Wednesday, February 12, 2014

GBG CDO GeoWalk & MapUp

We are kicking off 2014 by organizing our very own mapping event!

Join us as we map the heart of Cagayan de Oro City this February 22, 2014. It is going to be another exciting event!

We have already sent the confirmation emails to the attendees. We will only accept those who get to respond on or before February 20.

Here is what is going to happen on Saturday:


When: February 22, 2014 at 1:00PM
Where (MeetUp): Kiosko Kagawasan, DV Soria, Cagayan de Oro City - Map details:

12:45 - 1:00: Meetup at Kiosko Kagawasan
1:00 - 1:15: Briefing/Orientation
1:15 - 2:30: GeoWalk - refer to this map for the area that we will be Mapping -
2:30 - 2:45: Meet at endpoint - Magsaysay Memorial Monument, DV Soria - Map details:

Things to bring:
1. Digital camera or smartphone with camera (GPS feature will be useful but not required)
2. Pens/Pencils
3. We encourage Mappers to bring umbrellas (it might be a hot afternoon)


The MapUp will immediately follow at Lab F, Faber Hall (formerly CIT Bldg), Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan - Map details:

2:45 - 3:00: Snacks
3:00 - 3:15: Introduction to Google Maps/Google Map Maker - Carlo Borja
3:15 - 3:30: How to map - Christian Drey Lumen
3:30 - 4:45: Mapping Session
4:45 - 5:00: Closing (Speaker) - Jonathan Doblados

Things to bring:
1. Laptop (If you wish to use your own machines while mapping WiFi connectivity will be available)
2. At least one (1) Valid ID. This is a requirement for Xavier University visitors.
3. Strict compliance to XU’s dress code (No slippers, no shorts)

- We will strictly follow our time. You need to be there at Kiosko Kagawasan at 12:45-1:00PM.
- Google Accounts and Map Maker profiles are required.
     Create a Google Account
     Set up your Map Maker Profile
- Snacks will be served.
- Bottled water will be given during the GeoWalk.
- Google shirts will be given to participants (we will need to wear this for the duration of the event).
- Google Plus Event page: (post your pictures here)
- Bring extra shirts, towels and handkerchiefs
- Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide XU gate passes for those who decide to bring cars. However, you may park outside the University premises.

For other concerns, you may want to personally contact:
Christian Drey Lumen
Local Mapping Expert, GBG CDO
Mobile: +639268435667

For more details and updates on this event, follow us on Twitter: @gbgcdo and circle us on Google+: GBG Cagayan de Oro.

Looking forward to see everybody there!