The Phil-LiDAR 1.2.14 project, also called “LiDAR Data Processing and Validation in Mindanao: Caraga Region”, is one of several projects under the “Phil-LiDAR-1. Hazard Mapping of the Philippines using LiDAR” program funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and spearheaded by the University of the Philippines-Diliman. Projects under this program are being implemented nationwide by several state universities and colleges (SUCs) and higher education institutions (HEIs) for 3 years starting 2014.
An extension of the UP DREAM program, Phil-LIDAR 1′s purpose is for SUCs/HEIs to undertake researches on the utilization of LiDAR technology to generate flood hazard maps of their assigned project areas.
Phil-LiDAR 1.2.14 in particular will generate flood hazard maps of the river basins and watershed of Caraga Region (except the Agusan River Basin which has been covered by the UP DREAM program).