#OSMPHarin2024 - mappy is a happy word!

Credit: Photos from UPRI Youthmappers

Had so much funnn and so mappy from last Saturday’s OpenStreetMap Philippines’ 2024 Year-Starter mapping party #OSMPHarin2024* !

THANK YOU for everyone who has participated, and spent time with us and for mapping!

OSM PH community members’ aspirations

For introduction and icebreaker, our wonderful host (Jikka) asked us to introduce ourselves and share our aspirations for the 2024. Since some participants are new/beginner to OSM, aspirations can be personal and/or OSM-related.

From learning how to swim, graduating this year (lots of them are students from UPRI), healthier lifestyle (more sleep, eating on time and exercise) to growing the community and being more involved in OSM, we are really aspiring this year! Hope to go back to this and see by end of the year!

OSM field mapping and mobile tools

It’s so great to see young leaders being our trainers! UP Resilience Institute Youthmappers leaders/members (Markel, Erika, Leo and Youthmother Feye) trained us about OSM and field mapping tools such as Organic map, Everydoor and Mapillary.

After the training, we went outside to do the most fun part = MAPPING!

We divided ourselves into 2 groups: 1. team trees using Everydoor; and 2. team imagery capture using Mapillary.

Of’course, the amazing UPRI YM trainers guided us althroughout!

Our Impact

  • Twenty-four (24) people (half of them are new to and beginner in #OpenStreetMap) gathered together to add open data in OpenStreetMap that can be used for societal and community development!

  • More than 20 trees in the UP Garden of Native Trees were added using EveryDoor and new street-level imagery for Magsaysay Ave. and Laurel Ave. were uploaded in Mapillary!

  • We have representation from student orgs, advocacy groups, govt and private sectors!


Credit: Mobile phone creenshot from Feye


About 10years ago, the first Geoladies PH meetup convened by tito Maning showed an average 1 woman mapper/participant in OSM PH events/meetups and challenged the OSM community to change the ratio.

Last Saturday, we changed the ratio! 12 women/LGBTQI++ participated (50:50 ratio)❤️‍🔥

Mappy to witness the growth and diversity of OpenStreetMap Philippines! Thank you community for the inspiration ❤️‍🔥#CommunityPower #CommunityPowered #PeoplePowered

Geoladies photo from UPRI YM

Credit: Photos from UPRI Youthmappers

Synthesis and post-field mapping

After the field mapping, we went back to the training room to share our experience and what we learned. There was a bit of a competition as we have a prize (RapiD shirt from Meta, thanks, Meta!) to the winning team/mapper who mapped the most and so the participants were rallying which app is better =P

I am also so happy and proud that my bro-sis Mingming (see first image, he’s the one wearing blue muscle shirt) was able to join, see what I am doing lol, and learned how to map! He shared that as Biology student, he didn’t know that mapping can be connected to his field, mapping trees can help them locate trees and details about them, and that he is happy to provide visibility and representation in the map :crying emoji please:

So who won? As Erika declared, OSM PH community wins because we added open data in the PH and also we build connections and relationships! At dahil dyan, bigyan ng tshirt! (She won the tshirt hehe)

After that, we of’course went on to do the most fun fun fun part than mapping (loljoke) = EATING LUNCH! Hehe. We were so exhausted after the mapping and we need to regain strength to do more mapping, amirite?

Thank you to our delicious lunch mazame Michelle Obamap!

And then after after that, some of us went to a cafe shop - What About Coffee? for a chatty chat ;)

Post mapping party

See you again soon? :)

So mappy and eager to support upcoming community events or meetups (online or in-person) so just hit me up!

See you on the next! #OpenDataDay on March anyone?

PS #OpenDataDay2024 #ODD2024 Mini-Grants Program now open for application! Deadline: 5 February


  • Thank you UP Resilience Institute (UPRI) for our venue!
  • Thank you UPRI YouthMappers for being our resource speakers!
  • Thank you Mazame Michelle Tamura Michelle Tamura for sponsoring our lunch!
  • Thank you Ms. Monica for being our tech person!
  • Thank you Ms. Jikka for being our hostess!
  • Thank you Mr. MAP (Aimon) for the fun games; thank you CJ, Leo and Den for being our alay for the charades! Hehe
  • Thank you Ms. Jikka and Ms. Leigh L. for our amazing comms!
  • Thank you Ms. Feye for ensuring our venue and logistics!
  • Thank you to all participants who joined from QC, Baguio, CDO and everywhere!

How about you / your community? :)

Share your mappy community’s first (or planned) mapathon/mapping party/meetup (online or in-person) this new year in the comment or in the community forum thread! 🧵 🗺️ ❤️‍🔥 💫⬇️

Location: UP Campus, Diliman, 4th District, Quezon City, Eastern Manila District, Metro Manila, 1101, Philippines


Comment from Mateusz Konieczny on 17 February 2024 at 12:42

Glad that you had fun! I wish you more mappy successes

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