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CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Project Teams, ITSO Director attend Intellectual Property Workshop in UP Diliman

Engrs. Meriam Makinano-Santillan and Jojene R. Santillan (CSU Phil-LiDAR 1 Project Leader and Chief Science Research Specialist), Engr. Anna Marie Pondog (CSU Phil-LiDAR 2 OIC Project Leader), and Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa (CSU Innovation and Technology Support Office – ITSO Director) attended the one-day Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Program Intellectual Property (IP) Workshop last August 30, 2016 at the National Engineering Center Audio-Visual Room, University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City.

The IP Workshop was held to gather Project Leaders and Researchers of various projects of the Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Programs that are implemented nationwide by 15 Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs), including representatives from IP Offices or ITSO Offices of each HEI. The Phil-LiDAR 1 and Phil-LiDAR 2 Programs (www.dream.upd.edu.ph) are Department of Science and Technology (DOST) initiatives that engage the University of the Philippines-Diliman and 15 Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) throughout the country to produce detailed flood hazard and resource maps using LiDAR technology. Generation of the Programs’ LiDAR and LiDAR-derived datasets involves workflows shared between UP Diliman and partner HEIs. As such, the intellectual property (IP) rights of the partners and that of the two programs must be equally protected. Therefore, the workshop was aimed to produce IP/data sharing protocols and documents (e.g. EULA, MOA, etc.) that protect each party’s IP rights as well guide the users of the Program’s datasets.

The Workshop started with a message from Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, the Phil-LiDAR 2 Program Leader. It was followed by an overview of the goals of the workshop. After this, various principles of Technology Transfer including devolution, copyright, and Fairness Opinion Report (FOR) was discussed by Mr. Cedrik Ben Gayares, Invention Patent and Technology Management Officer of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of the UP System. The discussion was followed by a presentation of the proposed Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 IP Sharing Terms of Reference (TOR) by Dr. Luis G. Sison, Director of the TTBDO. Representatives from each HEIs and the resource persons discussed the roles and resources of each HEIs on the said TOR. Dr. Sison also led the participants in the examination, deliberation and evaluation of the generated draft IP Sharing Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), including the discussion of rights and royalties. The proposed End User License Agreement (EULA) that will form part of the data sharing mechanisms of the Phil-LiDAR 1 and 2 Programs was likewise discussed.

The two main resource persons in the IP Workshop: Dr. Luis G. Sison and Mr. Cedrik Ben Gayares, Director and Invention Patent and Technology Management Officer, respectively, of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of the UP System.

The two main resource persons in the IP Workshop: Dr. Luis G. Sison and Mr. Cedrik Ben Gayares, Director and Invention Patent and Technology Management Officer, respectively, of the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office (TTBDO) of the UP System.

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CSU representatives to the IP Workshop (from left to right): Engr. Jeffrey T. Dellosa (ITSO Director), Engr. Anna Marie Pondog (CSU LiDAR 2 OIC Project Leader), Engr. Meriam Makinano-Santillan (CSU LiDAR Project Leader), and Engr. Jojene R. Santillan (CSU LiDAR 1 Chief SRS).

In the latter part of the workshop, Dr. Enrico Paringit discussed the templates of the various reports that will be jointly generated by the Phil-LiDAR 1 Program and Project Teams, and to be published and shared to the public later on.

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Phil-LiDAR 1 Program Leader, giving his closing remarks.

Dr. Enrico C. Paringit, Phil-LiDAR 1 Program Leader, giving his closing remarks.

The IP Workshop ended with a closing remark by Dr. Enrico C. Paringit.

UPD Phil-LiDAR 1 DPPC visits CSU LiDAR 1

The Data Pre-Processing Component (DPPC) of the University of the Philippines-Diliman (UPD) Phil-LIDAR 1 project visited the CSU LiDAR 1 office last March 11-13, 2015. The visiting team was composed of Engr. Sarah Jane Samalburo, Chief Science Research Specialist; Engr. Gladys Mae Apat, Supervising Science Research Specialist; Engr. Harmond Santos, Senior Science Research Specialist; and Engr. Kechy Solidum, Senior Science Research Specialist.

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The UPD Phil-LiDAR 1 DPPC Team having a discussion with the CSU LiDAR 1 DPT. In this photo are (from counterclockwise from left): Engr. Linbert Cutamora (DPT), Engr. Kechy Solidum (UP Phil-LiDAR 1 DPPC), Engr. Harmond Santos (DPPC), Engr. Sarah Jane Samalburo (DPPC), Engr. Gladys Mae Apat (DPPC), Engr. Meriam M. Santillan (CSU LiDAR 1 Project Leader), Engr. Jojene R. Santillan (CSU LiDAR 1 CSRS), Engr. Presley Carl Oconer (DPT), and Engr. Jesiree Servianco (DPT).

The purpose of the visit was to address and discuss existing LiDAR data processing issues and concerns encountered by CSU LiDAR 1’s Data Processing Team (DPT). The visit was very important considering that all LiDAR data being processed by the DPT (i.e., preliminary Digital Terrain Models – DTMs, Digital Surface Models – DSMs) all came from UPD DPPC which they generate through pre-processing of raw LiDAR datasets. These preliminary DTMs and DSMs are being edited and mosaicked by the DPT to produce geometrically accurate, calibrated and validated DTMs and DSMs. These final outputs are then utilized by the DPR or extraction of features (buildings, roads, bridges), and by the Flood Modeling Team (FMT) for flood model development. The UPD Phil-LiDAR 1 DPPC Team also presented how they do the LiDAR data pre-processing: from data download from the LIDAR sensor, georeferencing, LiDAR classification, and generation of preliminary DTMs and DSMs.

During the visit, several issues and concerns were discussed that includes coverage of available LiDAR data, status and progress of LiDAR DTM and DSM editing and mosaicking, technical problems encountered during editing and mosaicking, and DTM and DSM quality checking.