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DOST-PHIVOLCS conducted Training on REDAS Exposure Database Development using GeoMapperPH for the municipality of Itogon, Benguet Province via Zoom on March 8-9, 2022. The two activity aimed to capacitate the participants with the REDAS Exposure Data Mapper (EDM) using GeoRiskPH’s GeoMapperPH tool and to develop the exposure database of the target municipality.

Participants learned about Philippine Building Typology, attributes of the REDAS Exposure Data Management (EDM), Exposure Data Management in GeoMapperPH, the hows of REDAS EDM using GeoMapperPH, and how to develop an exposure database using StreetView. For the hands-on exercises, they digitized and surveyed at least five structures in their municipality– three using GeoMapperPH web application and two using the GeoMapperPH mobile version. Ten barangay Ucab volunteers, Itogon municipal, and Benguet provincial disaster risk reduction and management office representatives completed the training.

There was sharing of tips particularly in carrying out the survey and feedback on the activity. “Napakalaking tulong lalo na sa amin sa MPDO at DRRM [and] hoping for more trainings po”, Daneson A. Soliweg of Itogon MDRRMO shared. The next training session will be in April 2022.