Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur personnel trained on Open-source GIS Application Utilization for Flood Hazard Mapping

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The Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics through the Geo-SAFER Agusan Project Local Government Unit personnel from the province of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur for the 2nd Phase of the “Training on the Principles, Utilization and Applications of Geo-SAFER Agusan and Phil-LiDAR 1 Detailed Flood Maps and Applications for Disaster Preparedness and Application” last August 6–8, 2019 for the Agusan del Norte and August 14–16, 2019 for the Agusan del Sur LGUs at Pietros Square, Butuan City.

The second phase of the training is entitled "Introduction to Geographic Information System and its Applications in Flood Hazard Mapping and Analysis Using Free and Open-Source Software", which focuses on the familiarization of Geographic Information System and how its functionalities can be utilized in flood modeling, simulation and hazard mapping.

Some of the topics that were discussed during the training were about the Geographic Information System, Cartography and Spatial Analysis and Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling for Flood Hazard Mapping. Various exercises were also given to the participants in order to allow them to execute the processes of each simulation. The participants were able to explore various software that is used for flood hazard mapping.

Before the 3-day training ended, the participants were asked to share and express their feedback towards the activity. Mr. Dax Kin D. Vintola, LDRRMO of the Province of Agusan del Sur, expressed his gratitude to the Geo-SAFER Agusan team for conducting these kinds of training and imparting to them information and skills that they will be able to benefit and use in their respective goals and endeavours.