[talk-ph] Wiki Loves Monuments needs some mapping help

tutubi tutubi at backpackingphilippines.com
Tue Apr 10 03:22:17 BST 2012

I can try to tag each one of them

i can see churches of bohol plus other structures i've recently visited
there including Clarin House
in Loay town (i also attempted to visit Loay watchtower but it was covered
by mangroves and not really easy to access, in state of ruins, ias was told
by locals). I have the coordinates and pictures plus other structures
listed there (my pictures though do not qualify for the indicated picture
taking dates)


I explore, therefore I blog.

"I don't need a map! I have the GPS. Never need a map again, thank you"
- lost van on Route 66, Radiator Springs (Cars)

On Mon, Apr 9, 2012 at 11:49 PM, Eugene Alvin Villar <seav80 at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hi guys,
> Wikimedia Philippines has launched the Wiki(pedia) Loves Monuments
> last March 24. WLM is a photo contest with the aim of creating a body
> of open and freely-licensed photos of cultural and heritage sites and
> monuments. WLM started in 2010 in the Netherlands, became a
> Europe-wide competition in 2011, and in 2012 is now an international
> competition with 28+ countries around the world participating. The WLM
> Philippines webpage is here:
> http://www.wikimedia.ph/wmph/index.php?title=Wiki_Loves_Monuments
> Anyway, the WLM Philippines project managers asked my help if it is
> possible to get the coordinates of each site or monument in the site
> list (which is basically the Philippine Registry of Cultural Property
> (PRECUP) Built Heritage list provided by the National Commission for
> Culture and the Arts) which contain 689 sites total. The list is here:
> http://www.wikimedia.ph/wmph/index.php?title=Wiki_Loves_Monuments/Entry_Sites
> As you can see, most of the sites only have the town or city as their
> location. Not all of them have complete addresses and not one of them
> has any attached coordinates. The additional mapping info would be
> beneficial so the photographers would know where to find these sites.
> Unfortunately, I'm sure that OSM does not have all of the information.
> I estimate that only around 1/3 of these sites are in OSM. I think
> WaypointsDotPH might fare better but I don't think all of the sites
> are on WaypointsDotPH too.
> Do any of you guys have any idea on what's the best way to get the
> addresses/coordinates of all 689 sites? If needed, Wikimedia
> Philippines is willing to buy a license from private GIS companies but
> of course an open/free solution would be best.
> Anyway, WLM aside, I think putting all of these sites in OSM would be
> a nice little project for OSMPH. Do people think it's a good idea to
> have a list somewhere where we can track whether all 689 sites are in
> OSM and with complete attributes already?
> Eugene
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