PSA-BARMM conducts 2-Day Briefing on 2019 Geotagging

May 2, 2019Press Release Ref No.: PR-ARMM-19-005

The Briefing on Geotagging 2019 was successfully conducted on 04 to 05 March 2019 at PSA-BARMM Regional Office, Cotabato City. A total of 25 participants composed of OIC – Regional Director Razulden A. Mangelen, SOCD Chief Mahmur H. Sarail, Provincial Statistics Officers, Focal Persons and Map Data Screeners (MDS) from PSA Provincial Offices of BARMM attended this training.

Geotagging is the process of creating vector data by marking building structures in the selected areas as points in the digitized maps. Along with the creation of points for building structures, the association or attribution of geographical information to these points, which includes addresses of buildings, building type, and pictures, among others, is also done simultaneously as the Map Data Collector (MDC) marks the identified building structures.

The main purpose of conducting this activity is to identify and mark building structures as points in the digitized maps and to attribute these buildings with pertinent geographical information for use in various statistical undertaking of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

The said training was was facilitated by Mr. Ongkili Mohammad (Information Systems Analyst I) as the Regional Focal Person together with Mr. Abdullatip B. Ibrahim (Statistical Analyst) as the Provincial Focal Person of Tawi-Tawi. It was done on a video conference together with the Central Office and other regions.


(Chief Statistical Specialist)