Celebrating Open Data Day 2018 with Open Mapping

Posted by GOwin on 6 March 2018 in English (English)

image Happy to see folks from various communities coming together to celebrate ODD with us.

Last Saturday afternoon, we celebrated Open Data Day 2018 in PUP San Juan, with several volunteers from OpenStreetMap Philippines and the local FOSS4G chapter facilitating the parallel workshop sessions we ran.

We mark Women in History month with a beginners' workshop led by the P̶o̶w̶e̶r̶p̶u̶f̶f̶ ̶G̶i̶r̶l̶s̶ awesome ladies of the OpenStreetMap volunteer community 😹:

image B̶u̶t̶t̶e̶r̶c̶u̶p̶ Jen (left), B̶u̶b̶b̶l̶e̶s̶ Feye (middle), and B̶l̶o̶s̶s̶o̶m̶ Gellie (right). Photo © 2018. Feye Andal.

For intermediate users, we offered a session on Geopandas, and another for Adjusting Imagery Offsets and alignments: image

RK (left) during the Geopandas session, and Rally on Imagery Offsets

Meanwhile, the unconference session included a couple of lightning talks, and several impromptu ones that made the discussions more lively and interesting: image

Marx facilitating the open discussion on Open Data and DRR unconference. (P.S. Don't mind that object on the floor)

We had students, NGO workers and volunteers, academics, developers, and GIS specialists. We had a good mix of community enthusiasts, private sector representatives, and some civil servants.

We have a number of participants who traveled quite a ways to participate.

image Aaron from the Peace Corps is working with the local government of Carigara in Leyte, and he's been supporting the municipal DRRM office in their effort to comprehensively map their town. He travelled a few days ahead of a scheduled trip to Manila, to join the activity.

image Pierre showcases their activities in the YouthMappers chapter of the FEU Insititute of Technology.

image Martin is flying out of the country that same evening but decided to "drop-by" and participate in the event. His work on LIDAR and his experience with open data, contributed a lot during the unconference discussions.

image Ayoo did an impromptu demonstration of WebSafe, as a response to a question from an unconference participant. He used to work with Project NOAH, as a developer of Websafe.

There are many others who selflessly shared their time with us. We're grateful you came over. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

A special shout-out goes to the crew of volunteers from the university who provided general assistance throughout the event: image

More photos from the event are now online.

Location: Clairmont Townhomes 1, Hagdang Bato Ibaba, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, 1550, Philippines

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