[talk-ph] Intramuros Mapping Party: meeting places

maning sambale emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 09:36:29 GMT 2010


@ ed,  here's more NHI markers for waypointsdotph
http://www.flickr.com/photos/esambale/tags/nhi/

I will try to transcribe the plaque text later.

Just for fun, I created a simple webmap to visualize my geotagged
photos: http://geocommons.com/maps/41171
flickr's georss seem to show only the latest 2o photos, I don't know why.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 3:38 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
> We had the afternoon meet-up in Museong Pambata c/o Maricel Montero.
>
> Inside the Old Manila exhibit room was a large map showing the route
> of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade [1].  The map shows that the
> first entry point to the Philippines is a small island between Samar
> and Luzon island.  This island is called Capul Island [2].
>
> Some trivia why I am very much interested in this island:
> 1.  The native language is not of Visayan roots but that of a distinct
> Abaknon (Inabaknon) related to the language family Sama-Bajaw dominant
> in Sulu archipelago and the coast of Borneo. [3]  A map of Philippine
> languages is here [4].  According to local legend: "Capul Island was
> originally founded by King Abak who escaped from Java with his tribe
> before the onslaught of Islam" [5]
> 2.  The geographic location of the island is an ideal
> amenity=galleon_stop to the long route=ferry name=Manila-Acapulco
> Galleon Trade Route, before proceeding to Manila because of the small
> size of the island and the expansive view of the horizon.
> "Wide-angle" view of the horizon is very important for the Galleon
> traders in order to spot potential pirate attacks.
> 3.  Much of what we know as Filipino food (plants, fruits or
> vegetables) came from the trade and commerce within this
> Manila-Acapulco Galleon Trade [6].  Big thanks to the Capul Island
> dwellers who "helped" secure a safe travel to the galleon traders.
>
> Free beers from me to anyone who will be able to visit and map this island. :)
>
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manila_galleon
> [2] http://osm.org/go/44Fk8h0
> [3] http://www.ethnologue.com/show_family.asp?subid=1464-16
> [4] http://samartrexplore.multiply.com/photos/album/17/EXPLORE_CAPUL_ISLAND
> [5] http://essc.org.ph/content/view/21/46/
> [6] http://opinion.inquirer.net/inquireropinion/columns/view/20090923-226468/Mexico-under-our-skin
>
>
> On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 9:31 PM, maning sambale
> <emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you to everyone who joined the party.  We will upload the paper
>> scans in the next few days.  Will keep you posted when you can start
>> tracing your cake slice.
>>
>> Maning (dead tired from 6 hours of walking on concrete pavement, but
>> definitely worth it!)
>>
>> On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi guys,
>>>
>>> The meetup place in the morning will be Chowking Intramuros:
>>> http://osm.org/go/4zhQKS6ZC--?m
>>>
>>> It's basically one block away from the Manila Cathedral. Hope to see
>>> many of you there! :-)
>>>
>>> Eugene (osm:seav)
>>>
>>>
>>> On Sun, Nov 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> Hi guys,
>>>>
>>>> For the Intramuros Mapping Party, there will be 2 meeting places. One
>>>> in the morning before the field survey and one in the afternoon after
>>>> the field survey. We have not finalized yet the meeting places and we
>>>> would like to solicit suggestions from the community.
>>>>
>>>> For the morning meetup, we are thinking of Chowking Intramuros
>>>> <http://osm.org/go/4zhQKS6ZE--?m>. You can have breakfast here if you
>>>> want. Does anybody have other suggestions?
>>>>
>>>> For the afternoon meetup, we think an airconditioned mall with Wi-Fi
>>>> like Robinsons Manila or SM Manila would be OK. The problem is that
>>>> this is the Christmas season and the malls would likely to be more
>>>> packed than usual due to the Christmas shopping. Somewhere with Wi-Fi
>>>> would be nice so we can teach newbies how to edit and other stuff like
>>>> that. But failing that, then maybe some of you can lend your mobile
>>>> Internet USB dongles?
>>>>
>>>> An alternate afternoon venue I can think of would be either of the 2
>>>> Starbucks facing each other in UN Avenue at Bayview Park Hotel
>>>> <http://osm.org/go/4zhFeigv7--?m> or any of the coffee shops along UN
>>>> Avenue.
>>>>
>>>> What do you guys think?
>>>>
>>>> Eugene
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>
>> --
>> cheers,
>> maning
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>
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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