Now on its fourth year, Pista ng Mapa is bringing a friend to the celebration.
This year we will have a face-to-face joint conference with State of the Map Asia to be held in the province of Albay, Philippines—home to delicious (and spicy) food and the majestic Mayon Volcano—from November 21-25, 2022.
Pista ng Mapa (Festival of Maps) is the pioneer and premier free (as to cost and as in freedom) and open conference in the Philippines made for and by people who have a passion for open mapping, open data, and open source. It is an outreach activity to generate public interest, advocate and advance the use of open (geo) data, promote free and open source software for geospatial (FOSS4G), and support local open mapping communities around the Philippines.
Since the first Pista in 2019, it has brought together countless participants from different backgrounds to celebrate open source, open data, and open geospatial and have inspired new members to join, help, or start their own communities.
State of the Map Asia is a regional State of the Map conference for the continent of Asia. The idea was born at State Of The Map 2012, held in Tokyo, and after some brainstorming held their first conference in 2015.