NOAH finishes mapping building footprints of 16 provinces

Project NOAH has finished mapping the building footprints of its 15 target provinces and the province of Aurora with the initiative of the Aurora PDDRMO. With the help of several organizations and individuals (MAVC program, Aurora PDRRMO, UP Rockhounds, Geographic Society of the University of the Philippines-GSUP, Eastern Samar State University, Eastern Visayas State University, UP NSTW-CWTS program, OSM-PH contributors, etc.) and through the OpenStreetMap (OSM) website, NOAH finished mapping[…]

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Project NOAH hosts DILG Local Government Academy for mayors of Region IX to XIII

Last June 27, the newly elected mayors of Regions IX to XIII visited the home base of Project NOAH in the National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS), University of the Philippines Diliman, to participate in the orientation of local chief executives. Before the mayors took their seats in their respective posts, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) invited them to the Local Government Academy. This was the final installation of[…]

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Cavite is now completely mapped!

OpenStreetMap contributors, through the initiative of Project NOAH, have now completed mapping the province of Cavite! Since March 2016, OSM contributors have been adding building footprints to better present disaster preparedness measures to the province’s local government unit officials. This way, officials down to the barangay level will be able to easily assess the needs of the whole population in case of an impending threat of an extreme weather disturbance.[…]

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How can YOU help build a Disaster Resilient Philippines?

Project NOAH’s risk mapping efforts has been on mapping for the Philippines since the start of its Integrated Scenario-based Assessments of Impacts and Hazards (ISAIAH) component. Another important activity is the utilization of crowdsourced and collaborative mapping through the benefits of using OpenStreetMap data. Project NOAH has long embraced public participation to improve emergency response and disaster mitigation throughout the country. Through this crowdsourced method of generating geospatial data through[…]

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