The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) conducts the 2021 Updating of Geo-tagged Building Structures and Geo-tagging of Economic Areas from 30 August to 25 September 2021. The goal of the activity is to establish updated geographical and census information of geo-tagged buildings, establishments, economic areas, and boundaries in selected barangays, municipalities, and provinces all over the Philippines. For Northern Mindanao, these areas include Malaybalay City in Bukidnon, all municipalities in Camiguin, Iligan City in Lanao del Norte, Ozamis City in Misamis Occidental, and Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental.
Specifically, the activity aims to capture new building structures which were not yet geo-tagged; identify and mark demolished buildings found during the conduct of the 2020 Census of Population and Housing (2020 CPH); and establish geo-spatial frame for group or cluster of establishments.
The results of this geo-tagging activity will be used to enhance the agency’s efforts in adopting geo-spatial technologies in its products and services.
Field personnel deployed for this activity are provided with PSA identification cards, and necessary PPE materials such as face masks, face shields, and alcohol. They are also instructed to strictly adhere to health and safety protocols against COVID-19 such as physical distancing, wearing of PPEs, and frequent washing of hands or use of alcohol.
Establishments and building owners in the aforementioned economic areas, as well as concerned local government units (LGUs), are enjoined to support the conduct of the 2021 Updating of Geo-tagged Building Structures and Geo-tagging of Economic Areas.
(Sgd.)JANITH C. AVES, CE, DM
(Chief Statistical Specialist