The map of San Pedro, Laguna in OpenStreetMap is still incomplete in many aspects. Places, businesses, and schools have been missing or still unnamed. Although I am currently a resident of San Pedro, I have no chance of exploring other parts of my city for mapping here other than my knowledge or a physical survey of areas I have been.
But, mapping the area is progressing slowly with my contributions. On Barangay Landayan, I am able to add a few places, like a 7-Eleven branch, an Alfamart branch, and a small school, to name a few. But soon, with me have been back to Landayan to visit the Santo Sepulcro Shrine, the home of “Lolo Uweng”, I am able to add more, like some local businesses. With a chance to take a route passing through barangays Pacita I, Chrysanthemum, San Vicente, Calendola, Sampaguita, and GSIS Village (I though of these being a part of Barangay San Antonio, but actually a separate barangay), I got the advantage to map a few places, like a BPI branch, a Ministop branch, two Alfamart stores, some schools (Laguna Northwestern College in Pacita I, and Diwalan Christian Academy and Jesus the Risen Savior School).
Also, I am able to fix the boundaries of San Pedro with the city of Dasmariñas, and a part of San Pedro’s boundary with Biñan, but a part still needs to be fixed.
Along with city boundary fixing, I am working on barangay boundaries, starting with San Antonio and San Vicente. The former is inaccurate, but with discovering GSIS Village, I made fixes to the current boundary. San Vicente’s boundary is mainly accurate, based on the boundary after the separation of Pacita I and Pacita II.
Still, I do not have a chance to go on the southwestern part of San Pedro (which includes the barangays of Langgam, Riverside, United Bayanihan, and United Better Living) and the northeastern part (includes the barangays of Cuyab and San Roque). Currently, schadow1 is working on adding places on the southwest part of San Pedro as part of mapping for #ProjectNOAH by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)