DREAM LiDAR Data Processes Training conducted for SUCs and HEIs in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

Last July 22-25 and July 30-August 1, 2014, the DREAM Program implemented Data Processing, Data Validation, and Flood Modeling Training for State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) as well as Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across the Philippines, tasked with processing LiDAR data for the different regions.

Each SUC and HEI will be performing data processing, data validation, and flood modeling activities for specific regions in the Philippines assigned to them within the project period of 3 years, from 2014 to 2016 under Phil LiDAR 1 headed by Program Leader Enrico C. Paringit, Dr.Eng. and Phil LiDAR 2 led by Program Leader Ariel C. Blanco, Dr.Eng. This entails using ARCGIS software in generating Digital Surface Models (DSMs) and Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) from classified LiDAR point cloud data specifically ArcMap, mosaicking, and integrating field bathymetric data to LiDAR DTM using ArcMap as well. The training also focused on LAStools for resource assessment with Dr. Martin Isenburg, Certified LAStools Expert and Chief Executive Officer of rapidlasso.


A total of 15 SUCs and HEIs completed the DREAM LiDAR Data Processes training, namely:




Mariano Marcos State University

Isabela State University

University of the Philippines - Baguio

Central Luzon State University

MAPUA Institute of Technology

University of the Philippines – Diliman

University of the Philippines – Los Baños

Ateneo de Naga




University of the Philippines – Cebu

San Carlos State University

Visayas State University




Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology

CARAGA State University

University of the Philippines – Mindanao

Ateneo de Zamboanga


The speakers for the said event were Data Acquisition Chief Science Research Specialist Christopher Cruz and Project Leader Czar Jakiri Sarmiento, Data Processing Chief Science Research Specialist Engr. John Louie Fabila, Data Processing Supervising Science Research Specialists Ms. Marie Joyce Ilagan and Engr. Gladys Mae Apat, Data Validation Chief Science Research Specialist Engr. Joemarie Caballero and Data Validation Supervising Science Research Specialist Dexter Lozano, Flood Modelling Chief Science Research Specialist Christopher Uichanco, Flood Modeling Supervising Science Research Specialist Sylvia Sueño, and Flood Modeling Senior Science Research Specialist Regine Anne Faelga.