[talk-ph] OSM Philippines meet-up

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Feb 10 11:58:51 GMT 2009

On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 5:29 PM, Jim Morgan <jim at datalude.com> wrote:
> Good to see everyone there as well, and put faces to email addresses!
> maning sambale wrote, On Monday, February 09, 2009 11:17 AM:
>> On forming an organization:
>> We had a previous mail discussion on "should we have a formal
>> organization representing OSM Philippines" so this was a main
>> discussion point in Grappas.  Basically two points were raised:
>> 1. There is a need to create a "legal personality" for OSM Philippines
> One other alternate approach we discussed was to use the main London OSM body as a representative. Its unclear exactly how this would work though. Time zones would undoubtedly be tricky but it might be good as a stopgap.

@ Mike Collinson - is this possible?  Or any updates on the local chapter plans?
To all - please have a look at Andre's email:

> As far as extending the coverage of OSM in the Philippines, we discussed a number of ideas. To me, (ok, this is my biased opinion) the most powerful way of expanding coverage would be to use Naga as an example and tout that around other municipalities.
Yeah that should be a good sales pitch.

> Here's the sales pitch as I conceived it:
> The data already exists, but is incomplete. By releasing it to OpenStreetmap they can get it incorporated into OSM at no cost to themselves (probably) and with no effort. Once its in there, the data will be fixed by the general public, and it can then be re-downloaded and used by the municipality. Its effectively a free way of cleaning up their data, and putting their city on the map.
Sounds good.

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