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Are you from or is planning to visit the Philippines? The Philippines Department of Transportation (DOTr) recently asked Google to include bike lanes in Google Maps, which was a very good move as the country is learning to live with biking as a mode of transportation instead of only as a form of exercise and sports. But why wait when there are already existing and updated maps for bike lanes in the Philippines?

What is OpenStreetMap

OpenStreetMap, or OSM, is a very successful community-driven and updated geographic database of the world. Anyone can contribute to improve OSM and because of its open database nature, other projects can also use its geographical data to create specialized maps. One such is CyclOSM, a cycling/biking-oriented map.

What is CyclOSM?

CyclOSM is a bicycle-oriented map built on top of OpenStreetMap data. It aims at providing a beautiful and practical map for cyclists, no matter their cycling habits or abilities.1

In urban areas, it renders the main different types of cycle tracks and lanes, on each side of the road, for helping cyclists draw their bike to work routes. It also features essential POIs as well as bicycle parking spots or spots shared with motorbikes, specific infrastructure (like elevators and ramps), road speeds, or surfaces to avoid streets with pavings, bumpers, and bike boxes, etc.1

See the Legend or View Larger Map on CyclOSM


CyclOSM is available in these smartphone apps:

Bike Lanes via Google My Maps

Started by: Jesus Israel Jr.; View Larger Map

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The YOOki (ๆŸณ็ด€ ใƒป ์œ  ๊ธฐ) Chronicles

The YOOki (ๆŸณ็ด€ ใƒป ์œ  ๊ธฐ) Chronicles is แœŒแœ“แœƒแœ’ (Yuki ใƒป ้›ชไบฎ)’s return into casual and personal blogging. The name “YOOki” is a mash-up of the acronym of YourOnly.One and my nickname แœŒแœ“แœƒแœ’ (Yuki ใƒป ้›ชไบฎ).

Interestingly, according to Chinese legend, ใ€ŒๆŸณใ€ (YOO) is an ancient Chinese surname. The ancestors of the surname were closely linked with the ancient sage-king named Yu Shun. In Korea, the ใ€Œ์œ ใ€ (YOO) lineage traces to the Xia, Han, and Joseon dynasties. Holders of the surname Yu or Yoo had a reputation for charity and diligence.1

It is also the word for “willow” or the “willow tree” which means graceful or slender; and a tree growing near a body of water which provide continuous nourishment and resources for everyone. It can also mean to exist, an oil (anointment(?)), and simply as “U” (you).

The hanzi ใ€Œ็ด€ใ€ (ki) character means to record, be disciplined, provide order. While the hangul equivalent, ใ€Œ๊ธฐใ€ (ki; gi), means energy, spirit, a banner, and a period of time; and is also a suffix used to make a gerund or an infinitive.

Can you guess what I mean by ใ€ŒๆŸณ็ด€ใ€ and ใ€Œ์œ  ๊ธฐใ€ as the Chinese and Korean for “YOOki”?

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