This August, HOT Philippines began training with LGU volunteers in Pampanga, celebrated #HOT10YRS, and sealed partnerships for September.
In August, HOT Philippines began field work for the PhilAWARE project. The mapping team based in Pampanga began their work on August 12, training members of and volunteers from the local government unit to use OpenStreetMap. They also began field mapping on August 19.
On World Humanitarian Day on the week of HOT’s 10th anniversary, HOT Philippines launched the #MAPAsinoKaMan (Whoever you are) campaign to tell stories of Filipino mappers. It is an ongoing campaign and HOT Philippines hopes to sustain it through calls for participants.
Throughout the month, HOT Philippines also had training sessions with volunteer groups and some government agencies. Some of these OSM trainings are with the following:
The Department of Education’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DepEd-DRRMS) on August 7 talks about using OSM data to improve education services across the country (e.g. mapping for delivery of school supplies in far-flung areas, mapping schools affected by armed conflict to create safety protocols)
UPLB Ugnayan ng Pahinungod (UP Pahinungod) on August 19 and 28–an ongoing partnership with the university’s volunteer arm
The general public in a #MappingMondays session on August 24
Aside from HOT Philippines’ own activities, HOT also sealed partnerships and participation with other mapping and DRMM-related events in the Philippines. Members of HOT Philippines participated in #OpenStreetMap16, an online celebration and status update of OSM in the Philippines organized by the Mapping Ministry. HOT Philippines’ Country Managaer, Bry Damasco, will be one of the speakers in UP Pahinungod’s E-LIGTAS Webinar on September 2. And finally, HOT Philippines is a partner organization for MapBek’s SOGIE 101 and LGBT Safe Spaces Mapping conference on September 5.