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AER COLLABDev Conducts Field Mapping Workshop to USTP - AGES YouthMappers

On June 1, 2022, the Coalescing Organizations towards Locally Led Actions to Boost Development (COLLABDev) team headed by Sir Mark Aimon Pangan; conducted a field mapping workshop for the YouthMappers chapter of USTP - AGES using KoboCollect. The training started with an introduction to the training phase and an overview of last year’s remote mapping training.


QR Code was presented for sample demonstration. YouthMappers were to answer a sample survey form. After the introduction phase, students gathered outside for the field mapping simulation. Different forms were tested for different facilities that were mapped, and AGES - YouthMappers were able to experience how to navigate the forms.



The field mapping workshop was attended by 25 YouthMappers and almost 50% identified as women.



After the field data collection, data gathered from the sites were sent to the server and processed. The session was successful and students were able to collect data from the ground and send it to the server. The workshop concluded with the presentation of certificates to the participants.



Sir Mark Aimon Pangan(left), the GIS Specialist of COLLABDev, and Roberry Jann Ello(right), one of the YouthMappers Lead of USTP - AGES and a She Leads She Inspires Intern of Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific.



About the Author:

Denrazir Atara is a Geodetic Engineer working as a full-time instructor at the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines. He is one of the pioneering faculty of the Department of Geodetic Engineering. Currently, he serves as the advisor of the YouthMappers Chapter of the university.


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