Philippines uses laser scanners to create hazard maps

Philippines uses laser scanners to create hazard maps

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Philippines: The University of the Philippines, in association with the Department of Science and Technology, are using laser scanners attached to unmanned airplanes to create high-resolution hazard maps and a flood advisory system. The idea is to enable decision makers to come up with new strategies for disaster risk management. The programme started in January 2012, and is called Disaster Risk and Exposure Assessment for Mitigation (DREAM). Philippines owns and operates the whole system — from flying the plane to operating the scanners. The data gathered will be made available online.

Sources: Scidev.net