maning has commented on the following diary entries

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Nodes in Asian cities in the last 10 years over 1 year ago

@planemad, @SimonPoole, Thanks! This make sense now.

Re: charts, I use the basic charting of matplotlib, will share code later.

Bogo OpenStreetMap Workshop over 2 years ago

Awesome work! Its so nice to see that we continue remote mapping + fieldwork + local participation in all our OSM training.

Love the bibingka approach!

Batangas City: Big changes over 2 years ago

Great work! The jeepney routes looks really nice.

Hit me if you have questions. Keep on mapping!

Passive data for OSMing almost 3 years ago

@Sunfishtommy , Strava heatmap are available in iD and JOSM as background layer. See this entry in the wiki:

Why am I against wholesale import of administrative boundaries from any 3rd party source for the Philippines almost 3 years ago

I'm not sure why you are assuming that GADM data has a acceptable licence for OSM

@Simon, thanks for the link.
That is partly the reason why I'm saying the license is incompatible (paragraph 4), some borders from selected countries were given explicit permission, others may get this impression that GADM is kosher for OSM. I should have added that link in my post.

It is mostly a little offset that is all.

@Rovastar, that image is actually one of the "best" ;). In other areas it is worse, as Eugene mentioned in his reply, this is not a consistent offset issue. The second image in my post of Burauen, Leyte has a boundary offset by as much as 3km from the farthest village south. The imported boundary of this area closely resembles the GADM data although it might not come directly from GADM. As I said, there maybe other sources but all of these data are similar to GADM in terms of quality.

adding something that is roughly/nearly/high percentage correct instead of the alternative which is, well, nothing at all

In most cases, I agree with the "roughly/nearly/high percentage correct instead of nothing at all" mantra except for admin boundaries. There are various factors in play such as maintaining relations integrity, too few mappers, etc., but more importantly, unlike a road or a building, mappers cannot easily correct them through satellite imagery or field surveys with a GPS.

Mapping Party in Butuan, Agusan del Norte almost 3 years ago

@Alan Bragg, thanks every node/way contributed helps.

Experimented on Mapping By Photo-geotagging about 3 years ago

Hey! Really glad another Marikina mapper here! For photomapping, I suggest you also look at mapillary. Lately, I've been uploading my Marikina photos in mapillary:

Interested to meet sometime?

What's your OpenStreetMap story? about 3 years ago


Here's my patch as GPS tracks.

I started mapping late 2006. Back then, OSM in the Philippines was completely blank. Maybe I made the first node? At first I struggled with everything, from borrowing GPSr to understanding the tools. I even tried to create a Garmin data cable since it is very expensive to buy a new one.

data cable

Perhaps the most stupid thing I did when I was starting was, without understanding any of the schema and API, I hand edited an OSM file because I had difficulty uploading with my flaky dial-up connection. I turned out that I completely messed up the map because I unintentionally removed negative ID values to the original data upload using JOSM! Fortunately, the talk list back then was very friendly and helped me fix it. ;)

Here's a few other mapping stories.

I was nearly attacked by 4 dogs trying to map an private residential area.


Nearly got into a heated argument with a group of illegal loggers while mapping the forests of Sierra Madre.


More stories here.

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Mapillary trials over 3 years ago

I'm getting the same issue sometimes (I'm blaming my ISP). Just try clicking the blue line to see photos. You can also file a bug report at mapillary's github account.

Water in OpenStreetMap almost 4 years ago

This is nice challenge. However, I can't see it in the list of challenges in MapRoulette.

Iligan street map update almost 4 years ago

Great! Deteiled mapping in Iligan started after Sendong. Its good to know that there are more locals contributing. Hope you find the data useful.

Iligan street map update almost 4 years ago

Keep it up! Is this a local mapping initiative in Iligan? If you have questions, just ask.

Keep on mapping!

Maning OpenStreetMap-Philippines

@OsmThis: Twitter to OSM about 4 years ago ->


Moabi at State of the Map US about 4 years ago

Cool! Any plans for open sourcing the code? I'm particularly interested in the iD presets.

Mapping the Gran Cordillera Central about 4 years ago

Good luck with your docu entry! And its nice you do mapping on the side. ;)

Hello, OSM! over 4 years ago

Hi Ken,

I reported your issue in iD's github repo, please update if the problem persists. Thanks!

We need to look at consistency of coverage in the Philippines. Let's target LOD1 first. over 4 years ago

@/al, I updated the entry for the location of the images. If that is what you mean.

Hello, OSM! over 4 years ago

Welcom to the "tribe". :)

Bagong Simula almost 5 years ago


Welcome din. Sana maging makabuluhan din ang iyong pagiging contributor dito sa OSM.

Rivers in Palawan not showing on main map over 5 years ago

Disregard my comment. My speed reading missed that part of your post. :-)