Friday, November 25, 2022

Schadow1 Expeditions - the web presence is now a Decade old!

Schadow1 Expeditions - the website (but not the mapping advocacy) will be turning a decade old on November 26. 

This is after over 35 mapping expeditions in the country, calculating more accurate heights of mountains we have mapped, placing over several hundred thousand kilometers of roads and trails, mapping over 2 million structures, and introducing several previously unknown tourist attractions in the country.

We reminisce how we have turned our hobby and passion of mapping roads and sharing these mapping data and information into words and experiences as well as videos. 

Initially, to bring experiences and faces to the men and women who have been building our maps in the Philippines.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Amadeo Coffee Capital Avenue

Amadeo Coffee Capital Sign - Schadow1 Expeditions

Amadeo, a municipality down south of the province of Cavite in the Philippines has been revered as the nation's coffee capital. Among many other municipalities in the country that produces a variety of coffee, still, the information may still be contested as many other parts of the Philippines are more popular for the production of coffee. Probably due to the fact that the municipality is one of the smallest in Cavite and that previously, the road to Amadeo is far less traveled, thus commercialization and its popularity is compromised. Now we see what Amadeo has become that makes this quaint town something to look forward to.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Virtual Visita Iglesia

One of the traditional activities of Catholics during Holy Week as they commemorate the suffering Jesus of Nazareth has experienced during the time of the Roman Empire in Jerusalem is "Visita Iglesia" or Visitation of Churches. This happens every Maundy Thursday night where devotees visit seven Churches and pray. Experienced on the eve of the commemoration of the Crucifixion on Good Friday.

However, as the Philippines' largest island, Luzon is on "Enhanced Community Quarantine", or simply put on "lockdown" to avoid transmission of CoViD-19, a global pandemic. It is probably the first time that Catholic Filipinos would not be able to perform the Visita Iglesia. Captured in 360, immerse in the Church as if you are there.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Specialized CoViD-19 Luzon Lockdown Navigation Map Released

In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and its effect on the Philippines, Schadow1 Expeditions has released a specialized navigation map for front liners and consumers during the Luzon Lockdown. The map includes the features of the Humanitarian Activation map which we provide to our partner responders and at the same time, including some of the functionalities of the Donation version which includes opening hours and contact numbers of establishments.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Elevation and 3D Terrain Map of the Philippines 2020 Update

Philippine Elevation and 3D Terrain Map Update of 2020

With the aim to provide our supporters and collaborators with the best available map for the country, aside from expedition-accurate navigation maps, we also provide a highly accurate topographical map of the Philippines for scientific, explorational, and military purposes. And so we released our latest high accuracy map this year based on NASADEM.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Taal Volcano Eruption and the Mapping Initiatives

Taal Eruption Mapping Initiative for Humanitarian Response - Schadow1 Expeditions

On the noon of January 12, 2020, a Sunday, coming from an escalated level since March 2019, the Taal Volcano has erupted and billowed out ash plumes up to 17 kilometers up in the atmosphere, spreading its ash clouds from its crater up north to Batanes in just 4 hours. This eruption has enveloped most of South Luzon and Metro Manila with light-brown colored ash from its phreatic-magmatic eruption. The massive evacuation took place and there is a need for a navigation map for efficient response.