The Ateneo de Davao University Social Research Training and Development Office (SRTDO) sponsored an OpenStreet Map Workshop on 18 May 2018, at room F601 of the Finster Hall, Jacinto campus. This activity was held as part of the training sessions on research capability for Social Science faculty as well as for other units of the University.

 

The workshop served as a general introduction to Volunteered Geographic Information, using the OpenStreetMap (OSM) platform, focusing on software tools that are available as free or open software. It also aimed to introduce OSM as an alternative proprietary platform as well as free software and open data for use in participatory mapping projects for public and private organizations and academic research.

 

Mr. Erwin Olario, a specialist and trainer on geo-spatial information systems, data transformation, analytics, and data visualization, served as the resource person for the activity.

 

The University Research Council (URC) of the Ateneo de Davao extended their support for the activity. Dr. Christine S. Diaz served to convene the workshop; Ms. Tanya Mirafuentes handled logistics; while Mr. Glenn Depra and Ms. Mildred Estanda took care of the linkage work.