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DTI maps entire Bohol Tourist Site with Galaxy Tabs

DTI-GIZ, under the Private Sector Promotion Program (SMEDSEP), came up with this pretty neat Google Mapping project to map the whole island of Bohol and all of its 700+ tourist sites and tourism-related establishments.

The map was collected using Samsung Galaxy Tab running Open Data Kit (ODK) applications. The Holy Name University (HNU) research department fielded staff/personnel to do the site interviews.

The extensive collection of data included addresses, contact information, photos, facilities and rates. This is like your ultimate travel guide to Bohol. GPS accuracy
is from 5 meters up to 10 meters. You can see the complete mapping project here: bit.ly/boholtourismmap

Pretty good job, IMO. Now can we have the rest of the islands of the Philippines mapped like that too?

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Paul says:

    I’m very glad that more and more Filipinos are embracing technology and utilizing it for their benefits. :)

  2. benchmark says:

    Perhaps we can do that in a small location say 5 close-by baranggays, then it will be combined in to one total database of all places here in the Philippines…to attract tourist and/or find a location easily.

  3. Nice thing that we can see and explore Bohol in miles away.

  4. Kenth says:

    This is one project that should be replicated by the DOT nationwide. It can even be expanded for other uses such as for Government projects/programs.

    Two thumbs up for the person/group/institution who thought of this and executed it. :)

  5. Jim says:

    Not a bad start … but why didn’t they update all the roads and coastlines while they were at it? That loop of road in the sea on the West coast looks a bit dumb … :-)

  6. raul barrios says:

    Wish they could also map Panay Island!haha

    • wyldkard says:

      there’s a current project that’s going to help map iloilo province. it’s in the final stages, so drop me an email and i’ll let you know when it is.

  7. D says:

    help out the Philippine Garmin GPS mapping effort at http://www.roadguide.ph

  8. nameless says:

    I guess we already had a project on mapping the whole Philippine Island. But this map is exclusively for Garmin GPS devices.

  9. Boffill says:

    I’m using Garmin Mobile XT in my Windows mobile phone. It has a detailed map of the Philippines too. ;)

  10. NemOry says:

    Sosyal ng Bohol ahh…aSTIG!HEHE

  11. Andre says:

    sayang, again it should be on OpenStreetMap. remember Google and its partners owns all the copyrights to everything put on its map….

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