Museum of Surveying and Mapping

The NAMRIA museum is the only museum that traces the history of Philippine surveying and mapping from 1900 to present. It exhibits the 20th Century collections of old survey instruments and equipment used in surveying the Philippine archipelago. The instruments and equipment were used by the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey (USCGS) and later by the Bureau of Coast and Geodetic Surveys (BCGS).




Timeline. The Timeline narrates the history of surveying and mapping in the Philippines, including piece of the country’s geodetic datum origin.


Equipment Collection. The Equipment Collection features old surveying and mapping equipment the precursors of NAMRIA used in their operations, the centerpieces
of which are the tide-predicting machine and multiplex projector optical system.


Map Gallery.The Map Galery displays maps of various kinds-from early Spanish
maps of the Philippines to the first NAMRIA-produced analog and digital topographic maps, nautical charts, orthophoto maps, and land classification maps.

Image Gallery



The museum is open Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on public holidays. Admission is free.


For inquiries, information, or booking, please call (+63-2) 810-4831 local 401 or e-mail us.