MDA to provide digital elevation products for flood hazard analysis

MDA to provide digital elevation products for flood hazard analysis

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Philippines: MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) has signed a multi-million dollar contract with Accent Micro Technologies Inc. (AMTI) to provide digital elevation products using RADARSAT-2 information to the University of the Philippines. Covering the entire Philippines, over 300,000 square kilometers of digital elevation products will be provided within a six month period. A digital elevation product is a 3-D representation of the land surface, providing height information that is useful for a variety of mapping applications. The University of the Philippines plans to use the digital elevation products to perform flood hazard analysis and to support disaster management and planning, in support of their Disaster Risk Exposure and Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM) project.

The RADARSAT-2 satellite has global high-resolution surveillance capabilities that include a large collection capacity and high accuracy. The satellite acquires data regardless of light or weather condition, provides frequent re-visit imaging options, and is supported by ground receiving stations that provide near real-time information delivery services. This versatility makes RADARSAT-2 a reliable source of information in multi-faceted intelligence surveying and monitoring programs.

Source: Herald Online