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Thursday, February 07, 2013

Davao's Weather Sensors Soon To Be Completed

“We are trying to complete the set of equipment needed by the city.  It’s already fabricated.  Now, it’s just a matter of installing them.” — Dr. Anthony Sales, Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-XI Director

SAMPLE OF A LiDAR
Photo credit to WIKI

One of the weather sensor they're going to use is the LIDAR.  What is a LIDAR or Light Detection and Ranging?  A state of the art instrument used to scan buildings, rock formation,etc...to produce a 3D model.

This will help Davao City in monitoring DAVAO RIVER. LIDAR will develop high resolution topographic maps with a scale of 1:2,500 compared to the current of 1:50,000 scales of maps provided by the Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau.

With this, it can easily establish and determines how many houses and establishments affected by the typhoons or floods and even how much is the cost of damages.

LIDAR is said to be the most effective technique to measure elevation and depth of flooding.  It will also tell if the place is safer to put up a residential area along the river banks.

I hope this project will benefit by getting exact information people need in a timely manner.

Source link from Davao Today



   

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