UP Geology-based student orgs join OSM mapping

Five student organizations based in the University of the Philippines’ National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) now work hand in hand with Project NOAH in mapping the country. The members of these organizations committed their time and effort to help achieve the common goal of achieving a disaster- resilient Philippines.

Project NOAH coordinated with the heads and representatives of UP Geological Society, UP CWM Zena’na, UP Geology Majors’ Society, Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity (IOGF), and UP Rockhounds to address the ever-increasing needs of disaster preparedness and mitigation.

Representatives of UP NIGS- based student organizations during

Representatives of UP NIGS- based student organizations during their OSM mapping training

The members will map the provinces of La Union, Bataan, Batangas, Abra, and Biliran respectively. Their participation is simultaneous with the ongoing mapping initiative of the Project NOAH team in mapping the province of Cavite. Soon, other provinces will also be covered to effectively enforce the mapping objectives.

Indeed, the partnership opens a new approach to meeting the demands of comprehensive threat and vulnerability risk management, of course with the help of Project NOAH website tools and OpenStreetMap data.

The strategic collaboration is a part of Project NOAH’s mission of seeking assistance and collaborating with like-minded institutions or organizations, both national and international.

HELP US MAP THE PHILIPPINES and make sure that your houses and offices are included in the disaster plan of the country! Here is a YouTube video on how to use OpenStreetMap in 10-easy steps!

With your continued support, disaster preparedness measures will be more engaged and effective, especially in identifying hazards and risk exposure in vulnerable communities.

For more information, you can also access the OSM training document or e-mail the OpenStreetMap Philippines community at talk-ph@openstreetmap.org and DOST-Project NOAH through info@noah.dost.gov.ph!

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