[talk-ph] Increasing demand for OSM talks and workshops

Eugene Alvin Villar seav80 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 29 00:28:08 UTC 2014

Hi maning,

Might it be more prudent if we can consolidate several of the requests into
1, preferably in Manila? Outside of Manila, there is no group of mappers
who are also interested in spreading the word or giving lectures,
workshops, and tutorials.

I think it would also help if we can create a PDF (brochure? presentation?)
of some sort to provide to these requesting groups as a basic introduction
to OSM. If they would like to learn more, then we can proceed with


On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 4:31 PM, maning sambale
<emmanuel.sambale at gmail.com>wrote:

> Dear everyone,
> As you probably know OSM in the Philippines got a lot of media
> coverage and exposure because of our response to Typhoon
> Yolanda/Haiyan [0].  As result, there is tremendous interest in using
> OSM data to supplement the limited geospatial data in many areas for
> the recovery and rebuilding efforts by humanitarian agencies, aid
> organizations and local government units.
> The challenge we are facing now is how do we respond as the local OSM
> group in the Philippines.  There are several requests for OSM talks,
> training and workshops in several areas.  Some of us are trying to
> respond to these requests, but people interested in doing talks and
> workshops are very few.
> I'm writing this message for us to discuss how do we expand the pool
> of people who can and willing to do OSM workshops particularly for
> areas in Visayas and Mindanao.  I understand that for most of us, we
> just want to map and are not really comfortable with doing OSM talks
> (that is completely OK).  But for people interested, let's discuss
> here.  At the moment, request for OSM talks are:
> - General OSM overview - mostly for people/groups who are just
> interested to know what OSM is and how they can use the data
> - OSM training/workshops - for people/groups who wants to be a
> contributor or are interested in using OSM in specific domains and
> wants to use OM technology in data collection
> If you or your org is interested in doing this, how can we collaborate?
> What materials do you need? For our ESSC project, we used mostly
> learnosm.org
> Do you need a specific training module? Perhaps we can design one like:
>  - OSM for LGUs
>  - OSM for NGOs
>  - OSM for DRR
>  - OSM for whatever
> Do you need equipment?  We have a few GPS under the GPStoGO program
> [1] you can use, maybe we can ask for more units which you can use
> during trainings.
> Do you need some sort of trainor's training? Maybe we can organize
> workshops like that.
> Any other ideas?
> My personal goal, is that whenever I get an email for an OSM
> invitation, I can direct the invitation to other OSM-PH volunteers
> particularly in areas out of my biking distance. ;)
> [0] http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Typhoon_Haiyan
> [1]
> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/WikiProject_Philippines/GPStogo_program
> --
> cheers,
> maning
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