(UPDATED) Malaybalay group to map up ‘city within the forest’ in Google

Update: Venue was changed from The Veranda to Green Ridge Hotel – organizers

MALAYBALAY CITY  – The Bukidnon Photographers and Bloggers Society (BPBS) has scheduled to map up Malaybalay City on August 25 to correct information on the city in Google maps, Engr. Bonzenti Panganiban, BPBS president, said.

“As observed, Malaybalay City in Google maps is severely lacking in information and even inaccurate, and because of this the (BPBS) intends to correct this through Google map maker,” Panganiban added in his invitation letter.

The group has also invited representatives from tourism, business sector, and non government organizations in the city for the one-day map up event in Green Ridge Hotel from 8 to 5p.m. They have expected at least 25 participants and five personnel from Google.

Panganiban said they intend to give correct and accurate information on the city. They also intend to add places of interest like local restaurants, cafes, schools and other establishments.

The new map will also give driving and walking directions to tourists visiting the city. They also intend to integrate in the map valuable information to emergency respondents in the event of disaster.

A mapmaker gives users the ability to edit Google maps location data from phone numbers to adding roads, streets, and maps that do not appear on the map, Panganiban cited a description of the Google Mapmaker editing application.

The feature also enables users to plot out walking and riding paths to improve directions for hiking and biking.

Panganiban told Bukidnon News the map up is the first of several batches they are organizing. (Walter I. Balane/Bukidnon News)