Terminal Report - Project 1. Development of a Geodatabase of Industrial Tree Plantations in Caraga Region Using Remote Sensing and GIS


Program Title: Accelerated R&D Program for Capacity Building of Research and Development Institutions and Industrial Competitiveness: Niche Centers in the Regions for R&D (NICER) Program: Industrial Tree Plantations Research and Innovation Center (ITP Center) for Upgrading the Wood-Based Industry

Program Leader: For. Roger T. Sarmiento

Project Title: Project 1. Development of a Geodatabase of Industrial Tree Plantations in Caraga Region Using Remote Sensing and GIS

Project Leader: Engr. Jojene R. Santillan

Project Staff: Engr. Jun Love E. Gesta (Information Systems Researcher II) Ms. Marcia Coleen N. Marcial (Science Research Specialist I) Engr. Arnaldo C. Gagula (Faculty Project Staff, L2) Mr. Edsel Matt O. Morales (Faculty Project Staff, L2) Engr. Meriam M. Santillan (Faculty Project Staff, L3)

Implementing Agency Caraga State University, Ampayon, Butuan City Cooperating Agencies Department of Environment and Natural Resources-13 Local Government Units (LGUs) of Caraga Region

Funding Agency Department of Science and Technology (DOST)

Monitoring Agency Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)

Project Duration: Year 1: October 1, 2019 – March 31, 2021 Year 2: April 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021


Abstract:

This project aimed to develop a geodatabase of Industrial Tree Plantations (ITPs) in Caraga Region using Remote Sensing (RS) and Geographic Information System (GIS). The geodatabase is expected to aid in the characterization of ITPs in terms of their types, locations, spatial arrangements, and total area. It also aims to provide a form of documentation of the spatial-temporal aspects of ITP growth and development, and management dynamics. An important part of the geodatabase development is mapping the species types, location and extent of ITPs. The project did this by applying machine learning techniques to available RS datasets and complemented by ground surveys. Another objective of the project is to determine areas suitable for establishing new ITPs through conduct of suitability analysis; and to conduct accessibility analysis of log production flow with the use of geodatabase.

Among the major accomplishments of the project are: (i.) the maps and statistics of ITPs in Caraga Region generated through the analysis of satellite and airborne remote sensing images; (ii.) a PostgreSQL+PostGIS geodatabase of ITPs in the region, including an online geodatabase visualization portal accessible at https://geoitp.ccgeo.info; (iii.) the maps and statistics of areas suitable for ITPs; and (iv.) a characterization and analysis of the spatial location, accessibility, and capability of wood processing plants (WPPs) for log production vis-à-vis existing Falcata plantations in the region. Aside from the ITP geodatabase, the project has generated a significant number of maps and other data products. For these to be accessible and utilized by the public, these products have been uploaded to the Mindanao Integrated Data Sharing Environment (MInDSEt), an online data portal managed by the Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics, of Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics, Caraga State University, Butuan City, Philippines. Interested users can access the project outputs at http://mindset.ccgeo.info:82/organization/industrial-tree-plantation-itp-research-and-innovation-center).


Terms of Use:

The dataset's terms of use is governed by the ITP Center EULA available at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gYQQV5T5EMjilQCrMrn8Ee0BWVQFwlaC/view?usp=sharing

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Author ITP Center - Project 1, Caraga State University, Butuan City
Author Email ITP Center - Project 1, Caraga State University, Butuan City
Maintainer Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics, Caraga State University, Butuan City, Philippines
Maintainer Email Caraga Center for Geo-Informatics, Caraga State University, Butuan City, Philippines