[talk-ph] Isabela Mapping Marathon

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Sep 1 14:57:34 BST 2009


Within the coming months, we will be conducting a series of mapping
parties for several towns in Isabela, Philippines.

The grand goals are the following:
    * To assist the Isabela LGUs in collecting geospatial data for the Province
    * Teach local college students in data collection and editing
    * Upload all data in Openstreetmap
    * Prepare poster maps for each town

These areas are mostly rural, mountainous and the participants are
most likely unaware of Openstreetmap, GPS or even Google Map.  Each
mapping workshop will be two days, participants will be provided with
GPS units.  At the end of each day, all data will be compiled and
uploaded to OSM.

I need some tips/advice on how to run this event.
What materials should we prepare?
What concepts should we teach?
Worst case scenarios we should look out for?

The GPS units and laptops will be donated to the local university in
order to sustain map updates.  Through this project, we hope we can
plant the seed of OSM enthusiasm in the local community.

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