Batangas City: Big changes

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 2 January 2016 in English (English). Last updated on 4 July 2017.

I made many changes on Batangas City, especially adding missing barangays, places, and mostly, jeepney routes. My mapping activity in Batangas City started because of out-of-date map data. Before those big changes, Batangas City has a lot of out-of-date and incorrect. map data.

I made realignments on roads around Batangas City to match the current Bing imagery. I also made naming and renaming of some streets, adding one-ways (the poblacion’s streets are mostly one-way). Before adding those one-ways, routing in Batangas City via OSRM is difficult. You may run into a one-way and receive a ticket from traffic enforcers.

The next is jeepney routes. The city has many jeepney routes, with color coding and route reference numbers (in contrast with most jeepney routes in my area, which mostly having no route reference numbers and having a yellow color code), and considerably needed for mapping public transport around Batangas City. Currently, I mostly completed them, but, stops and some missing routes are still needed.

After that is places. Many places are missing, especially in Poblacion, Cuta, Pallocan West, Kumintang Ilaya, Alangilan, and Balagtas. I added many, thanks to my knowledge, surveys, photos, and videos. Some places, such as schools are missing or have incomplete data, like incorrect name. I am able to add some, like Julian A. Pastor Memorial Elementary School (JAPMES) in Cuta, Pallocan West Elementary School, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus Multiple Intelligence School and Carmel School of Batangas in Pallocan West, St. Peter D’Rock School and Libjo Elementary School in Libjo, Sunhill Montessori Casa and Lyceum of the Philippines University High School Department in Gulod Labac, Kumintang Elementary School in Kumintang Ilaya, Alangilan elementary School and Maranatha Christian Academy in Alangilan, and Concepcion Elementary School in Concepcion.

The next part is the barangays. Batangas City has many un-mapped barangays, mainly the urban area barangays, which are numbered, like in Manila and Pasay, and the suburban and rural barangays. I added many barangays on the city’s interior and outskirts such as Balagtas, Alangilan, Kumintang Ibaba, Kumintang Ilaya, Gulod Labac, Cuta, Pallocan West, Calicanto, Bolbok, etc. I added a few rural baranays, such as Sorosoro Karsada, Concepcion, Tinga Labac, Tabangao-Ambulong, Pinamucan, Mabacong, and Pagkilatan.

I will make more changes in the near future, such as adding the missing places, numbered barangays, street names, sitios, addresses, and indoor mapping (like on SM City Batangas, which is still incomplete in some parts. such as the 2nd floor, but I am able to add many POI’s there using my knowledge and ground surveys)

Location: Park Spring, San Pedro, Laguna, Calabarzon, 4023, Philippines

Comment from maning on 2 January 2016 at 12:55

Great work! The jeepney routes looks really nice.

Hit me if you have questions. Keep on mapping!

Comment from GOwin on 4 January 2016 at 01:57

Awesome job, TagaSanPedro!

Comment from TagaSanPedroAko on 4 January 2016 at 14:03

Thanks to both of you.

I am possibly going back to Batangas City for the Feast of Santo Nino, but plans are still not sure. I am able to add street names on Duluhan, Cuta, and also on Malitam Island, but some areas other than those mentioned still lack correct street names. Hope that you may help on that.

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