PHIL-LiDAR 1 Graces Data Turnover in Isabela State University
The UP PHIL-LiDAR 1 team successfully concluded the data turnover in Isabela State University-Echague campus (Isabela Province) on September 19, 2016 headed by Engr. Rosario Concepcion O. Ang, Project Leader of Data Pre-Processing Component. The new director of DOST Region II, Engr. Sancho A. Mabborang, opened the event. Over 100 guests attended coming from 60 LGUs of Cagayan, Isabela, and Quirino Province. The city mayor of Echague, Francis Faustino A. Dy gave a welcome message and expressed his warm support to the LGUs on disaster risk reduction management especially concerning flooding knowing that Isabela is one of the most prone to natural hazards in the world.
The LGUs were elated to have received the flood hazard maps and expressed their gratitude to the LiDAR program that they believe it is making their work easier in response to flood hazard areas in their barangays. The LiDAR technology is immensely appreciated by its accurateness of the flood hazard map handed to LGU reps. Aside from the turnover, LGUs were also given map appreciation training and session on End User License Agreement or EULA.