Ben Hur Pintor

Ben is a long-time open geospatial advocate and proprietor of BNHR—an open data and open geospatial consultancy in the Philippines. He is also the co-founder and CTO of the Civic Literacy Initiative and SmartCT.

He works to build better, fairer, and safer societies through the advancement and use of free and open geospatial data and technologies.

  • Beyond shapefiles and file-based data management
  • Mapping the road less traveled: Building careers with open geospatial
  • Why you shouldn't use QGIS: new and upcoming features (2023 edition)
  • Beyond shapefiles and file-based data management (workshop)
Bryan Steven Escarlan Borja

Junior Architect, Mapping Enthusiast, Community Design

  • Secured By Design: Establishing Design Guidelines Against Crime in Urban Communities of Tacloban City
Charmyne Mamador
  • Mapa nga ba?: A design thinking workshop on creating effective geospatial solutions or initiatives
  • Data storytelling with impact using open-source tools
Denrazir Atara

With over 5 years of experience in the academic industry, I have become a passionate advocate for the open mapping movement. My focus has been on empowering individuals, especially students and the wider public, by providing training on utilizing free and open-source software for geospatial applications, notably OpenStreetMap. I am dedicated to fostering a culture of accessible and open knowledge, particularly in the field of geoinformatics and mapping, aiming to equip others with valuable skills and insights for a better understanding and utilization of geospatial technologies.

Dino Evangelista

Researcher at the Flood Modelling Component of UPRI-UP NOAH Center.
Advocate of using critical geography in storytelling and counter-mapping especially for the narratives of the marginalized.
Believes in the idea of every human has rights and anyone can be empowered.

  • Mythical Creatures, Real Hazards: Co-creating and co-designing story maps of local folklore, beliefs, and myths about the environment
Erika del Rosario

Studies BS Geography and Director fo External Affairs at University of the Philippines Youthmappers

  • Battle of the Best OSM Mobile Data Collection Tool: A Workshop on Organic Maps and Every Door
Feye Andal

Feye has been an active volunteer with OpenStreetMap-Philippines since 2013. Through her extensive involvement, she has honed her expertise in teaching diverse stakeholders how to effectively use OpenStreetMap and other open mapping tools, playing a vital role in advancing geographic information accessibility. She co-founded UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers, the second local chapter of YouthMappers in the Philippines, where she demonstrates her passion for empowering young people through open mapping techniques.

Recognized for her leadership and expertise, Feye serves as a Regional Ambassador of YouthMappers since 2020. In this capacity, she actively recruits student organizations to join the YouthMappers network, fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among aspiring mappers.

  • The World in 360: An Introduction to Mapillary
Jann Rovic Cueto
Jannie Fleur Villar Orano
  • A Yearlong Journey with Southern Leyte State U YouthMappers in Open Mapping
Jerome Jack Oben Napala
  • Spatial Mapping of Marine Resources for Inclusive Comprehensive Land Use Planning in Sogod, Southern Leyte
Jikka Defiño
  • POIs for greenfield hyperscale data center site selection
Jorton Agda Tagud
  • Exposure of Southern Leyte Pacific Towns to Possible Earthquake Induced Tsunami
Joyce Mae Callao

I, Joyce Mae Callao, a name synonymous with dedication, leadership, and a profound commitment to community service, was born 20 years ago in the vibrant city of Cagayan de Oro. With an unquenchable thirst for knowledge and a heart brimming with compassion, My journey has been nothing short of inspiring.

My path was clear from the very beginning. I pursued Geodetic Engineering at a young age, a testament to my innate passion for mapping and my yearning to make a difference in my community. As a Geodetic Engineering student, I discovered the calling to bridge the gap between technology and humanity, using my skills for the betterment of society.

My journey as a student was marked by milestones and a tireless commitment to my studies. Within the academic halls of my university, I shone as a beacon of leadership. My dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed, as my garnered multiple awards and accolades for my exceptional contributions to my student organization. My leadership transcended the boundaries of my university, extending into the vibrant Cagayan de Oro community.

One of my significant facets of life has been my role as a commissioner for USTP YouthMappers Cagayan de Oro City. In this capacity, I showcased my exceptional ability to lead and inspire others to make a difference. My work on various mapping projects, including "," "Mapping for Resilience," and "Project Mapadayon," highlighted my commitment to disaster risk reduction, urban planning, and community development.

My impact extended beyond the boundaries of my academic and organizational achievements. My passion for open-source technologies, combined with my ability to articulate its benefits, allowed to become a vocal advocate in the community. I used the platform to educate and inspire others about the power of open-source technology in mapping, reinforcing the position as a thought leader.

In a world where maps are more than just geographic representations, I emerged as a driving force for positive change. My role as a geodetic engineer empowered me to contribute to the well-being of her community, and to embraced it wholeheartedly. I remains a dedicated and compassionate individual, determined to make a lasting impact on Cagayan de Oro City.

  • Mapping for Resilience
Lanz Bartolome

Lanz Sim S. Bartolome, born on May 8, 2003, in Cagayan de Oro City, is a name that resonates within the vibrant realm of cartography. A gifted and passionate individual, Lanz has dedicated himself to the intricate art of mapmaking, a journey that led to an accolade as "Mapper of the Month."

Lanz's story is a testament to the power of technology and the human spirit. From a young age, he displayed an insatiable curiosity about the world and a deep appreciation for geography. It wasn't long before he discovered his calling in the modern era of digital mapping.

His foray into the world of maps began with the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing tools. It was through this technology that he realized the profound impact maps have on decision-making, disaster response, urban planning, and countless other critical domains. He recognized that maps held the key to understanding our world better, and he was determined to unlock it.

Lanz's journey into cartography culminated with his remarkable involvement in Mapping Events. He became a pivotal force behind various initiatives that sought to map underrepresented and underserved regions. Through open-source mapping platforms, he was instrumental in creating detailed maps of remote areas, empowering communities with the tools they needed for informed decision-making.

In recognition of his outstanding contributions, Lanz was honored as "Mapper of the Month." This title bestowed upon him symbolized the impact he had on the global mapping community. His dedication to creating accessible, accurate maps and his commitment to the principles of open data garnered him the respect and admiration of his peers.

Lanz's achievements extend far beyond awards and recognition. His work has tangible, real-world implications. He has contributed to disaster risk reduction efforts by mapping vulnerable areas, ensuring that communities can be better prepared for natural calamities. He's played a vital role in healthcare initiatives by mapping clinics and healthcare facilities in remote regions, enabling people to access medical services.

At such a young age, Lanz Sim S. Bartolome's journey in cartography is an inspiration. He serves as a beacon for others, demonstrating the remarkable impact that can be achieved when passion, technology, and social responsibility converge. His biography is a testament to the idea that even the smallest pixels on a map can make the biggest difference in the world.

  • "Optimizing Field Data Collection: Leveraging KoboToolbox in USTP YouthMappers Projects"
Leanne Caye D. Obispo

A graduating student of BS Geodetic Engineering in the University of the Philippines Diliman
A proud member of the university of the Philippines Society of Geodetic Engineering Majors (UP GEOP)
Head of Project EngaGE, a mapping initiative of UP GEOP

  • Data: A Story to Tell
Leigh Lunas
  • When women map
Leonil Jay Llagas

He is a 4th year BS Geography student at UP Diliman. Hailing from Bukidnon, he is volunteering in local organizations for more than 5 years now, co-creating initiatives for the welfare of the province's IP sector. He is also a member of the Junior Philippine Geographical Society - UP Diliman, working as part of its Secretariat Committee. Lastly, he is the current president of UP Resilience Institute YouthMappers.

  • Battle of the Best OSM Mobile Data Collection Tool: A Workshop on Organic Maps and Every Door
Luis Caezar Ian Panganiban
  • Getting Started with Developing Geospatial Applications
  • AI for Geo: A Gentle Introduction to AI for the Geo Industry
Marifer Patricio
  • Battle of the Best OSM Mobile Data Collection Tool: A Workshop on Organic Maps and Every Door
Mark Aimon Pangan
  • COLABDev: Data-Driven Development in Palimbang, Sultan Kudarat
  • Digital Data Collection with KoboToolbox and KoboCollect
Mia Kristine Camiña Quinco
  • Beyond the Choropleth: How UP Mindanao mapping efforts help shape Davao City policies and disease interventions programs
  • UPMin YouthMappers: Igniting UP Mindanao's Passion and Interest in GIS and Open Mapping
Paolo Lorenzo A. Lora

UP Tacloban YouthMappers

  • Rediscovering Local History through Cultural Mapping
Pauline Jen Madrona

Hello, my name is Paujen. I'm currently an undergraduate student taking up BS Geography in University of the Philippines Diliman. Areas I'm particularly interested in include women and health geographies, although I try to like a bit of everything else. There is just so much to learn but also unlearn and relearn.

  • Battle of the Best OSM Mobile Data Collection Tool: A Workshop on Organic Maps and Every Door
Wilfredo T. Dizon Jr

Dynamic professional with a comprehensive skill set as a Land Use Planning Expert, GIS Specialist, Data Scientist, and Licensed Environmental Planner, known for delivering innovative solutions that harmonize land development, environmental preservation, and data-driven decision-making for sustainable and resilient communities.

  • Utilizing OpenStreetMap Building Footprint Data for Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction in the Municipality of Luna
Yhogen Boy Villacite Julve
  • Mapping Fire Hydrants as Baseline Data for Fire Emergency Response in Leyte Province, Philippines