedition and research-based mapping within the home region (CALABARZON), as well as the birthplace (NCR) and various places across the Republic of the Philippines. Mapping will involve the bus and highway routes, local updates, humanitarian-based infrastructures, and data clean-up (whether highway or data privacy-related). Currently a Civil Engineering student with special needs on the approach to graduation and intern.

Latest Blog: Mapping overhaul story during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Here’s the latest diary entry that DP24 has written to inspire mappers during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Read here or watch the latest #Mapping101 Thursdays LIVE on DP24 General TV at 18:30 PHST/UTC+08 (10:30 UTC).


As a current Civil Engineering student on the current 5th-year studies (incoming intern and graduate), buildings (including floor levels), bridges, highways (including material/surface conditions), tunnels that are supposed to be mapped are properly classified, identified, and validated on the ground. Also, part of the City Scholarship Programme by the City Government of Dasmarinas, WeMap session LIVE participant from the mappy (OpenStreetMap Philippines) community, and producer, host for the following DP24 Media programming/stations online:

  • [ON AIR] DPinFocus LIVE/Podcast
  • [ON AIR] DPonreflections LIVE/Podcast
  • [ON AIR] Mapping101 Thursdays LIVE
  • [POSTPONED] Easy Filipino LIVE
  • [ONLINE] DP24 Radio


  • City Scholar, City Government of Dasmarinas (pending renewal)
  • Advocate/Apprentice, Member, A+Quest, EVEolution (hiatus)
  • Advocate, Member, Autism Society Philippines (active)
  • Member, Mental Health aWHEREness Philippines (active)
  • Associate Member, OpenStreetMap Foundation (active)
  • Member, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers - Student Chapter (pending renewal)
  • Member, Society of Engineering and Architecture Students (org dissolved)

Media Life

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the specialisations on your OSM contributions?

  • Route relations (involving ferries, buses, roadways/highways, bicycles)
  • Landuse areas (including conversion to multipolygon relations)
  • Buildings (residential, commercial, industrial)
  • Presence of accessibility features (elevators, tactile paving, wheelchair access)
  • Lane management, speed limits (compatible with OsmAnd)

What are the software used by DP24 to contribute to the OSM?
DP24 uses JOSM, OsmAnd, iD, StreetComplete for OSM editing through DP24 Media-operated laptop and smartphone.

Why do I use British spellings and terminologies on some changeset comments? Am I trying hard?
As you have noticed, I do self-learning on most British spellings and terminologies while on contribution as a way of training (just in case of going thru vacation once again). Although not trying hard to do those things, I would rather go thru long-term learning experiences. As of January 2021, DP24 has to revert to Philippine-based terminologies to suit the local preferences upon DM-based feedback.