Let's Map Tacurong City a success!

The SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers and this blog would like to congratulate the team of Doc Remo Aguilar of Tacurong City Online for the successful conduct of Let's Map Tacurong! A Google mapping seminar/workshop happened earlier at the Audio-visual Room of Notre Dame of Tacurong College in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. A joint project of Google, Department of Tourism, NDTC, LGU-Tacurong City and the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers, Let's Map Tacurong gathered more than 45 participants from different sectors in the city all with the common vision of putting Tacurong City on Google Maps! Check out  below some of what happened earlier through our live blog during the event.
(May 20, 2012) Happening right now is Let's Map Tacurong, a Google Mapping Seminar/Workshop organized by Tacurong Online and the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers and is supported by the Department of Tourism, City LGU of Tacurong and Notre Dame of Tacurong College.. 

(9:00 am) Participants started to arrive at the AVR of NDTC as well as members of the SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers.. Internet connection? Very fast! :)
Let's Map Tacurong City started exactly at 9am.
(9:10 am) Program officially started with a convocation, the singing of the Philippine National Anthem then followed by a welcome address by the event's lead convenor Doc Remo Aguilar, he introduced the Sox Bloggers, then was followed by an overview of today's event by Avel Manansala, one of the founder of SOCCSKSARGEN Bloggers coming all the way from General Santos City.

-Head count! more or less 40 participants are here inside the Audio-visual room of Notre Dame of Tacurong College.

(9:30 am) Sox Blogger Alexis Chua started his lectures on "The Basics" -  how to set-up a Google account, Gmail, Google Places, etc.. Avel  and Sox bloggers started "roaming around" helping participants..

-Alexis now teaches participants how to fix an issue just like blurry imagery for Tacurong City.

- He also entertains questions being asked by participants.

(10:05 am)  All participants now have their own Google Plus accounts. More pictures below (uploaded courtesy  of Bariles)

(10:17 am) Power interruption.

(10:18 am) Electricity is back. Speedy internet connection is back as well.

(10:30 am) Travel blogger and Google Geo Advocate Berniemack Arellano now teaches participants what are the uses of Google Maps and how updated Google Maps can be of help in disaster preparedness and naming of tourist spots. Bernie who flew all the away from Iloilo City has more than 19,200+ edits on Google Map and is the man behind Habagatcentral.Com.

(11:50 am) Leading map maker for Tacurong City Christian Carillo shares how he uses his GPS-enabled mobile phone in mapping his city despite the blurry imagery. Less than a month since attending the Mindanao Google Map Makers Summit in General Santos City,  Christian already has 420+ edits on Google Map. He works at the City Planning and Development Office.

(12:00 noon) Doc Remo also shares how he make use of an app from his GPS-enabled android phone in mapping Tacurong City.

(12:35 pm) Lunch Break.. beef steak and fried chicken.. thanks Tacurong City LGU! 

(01:30 pm) Afternoon session (MapUps) started. Let's Map Tacurong City! Participants were asked to apply what they've learned in the morning sessions by mapping roads, landmarks, and other points of interests in  Tacurong City.

- so many questions are being asked..

(2:25 pm) Actual MapUps  by participants on-going.. with overflowing coffee being served! :)

(2:57 pm) Snacks! Bihon guisado.. sarap! :)

(3:05 pm) Afternoon session continues..

- Doc Remo asked participants to ask questions.

- words of thanks from the organizers..

(3:25 pm) Finally, graduation! Certificate of Appreciation/Participation being given to sponsors, speakers and participants.. yey :)

- Google Map Makers shirts being distributed to attendees who registered online.

(3:45 pm) Photo ops!

(4:00 pm) Home sweet home! 

Congratulations Tacurong City Map Makers!

On June 9, similar to this event will also be conducted in Koronadal City- the South Cotabato Google Map Makers Summit! Always check this blog for updates..


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  1. urggghhh! over ka KJ naman sang brownout! nakita ko po ang group ninyo kaninang umaga papasok ng NDTC, pero indi ako sure kung alin doon may ari ng site na to. basta may gwapo!

  2. Sinabi mo pa! Tatlong beses din yata yun kahapon nagka-power interruption, good thing may generator sa NDTC.. :)

  3. I only knew of this live blog now Nardz! Salamat guid sang madamo!!!

  4. no probs doc.. i had so much fun at Tacurong City.. salamat man for coming at our South Cotabato MapUp :)


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