Philippines: Drones find use for DRR, forest management

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Manila Times Publishing Corp., the

Members of the local government of Infanta, Quezon recently gathered in a training that teaches the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in disaster risk reduction and forest management.

UAVs, or more commonly known as drones, are remotely-controlled and used for recreational and scientific purposes.

Participants from the Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (LDRRMC) and the Municipal Environment and Natural Resources (MENRO) of Infanta were taught UAV-based photogrammetry or the use of photography to measure and obtain information about physical objects and the environment.

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“Using the photogrammetry technique, local governments can use UAVs to monitor pre and post-disaster events such as flood extent and landslide volume,” said Geographic Information Systems (GIS) specialist Arnan Araza.

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