The Phil-LiDAR 1 project of Caraga State University (CSU) participated in the exhibit and culmination program of Caraga ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Council in celebration of ICT month last June 30, 2016 at the Atrium of Robinson’s Place in Butuan City. The program goes with the theme “ICT, Susi sa Kinabukasan” which showcases digital solutions, technology advancement, software and mobile application development as the key for social and economic progress. It was attended by several schools and institutions within Caraga Region.
The project’s banner/poster shown during the exhibit
Mr. Elbert S. Moyon pays attention to the student’s queries and answers them.
Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales explains Flood EViDEns as the participant listens
The Project sent two personnel namely, Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales and Mr. Elbert S. Moyon, to exhibit ICT related programs/applications of the project during the said event. They showcased Flood EViDEns (Flood Event Visualization and Damage Estimations) – a web-based application for flood disaster management, in the project’s booth.
Several other project teams of CSU also participated and exhibited in the said event such as the FARMS of the ICT Center and the CLAIMS-GIS and CSU Phil-LIDAR 2 Projects of the College of Engineering and Information Technology.
The Phil-LiDAR 1.2.14 Team has developed a preliminary version of an application for flood extent visualization/inundation monitoring for Lake Mainit. Called the Web-based Near-real Time Flood Extent Visualization and Damage Estimations (Flood EViDEns), the app utilizes (at the moment) a 10-meter SAR DEM as source of topographic information. The concept behind the Lake Mainit Web-based Near-real Time Flood EViDEns is that lake water inundation extent can be generated by utilizing water surface elevation (WSE) data recorded by water level monitoring stations in combination with a DTM. Since the lake WSE is known, then we can find those areas within and in the vicinity of the lake whose elevations are equal to the lake WSE. These areas can be considered as inundated. Moreover, as lake WSE is constantly provided by monitoring stations, then it is possible to create and update in near-real time a map of lake water inundated areas.
The Google Map below reflects the initial output of the Lake Mainit Web-based Near-real Time Flood EViDEns. To know the date and time of inundation information, please click on the blue lines.
Click here to learn more about Flood EViDEns and what it can do for you.