Mapping for Resilience
2023-11-21, 14:40–14:50 (Asia/Manila), Plenary Hall

The "Mapping for Resilience" project is dedicated to enhancing data accessibility and resilience in Canitoan, Lapasan, Bugo, and Indahag, located in Cagayan de Oro City. Our mission involves the generation of up-to-date, high-quality geospatial data, empowering local barangays and their communities to make informed decisions and develop data-driven policies. This multi-stage project encompasses remote mapping utilizing satellite imagery within OpenStreetMap, field data collection via KoboCollect, and data validation through JOSM, followed by public dissemination via the OpenStreetMap server. Additionally, we are committed to establishing an exclusive offline digital database for our valued partners.

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 "MapaKalamidad.ph," "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.