The largest Philippine OSM Competition begins this November 2020.

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

In celebration of GEO Month, MapBeks launches its largest OSM competition this November 2020 to target 10 of the most unmapped towns in the country.

LEADERBOARDS for Week 4 as of 30 November 2020 12:00 PM (+8:00 UTC)

To view complete breakdown, click this link.


  1. Register at before 08 November 2020. Only registered participants will be accounted for the competition. Addendum: MapBeks reopened the registration period on November 15-20, 2020 for new participants. Registrants from this period will only be scored on Week 3 and 4.

  2. Participants will be asked to map selected task projects on HOT Tasking Manager. MapBeks shall activate the sites exactly on 08 November 2020.

  3. Participants may use JOSM or OSM ID for editing.

  4. You may request a training session from MapBeks on how to use the said applications.


The scores will be provided weekly based on the following criteria:

  1. Quantity (50%) - this will account for number of buildings created. We will be generating building score twice a week, Every Thursdays (midweek) and Monday (end week). The cut off will be 11:59 Sunday of each week.

  2. Task Completion (10%) - The organizers will also check the number of completed tasks and the appropriateness of submission of completed tasks.

  3. Quality (40%) - a quality check of edits made will be conducted after the campaign week for ONLY the top 10 of the quantity and task completion criteria. All edits from the Top 10 will be pulled and each error made will be a deduction to the quality score. Some tips to observe:

a. Make sure that your buildings are properly squared or orthogonized.

b. Use the proper imagery. Prioritize MAXAR Premium, then Bing.

Example Breakdown:


Only areas in this list will be counted in the basis of scores. Participants should make sure that they will be creating buildings in these tasks only (Click link to go to tasking manager)!

  1. Aleosan, Cotabato

  2. President Roxas, Cotabato

  3. Baroy, Lanao del Norte

  4. Tagoloan and Tancal, Lanao del Norte

  5. Poona Piagapo, Lanao del Norte

  6. Imelda, Zamboanga Sibugay

  7. Akbar and Tuburan, Basilan

MapBeks partnered with Geoladies PH and HOT PH to assist in disaster mapping in areas severely affected by TY Rolly and TY Ulysses. We are adding these priority areas for contestants to map as well and only the building footprints criteria will be applied for these tasks under their respective weeks. This will only apply for W1 - W2 competition.

  1. Oas and Polangui in Albay, and Buhi, Camarines Sur

  2. Marikina City, Metro Manila

  3. San Mateo and Rodriguez, Rizal

For W3 to W4, we will be adding 5 new towns for all participants to contribute to!

  1. Dumingag, Zamboanga del Sur

  2. Baliangao, Misamis Occidental

  3. Don Victoriano Chiongbian, Misamis Occidental

  4. Kalingalan Caluang, Sulu

  5. Panaon, Misamis Occidental



Do you want to learn more about OpenStreetMap or JOSM? Send us a message so we can schedule a personal training with your organization. A mininmum of 4 interested individuals is required for each session. You may reach out to us through our Facebook Page for immediate booking. Don't worry! This is totally free!

We will be hosting a Training Session for Newbies this Saturday, 07 November 2020 from 2PM to 5PM! See you there!



This event is in partnership with the following organizations:

  • Ministry of Mapping

  • UP Resilience Institute Youth Mappers

  • UP Department of Geography

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team Philippines (HOT PH)

  • Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team

  • Mental Health AWHEREness

  • Geoladies PH

  • OpenStreetMap Philippines

  • UP Geodetic Engineering Club (UP GE Club)

  • DLSL SG - College of Infomation Technology and Engineering

  • UP Society of Geodetic Engineering Majors (UP GEOP)

  • FEU Alabang Student Chapter of ACM

  • Junior Philippine Geographical Society UP Diliman

  • Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines

  • Institute of Computer Engineers of the Philippines - FEU Alabang Chapter

  • Governing League of IT Challengers - PUP San Juan

  • PUP The Programmers' Guild

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