Tagaytay Mapping Party a success!

Posted by seav on 18 May 2009 in English (English)

While it's hard to fail when the goal is "map as much as you can," I think that in many respects, the Tagaytay Mapping Party that occurred last Saturday, May 16, is a real success. This is the first ever Mapping Party in the Philippines and, I think, the first in Southeast Asia. We brought together eight OpenStreetMappers from Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, and Cavite (one is a newbie) many of whom have just then met each other for the first time, and we managed to gather thousands of trackpoints, hundreds of POIs, and tens of kilometers of roads. While we weren't able to do live editing after going out mapping (due to the lack of Wi-Fi), we did share stories, anecdotes, and details of mapping rigs over coffee (sadly, not beer).

Thanks to maning, we have a draft party render animation of the mapping party. Expect the final version to come out before the end of the week.

Here's to more success for OpenStreetMap Philippines!

Location: Tagaytay, Cavite, Calabarzon, 4120, Philippines

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