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Rappler's latest stories on LiDAR


U.P. shares high-resolution Taal map data to public to help in reconstruction

Jan 29, 2020 - 5:19 PM

From these, 3D visualizations of geographic features and buildings can be created, as well as how the affected areas looked like before the volcanic eruption

HIGH-RESOLUTION MAP. A satellite image of the Taal Volcano Island generated from the DREAM and Phil-LiDAR Programs. Image from PCIEERD Media

DBM to use satellite image data to monitor gov't projects

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Through Project Dime, high-value projects will be monitored through LiDAR technology and satellite imaging

COLLABORATION. DBM is partnering with DOST in monitoring the status and speed of implementation of government projects. Photo courtesy of DBM

Expert: PH tech, understanding of disasters 'on par with world's best'

Mar 02, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Dr Alfredo Mahar Francisco Lagmay says the Philippines is among the few countries that invested in LiDAR technology, which helps build disaster-resilient communities

BEST TECH. An expert on natural hazards said that the Filipino technology and understanding of natural hazards is at par with the best in the world. Photo by Don Kevin Hapal

VSU turns over flood hazard, resource maps to Eastern Visayas towns

Jun 11, 2017 - 9:14 AM

After 3 years of research VSU turns over high resolution maps and data in CDs to representatives of local government units in the 5 provinces of Region 8

San Miguel beefs up road safety

Mar 10, 2015 - 2:37 PM

The diversified conglomerate will install more radar speed detectors along SLEX Skyway STAR tollway and TPLEX

Archaeologists map Cambodia's Angkor with airborne lasers

Feb 07, 2015 - 3:29 AM

the international effort to map Angkor aims to not only show how the city s water system works but also how the unstable climate change damages its water network

ANGKOR WAT. Photo by University of Sydney

Yolanda a year after: Few LGUs asking for multi-hazard maps

Oct 28, 2014 - 11:00 AM

Few local government units taking advantage of scientific data on disaster preparedness could undermine the government s goal of building back better after Yolanda

SONA Fact Check: Dike, dam pose environmental threats

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike was rejected by the NEDA Board in May due to environmental and technical concerns Kaliwa Dam may inundate communities and forests near the river

Map of the Laguna Lakeshore Expressway Dike Project. Image from

More than 5,000 PH villages have flood hazard maps – DOST

Jul 22, 2014 - 8:45 PM

The country s disaster readiness program Project NOAH has provided local flood hazard maps and 7 day weather forecasts since it was launched two years ago

EARLY WARNING. Project NOAH has surveyed major river basins like the Marikina River Basin to generate flood hazard maps for nearby villages. Photo by Estelita Dalmacio

DOST to map ARMM for hazard-prone areas

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A plane carrying laser scanners will fly over Basilan Sulu and Tawi Tawi starting August to determine what areas are prone to flooding and other natural hazards

RESILIENCY. DREAM program leader Engr Enrico Paringit talks about how LiDAR technology can be used to help build a disaster-resilient community. File photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

LiDAR flood maps completed for disaster risk reduction

Oct 17, 2013 - 9:01 PM

A team has completed mapping floodplain data for 17 of the total 18 critical river basins across the country

SONA, science, screens: Disaster preparedness 101

Jul 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM

A video produced by Sen Loren Legarda and Director Brillante Mendoza shows the how to of disaster preparedness

DREAM LiDAR project to aid in disaster management

Nov 25, 2012 - 5:02 PM

The DOST s DREAM program celebrates the launch of its LiDAR mapping initiative

LIDAR PLANES. The two Cessnas come equipped with LiDAR equipment to help in generating data for 3D mapping.

Scientists map forest heights from space

Feb 22, 2012 - 5:31 PM

Mapping of forest canopy heights have implications in climate change studies in particular the importance of forests

FOREST HEIGHTS. A global map of forest height produced from NASA's ICESAT/GLAS, MODIS and TRMM sensors. The map will advance our understanding of Earth's forest habitats and their role in Earth's carbon cycle. Photo courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech