Mapping Bacoor and Imus, Cavite

Posted by TagaSanPedroAko on 9 May 2016 in English (English)

Finally, I got a chance to map Bacoor and Imus, with two trips where I am able to survey those areas, the first being from NAIA Terminal 1 towards home, and the second from home to SM City Bacoor via Molino, Mambog, and Palico, SM City Bacoor towards S&R Membership Shopping in Imus, and S&R Membership Shopping towards homme.

On the first trip, my survey found a split, new traffic lights, and pedestrian overpass on Aguinaldo Boulevard, new traffic lights and marked motorcycle lane (marked by a blue line on the right lane) on Molino Boulevard, and new traffic signs, installed by the Department of Public Works and Highways Cavite District Engineering Office, showing destinations of several intersections on Molino Road. I already mapped the new traffic lights and destinations shown on the newly installed signs, and yet to map the split, traffic lights, and traffic lights on Aguinaldo Boulevard and the motorcycle lane on Molino Boulevard.

On the second trip, my survey found several missing business, missing business names, location of barangay boundaries on the Mambog area, a traffic light on the intersection on Aguinaldo Highway and Tirona Highway, an Alfamart branch near SM City Bacoor, a no left turn sign on the Aguinaldo Exit of SM City Bacoor,, a missing church along the Aguinaldo Highway, a welcome marker on the Bacoor-Imus boundary, several missing kilometer stones, a split and new traffic lights on Aguinaldo Highway near Tanzang Luma, missing barangays of Imus (like Bayang Luma, Patindig Araw, Anabu I-B, Anabu I-D, Anabu II-B, and Pasong Buaya 1), a missing name of an industrial area in Anabu, Imus, a S&R New York Style Pizza store inside S&R Membership Shopping in Imus, a missing Kawasaki motorcycle store, and a lot more. Most changes have been done,after that trip but a few is to be done soon.

I preferably enjoy mapping areas while on the go, like on trips, where I sometimes bring a notebook, a pencil, and a sharpener (in case the pencil tip goes dull) to create a survey map that I use to collect information before adding them to OpenStreetMap. But, when I don’t have a notebook and pencil, I memorize the names and locations of places I found on the survey before adding them to OSM, yet, a few fades away from my memory and a second survey is needed to retrieve them back. Now, with a new tablet, I am able to take pictures with lat-long information to determine the location of a certain place.

My mapping activity on Bacoor and Imus is still few, but with my personal knowledge of those areas, because I have relatives living in Imus, I am able to add a few places that I know of without needing a survey.

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

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