With the continuous initiative of Project NOAH in leading the mapping effort for the country one province at a time, we are pleased to announce that the Biliran is now completely mapped!
We would like to thank the members of University of the Philippines Rockhounds and other OSM contributors who helped achieve this goal. UP- Rockhounds started mapping the province last July and with their generous time, they helped increase the total structures mapped from 1, 581 to 29, 263.
OpenStreetMap (OSM) contributors already mapped Camiguin, Cavite, Zambales, and the municipality of Pateros for the past six months. We are also currently mapping the provinces of Leyte, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Bataan, Batangas, La Union, and the City of Taguig.
The on-going risk assessment and mapping efforts of OSM contributors significantly help the government down to the local level. Mapping the Philippines continues to play a critical role in DRRM as it helps build disaster resilient and adaptive Filipino communities.
Project NOAH recently opened a new task grid for Samar Island. The students, faculty, and staff of Eastern Samar State University pledged their help in mapping the island.