Beng thanks DOST, ADZU for LiDAR project PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 07 March 2016 13:24

Mayor Beng Climaco has cited the Ateneo de Zamboanga University (ADZU) for partnering with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) for the Phil-LiDAR project that processes Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and other remotely sensed data to create high resolution maps of the city.

Last Thursday, DOST-9 Regional Director Brenda Nazareth-Manzano and ADZU representatives spearheaded the turnover of the maps to Mayor Climaco and key city officials to include City Agriculturist Diosdado Palacat and City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Rodrigo Sicat.

The maps covered the agricultural districts of Zamboanga City to include Culianan, Manicahan, Curuan and Vitali.

The maps for Ayala and Tumaga agricultural districts were officially turned over to the city through Palacat and Sicat in a national turnover ceremony held in Manila last year.

Mayor Climaco said the LiDAR maps will be very helpful to the local government as well as the agriculture sector.

The LiDAR technology generates detailed topographic maps that are expected to provide government agencies with better data for risk management. The LiDAR mapping provides a significant increase to the scope of data given and the scale of data accuracy. — Sheila Covarrubias