Volunteers for OSM Mapping Party help in Building Resilient UP Campuses

Makati City — Map the PhilippinesGrab, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) Philippines co-organized a mapping party in celebration of the OSM’s Geography Awareness Week at Grab PH’s headquarters in Makati last Saturday, November 25. It was attended by volunteers, students, government employees, non-government organization (NGO) workers, and some of the Grab personnel who significantly helped map the building footprints UP Campuses.

Geoweek Figure 1

Taking from the event’s description, students, map lovers, families and communities host events around the world to celebrate the importance of geography every November. The mapping party helped contribute to the mapping efforts of OpenStreetMap, the free and openly editable map of the world.

Geoweek Figure 2

Feye Andal, a UP NOAH researcher, gave an overview of UP NOAH and the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI) to the participants. She also introduced the UP mapping tasks that were used in the mapathon. Mapping UP campuses is a current capacity building activity of UP Resilience Institute as a part of its effort to help build resilient communities in the country..

CURRENTLY RUNNING MAPPING TASKS:

The UP RI, with the UP NOAH Center as a core component, would like to thank Map the Philippines, Grab, and OpenStreetMap for organizing this activity.