Detailed 3D LIDAR mapping of the Philippines is scheduled to begin on September 17 according this report. Project NOAH – Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards, is being touted as the national government’s high-technology response to flood disasters. They also intend to obtain near shore bathymetrics.
President Benigno S. Aquino III has been very keen on developments about the planned 3D mapping of the country. Aquino had ordered the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and other government agencies to come up with flood prediction within six hours of its coming to warn communities and residents in order to save lives.