Manila: The government of the Philippines has decided to promote the use of GIS to achieve positive educational and environmental outcomes. The National Mapping and Resource Information Authority (NAMRIA) in the Philippines and the Department of Geodetic Engineering at University of the Philippines (UP) and FEATI (Far East Air Transport Incorporated) University have been brought together to achieve this goal.
NAMRIA is an agency under the Department of Environment and National Resources, which focuses on the surveying and data management of the nation’s land and water resources. In addition to producing topographic maps, aerial photographs, and satellite images, NAMRIA makes spatial data more reliable and accessible for the governments to reach feasible solutions for environmental preservation and therefore improve the operational efficiency. Serving as the only national university, the UP Department of Geodetic Engineering plays an important role in facilitating the country’s GIS development. These institutions have employed SuperGIS Desktop 3.1a and the analysis extensions for performing advanced geoprocessing. The software allows them to make informed decisions on organisational operations, as well as effectively overcome the issues that are resulted from urban planning, agricultural production, etc. The above collaboration schemes is contributed by RASA Surveying, Supergeo’s partner in the Philippines.