Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Two years ago, I had decided to turn my mapping advocacy to have a voice. A window that would give an idea to the world how mapping the country would feel like. People turn on their smartphones, turn on its location feature and open up an application that requires the user to tag one's self to a certain location. Any program that uses locations as an integral part of its functionality obviously uses maps. And these maps are not simply made... they were experienced. And this blog is a collection of our experiences while mapping the Philippines.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
November 8, 2014
Surprisingly, not too far from the busy and highly urbanized Metro Manila, there still exist a golden sand beach where spectacular sunsets can be viewed. A perfect beach to be one with nature through the absence of posh accommodations. Development of this beach may soon take place. But while it is still virgin as it is, this is the right time to get to this paradise. Situated at Luzon's southwestern edge, Burot Beach is one of the best beaches of this side of Batangas.
Friday, September 26, 2014
The Mayon Volcano encapsulates beauty and madness in its pure form. With its naturally gifted symmetrical form combined as being as one of the most active volcano in the country, this natural wonder can still be harnessed during its dark activity. With precise planning and proper distancing, even at the midst of its eruption, Mayon can still be regarded as a safe haven for nature enthusiasts.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Last year, the Southwest Integrated Provincial Transport Terminal (SWIPTS) was inaugurated as first of 3-integrated bus terminals in Metro Manila to decongest the volume of vehicles plying inside the Philippine capital. SWIPTS services commuters to and from the province of Batangas and Cavite. It promised high tech queuing system certified with ISO9001 standards. A year after, let us see what has happened to this promising project of the government.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Mount Batulao has remained to be one of my favorite climbs and has never failed me a single time on freezing in awe with the scenery it offers from jump-off to summit. A mountain that is a hundred percent laden with grass which captivates every climber who walks along its path and traverses each of its peaks and camps.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Part 2 of Solar Energy Series
Solar Energy is already getting abuzz for powering up homes in the Philippines due to the country's location where it gets maximum exposure to the sun all throughout the year. In addition to this, the electricity cost in the country is one of the most expensive in the world as it is controlled by oligarchs. Storms frequently visit the country yearly and power supply from the grid usually goes down, but not for solar power. This article explains ways to power up your home through solar energy. Know which is beneficial to you: to go Off-Grid or Grid-Tied.