Pista ng Mapa 2019

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Pista ng Mapa 2019 is the inaguaral PnM conference held from August 1-3, 2019 at Foundation University in Dumaguete Philippines.

(see: Pista ng Mapa 2019 website)

Attendance and Participants

Pista ng Mapa 2019 was attended by 166 participants from around the Philippines and the Asia-Pacific region. Of the 166 participants, 28 were volunteers.

Conference Program

See: PnM 2019 Conference Program

The conference was divided into 1 plenary hall and 3 breakout rooms. In total there were 34 presentations divided into:

Event Number
Keynote 2
Plenary sessions 8
Workshops 15
Lightning talks 9
Breakout (Tapok-Tapok/BoF) 3
Mapathons 4


There was also 1 official social event and a few unofficial ones.

Partners and Sponsor

As a not-for-profit, and volunteer-driven endeavor, Pista ng Mapa rely on hundreds of donated work hours that go into planning, organizing and running the conference. As a free-of-charge conference, organizers seek the support of organizations and donors to provide significant financial assistance to successfully host the event.

The generosity of our volunteer-advocates, and community supporters (individuals, corporations, NGOs) are crucial in helping us promote our goal of advancing the use of free software and open (geo)data, and grow local communities outside the capital region of the Philippines. Every donation matters and is deeply appreciated. Donors are acknowledged in several ways in the conference. Contributions at higher tiers are also entitled to additional privileges and expressions of appreciation.


Sponsors are those that provide financial or in-kind support for particular programs and events.

Our sponsors in each tier are listed alphabetically below.

PnM 2019 Sponsors
Tier Name
Platinum Hivos Southeast Asia
Platinum Kaart Group
Platinum Mapbox
Gold Grab
Silver Mapillary
Silver UAV4Geo
Bronze MapAmore Initiative
Bronze OpenStreetMap Philippines

Strategic Partners

Organizations, businesses and individuals who have an idea for a unique partnership that is mutually beneficial and aids us in meeting our vision and outreach goals are strategic partners!

PnM2019 Strategic Partners
Partner Name
Venue Foundation University