The Phil-LiDAR 2.A.1 Agricultural Resources Extraction from LiDAR Surveys or PARMap provides an updated and detailed inventory of agricultural resources in the Philippines by using Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and other geospatial technologies.
To specify, PARMap provides the following:
1. feature extraction using LiDAR point cloud data and various types of remotely sensed data;
2. post-processing procedures for agricultural land cover classification;
3. maps of cropping intensisty of temporary crops in the Philippines;
4. vulnerability assessment of agricultural resources from seawater intrusion, drought, and flood;
5. multispectral images using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to complement LiDAR data;
6. spectral signatures of the Philippine agricultural crops;
7. geographic information systems (GIS)-based web applications of agricultural resource mapping.
This web portal is a repository of the knowledge products generated from the project. It contains downloadable agricultural land cover maps, vulnerability assessment maps, spectral library, Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) imageries, technical documents, reports, and updates.
PARMap envisions that these products will be used by planners, managers, and decision-makers in determining production areas for agriculture, crop management, and crop inventory.
PARMap is one of the five components of a directed research program entitled Detailed Resources Assessment Using LiDAR (Phil-LiDAR 2). The program is funded by the Department of Science and Technology through the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD).