Mobilizing an Open Mapping Initiative on Social Media Platforms with the LGBT Community
2021-09-30, 16:30–17:00, Puerto Madryn

As one of the countries that were shaped greatly by the Spaniards in Southeast Asia for over a hundred years were primal culture and traditions were forgotten as we’ve started embracing the Catholicism brought by the colonizers which affected the perception of sexual orientation and the stigma on HIV which is associated from the strong religious belief of the people. Accessing quality healthcare for maintenance proves this as a barrier where individuals were hiding their status from their primary family members. Because of this, MapBeks mobilized, crowdsourced, and eventually digitized the privately and publicly owned HIV facilities across the country that may help in navigating safe spaces and ordinances against discrimination in the country.
The mobilized community of Mapbeks with its partners conducts workshops that include open mapping activities that aim to teach various communities and organizations to map in the OpenStreetMap aside from the workshop on knowing oneself with others through the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Expression which may pave the way on better communication with others, especially in mobilizing initiatives for the vulnerable and underrepresented communities in the country.
Keywords: Social Media, Opensource, LGBT, Community Roles, Mobilization

This academic entails the method on how digitized and crowdsourced the HIV facilities in the Philippines towards accessible health through open source.

Authors and Affiliations

Reynier Tasico, MapBeks Philippines


Community / OSGeo


Data collection, data sharing, data science, open data, big data, data exploitation platforms


1 - Principiants. No required specific knowledge is needed.

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Reynier Tasico is a Climate Reality Leader from the Philippines who utilizes data for social good as a mentor in various hackathons who is equipped with data science, management, and basic medical knowledge and skills aside from being the new Lead Advocate of the MapBeks.

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