• DENNIS C. TENERIFE International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • ERNESTO E. EMPIG International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • CENIE M. VILELA-MALABANAN International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
  • ADRIAN P. GALIDO International Journal for Multidisciplinary Studies
Keywords: Human Assets Mapping, Geographic Information System, Human Capital, Social Capital


For economic survival, an individual must have human capital and social capital, both comprise the human
assets. This study is a design and development of a GIS-enabled human assets mapping (GIS-HAM) tool. It is aimed
at mapping-out human assets to easily identify the different skills of the community members which are needed for
future employment by various job sectors. The study used the waterfall model as Software Development Life Cycle
in designing and developing the GIS-HAM prototype. The GIS-HAM tool was tested in Barangay Manlin, Buug,
Zamboanga Sibugay, among randomly selected household heads (n=176) who answered the researcher-made
questionnaire and were subjected to focus group discussions and interview. Research has shown that unemployment
due to skills and educational qualification mismatch in the labor market is one of the causes of poverty. Majority of
the respondents and key informants (82%) were high school level, acquired skills by experience (66%), and had
skills in farming (37%). The system has the improved interoperability functions of the Google API, such as Google
Map and Visual Analytics, which map and locate the addresses of skilled persons while showing their individual
educational attainment, skills, occupation and contact number. Both employer (skills searcher) and employee (job
seeker) can match skills to job types. Respondents’ evaluation yielded the system being overall functional in terms
of content, user-friendliness, and performance. Study recommended that the GIS-HAM be implemented in mobile
apps for accessibility of data at any time and be developed using multimedia software to enhance its user interface