As we have ended the year 2014, we bring back a throwback of the accomplishments, travels and mapping expeditions we made the past year.
We have completed nine major mapping expeditions this year. Seven of which are on various towns spread across Luzon and the island of Mindoro while two of which are mountain expeditions to the Luzon's highest peak and the Philippines' third; and the never before mapped mid-section area of Cavite's jungle, the Palay-Palay Mataas na Gulod Mountain range.
Our advocacy has also turned green and shifted to power our GPS map server using renewable energy.
This year also marks the first exposure of our advocacy in international media through PBS News Hour regarding mapping disasters.
Schadow1 Expeditions has also been involved in the digital humanitarian activation for Typhoon Hagupit (local Ruby) by providing daily updated GPS-assisted navigation map of the Philippines for field responders, rescue and relief operatives. Link Typhoon Hagupit Activation
Schadow1 Expeditions has currently reached more than half a million updates for the map of the Philippines as it contributes mapping data as part of its advocacy in ensuring that the Filipino will not be a stranger to his own motherland through street-level accurate maps. Now having a total of 517,818 map updates as compared to 2013's 371,034 updates.
In 2014, we have provided 18 major revisions to the GPS-assisted map of the Philippines, giving more searchable and routable data to the map and more improved capability to be used not only for navigation but also for relief operations. This year, we have also provided the newest 10-meter topographical map of the Philippines using technologies from NASA's SRTM and Japan's Aster GDEM missions. And to mind about safety of drivers, speed limit warning of major expressways in Luzon has been incorporated on our GPS map. #mapPHL
Mapping the country ensures that the whole Philippines would be covered so that adventure seekers, tourists and road warriors remain familiar even if it is the first time to tread an area in the Philippines. This also ensures that rescue operations and disaster resiliency planners remain accurate in their missions while using the latest mapping data available.
We chose to summarize our 2014 with a set of snapshots from our destinations on our Instagram account.
01/02 Bontoc, Mountain Province 121
01/05 Baguio City, Benguet 121
02/13 Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro 138
02/22 Manila Bay, Metro Manila 137
05/10 Paracale, Camarines Norte 153
June to August
06/11 Imus, Cavite 157
08/25 Nasugbu, Batangas 162
11/08 Calatagan, Batangas 165
11/08 Sariaya, Quezon 167
11/08 Tayabas, Quezon 167
12/20 Mt. Marami, Cavite 168
12/21 Mt. Dos Picos, Batangas 168
12/21 Mt. Palay-Palay, Cavite 168
12/21 Mt. Pico De Loro, Cavite 168
12/26 Talisay, Batangas
12/27 Baguio City
12/30 Calasiao, Pangasinan 176