Three weeks ago, near the end of August, The Asia Foundation(TAF) organized an introductory workshop on crowd-sourced mapping in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental. Working with local partners: the Negros Oriental Planning and Development Office; the biker associations in Negros Oriental and the city of Dumaguete, they hope to introduce OpenStreetMap as a platform for participatory mapping activities to improve local maps, help determine infrastructure priorities, or asses the effectiveness of governance or projects.
The Dumaguete crowd-sourced mapping activity is a continuation of a series of introductory workshops carried out within the framework of the Coordinating Roads and Infrastructure Investment for Development (CR+ID) Project implemented by TAF-Philippines. It is meant to promote the idea of mobilizing and nurturing local volunteer groups and informal associations to assist local governments in mapping their own communities using the OpenStreetMap platform.
I am thankful to TAF for the opportunity to engage other communities in Dumaguete, in particular, two of the biggest universities in the city, the Foundation University and the Silliman University, College of Computer Studies for a quick introduction to FOSS and OpenStreetMap.
So, how did they fare? Check it out for yourself:
Period: 20-24 August - TAF-CfC workshop + Foundation U + Silliman U
Loaded – nodes: 7027, ways: 758, relations: 15
Displayed – pois: 599, lines: 231, polygons: 216
It’s been three weeks since, and I am glad to see some participants from said workshops continue to work on improving local map coverage and contributing to OpenStreetMap.
-  https://asiafoundation.org/
-  http://asiafoundation.org/country/overview/philippines
-  https://foundationu.com
-  http://su.edu.ph/colleges/ccs/
-  http://www.openstreetmap.org/history#map=11/9.2251/123.0771
-  http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/bjy
This post was originally made here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WinOlario/posts/XJRWrDcrNZF