Pista ng Mapa 2021

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Pista ng Mapa 2021 was the second online/remote Pista held on November 13, 16 & 20, 2021. It was during this conference that the PnM Discord and Gather.town communities were launched. It was also—to that date—the most attended Pista ng Mapa.

(see: Pista ng Mapa 2021 website)

Attendance and Participants

Pista ng Mapa 2021 was attended remotely by 196 unique participants from around the Philippines across the 3 conference days.

The conference has always advocated for diversity and inclusion. For Pista ng Mapa 2021, the percentage of conference participants were:

Pronouns Percentage of participants
He/Him 51%
She/Her 27%
Rather not say/Did not answer 22%

Conference Program

See: PnM 2021 Conference Program

In total there were 35 presentations divided into:

Event Number
Talks 11
Workshops 3
Lightning talks 17
Sponsor talk 4

Pista ng Mapa 2021 also held a separate workshop day (Day 2) in collaboration with its strategic partners.

Conference swags

Those who attended all 3 days of the conference got a free Pista ng Mapa 2021 shirt, conference certificate, and conference swags.


The Pista ng Mapa Discord and Gather.town instances where launched as part of the socials.

Organizing Committee

Core Organizers

Core Volunteers

  • Altan (Technicals)
  • Fran (Publicity)
  • Jye (Finance)
  • Levin (Finance)
  • Moy (Publicity)
  • Ralph (Publicity)

(see: Pista ng Mapa 2021 Organizing Committee)

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 2021 Sponsors
Tier Name
Osmium Meta (formerly Facebook)
Osmium OpenStreetMap Philippines
Platinum Linux Professional Institute
Platinum SmartCT
Gold Grab

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!

PnM2021 Strategic Partners
Partner Name
Workshop BNHR
Workshop HOT Open Mapping Hub - Asia Pacific
Workshop STAMINA4Space