Saturday, December 25, 2010


Received a great message today from Eugene Alvin Villar, the guy who planned the Open Street Mapping Party for Intramuros last December 11, 2010. Although I wasn't able to join them in pinpointing places of significance in Intramuros/Ermita/Luneta (I had a shoot with Strictly Politics that morning), I'm glad that quite a few people went and were able to document and upload what they found online.

Ans here's a sampling of how the event went: A before-and-after map of Intramuros: CLICK HERE.

And here's the live map itself: CLICK HERE.

The map is still not complete. There's still barangay boundaries, address data, and all those little details left to add, but I think most historical places, monuments, landmarks and markers are already there, including the reductos and revellins. They also covered Rizal Park, the Manila City Hall area, and parts of Ermita.

Stay tuned for the next Open Street Mapping party. Congrats guys on a job well done!