On December 23, 2014, the Phil-LiDAR 1.2.14 Data Processing Team (DPT) was able to complete the editing of 1,683 square kilometers of LiDAR Digital Surface Models (DSM) and Digital Terrain Models (DTMs) covering the Year 1 project areas, specifically the floodplains of Cabadbaran, Mainit-Tubay and Tago River Basins.
The editing of LiDAR DTMs and DSMs is a major activity of the Phil-LiDAR 1.2.14 project. The DTMs and DSMs being edited were provided by the UP DREAM/Phil-LIDAR 1 Data PreProcessing Component (DPPC) as blocks of first and last return DTMs and DSMs. A total of 70 blocks of DTMs and DSMs were provided for editing which is equivalent to 6,684 square kilometers. Of these, 21 blocks (or 1,683 sq. km.) cover the floodplains of Year 1 project areas. These edited DSMs and DTMs are being utilized by the project for flood model development and hazard map generation and for feature extraction. These processed datasets are being compiled and by Dec. 29, it will be transmitted to UP Diliman Phil-LiDAR 1 Team for archiving and other purposes.
The DPT is composed of Engr. Linbert Cutamora (Research Associate and DPT head), Engr. Jesiree Serviano (Science Research Assistant), and Engr. Presley Oconer (Science Research Assistant). From time to time, some of the Project Technical Assistants take part in the editing process.
More details about the DSM and DTM editing progress can be found here.