Marikina Mapping Party @ Lilac Street

Posted by GOwin on 27 January 2019 in English (English).

20190126_062842-animation The LRT2 light-rail line that runs from Recto to Santolan in Marikina allows riders to bring their folding bikes (only in the last coach, and only up to 4 folded bikes per train)

Yesterday’s Marikina City Mapping Party is the first field mapping activity organized by MapaTime! - and our first activity for the 2019. Also, the last the local OpenStreetMap community organized such an activity was back in 2016. This time, we also encouraged people to bring their bikes (or skateboards, and kick scooters)

image The early Sunday ride was pleasant, and the coaches barely full

And because I missed the earlier train, I was late for the 06:30 breakfast briefing. Our early birds: Gillian, Ruby, Rap - all first timers, we’re already asking in the Telegram channel about where everyone is. They got Mapillary schwags (tees, phone holders) for coming in early!

image Breakfast briefing on OpenStreetMap and FieldPapers

As soon as we had enough people, I gave a short introduction to OpenStreetMap and guidelines on how (easy it is) to use FieldPapers. We then had breakfast, and gave the stragglers a few more minutes.

image FieldPapers Atlas of the area of interest

All-in-all, we had 14 people who showed up. Some were students (the youngest participant is a university froshie), a number of people work for government agencies who are interested in utilizing OSM, and three others who are from the private sector, checking out how OSM might be used in their business.

The team who dubbed themselves as “Walkerz” were assigned to work on grids along two major roads using FieldPapers.

image Team Walkerz photos. © 2019. Arnalie Vicario.

Meanwhile, the cyclists, “Team Padyak” divided the surrounding areas into 4 large quadrants and collected street-level imagery using Smartphones + Mapillary or Action Cameras.

image A very brief briefing for Team Padyak

(Disclosure: Actually, that’s “all cyclists except for one” - I went home, excited to upload the collection, only to find a memory card with three useless photos :roll_eyes: As penance for my sins, I woke up early today and went around my city to fill-in the street-level photo blanks. :biking_man: )

image Team Padyak - the cycling team collected photos using Mapillary (and some Walkerz photo-bombing us. :rofl:

And off we went to our own assignments. Later, we met up in another location for lunch, and shared about individual experiences, including tips about how they went about their assignments.

image Bunny and Ruby, sharing experiences and showing some of the photos they collected on their Mapillary app.

And we continued our conversations over lunch, discussed future plans, and generally had fun for this month’s MapaTime!

The following group photo was taken after the field work, and everyone still looks fresh ! image

I hope everyone else enjoyed the activity - I know I did! Looking forward to meeting you all again in our next MapaTime! session.

Location: Concepcion Dos, Marikina, Second District, Metro Manila, 1811, Philippines

Comment from mapmakerdavid on 27 January 2019 at 07:09

Super fun! I hope to join next time! :)

Comment from GOwin on 27 January 2019 at 11:57

We’ll all be looking forward to that. I remember you actually joined us for late lunch after the 2016 mapping party. :grin:

Comment from Harry Wood on 27 January 2019 at 23:26

Great photos! D’you reckon we could make a little montage of these to have as “image of the week”? Can I have permission to put them on the wiki with a CC BY-SA 2.0 license?

Comment from GOwin on 28 January 2019 at 01:58

Thanks, Harry. What do you think of this collage?

2019 January Marikina Mapping Party

I uploaded this and a few more of the photos I took with a PD-self license in the OSM wiki: MapaTime!

Comment from arnalielsewhere on 28 January 2019 at 02:50

So fun! :D Team Walkerz early birds lagi, I will join Team Padyak next time :)

Comment from Harry Wood on 28 January 2019 at 13:26

That’s perfect GOwin. Thanks! This will most probably be featured image next week

Comment from DP24PH on 3 February 2019 at 13:34

That’s perfect! Hopefully, the Mass Rapid Transit System must be emphasized for Line 2 where LRTA is technically the operator, and the label must be MRT, not LRT, just to prevent confusion from several rail experts (including engineers) where the train set specifications are in heavy rail/EMU or DMU (similar to PNR, MRT 7, and Singapore MRT). Hopefully, I’ll be joining next time for the mapping.

P.S. In Dasmarinas City and all the way to PITX, all Bus Routes (including Bus Stops) are mapped already.

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