ILC Capacity Building on Spatial Data Management for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLC)

Wednesday, 12th April 2017

ILC Asia member in the Philippines, PAFID (Philippines Association for Intercultural Development, Inc.) organized a training on Spatial Data management at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City, and the Dagwey Training Center, Imugan, Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines. 

The objective of this activity is to the disseminate the recent technologies that are easily accessible and used for data-gathering in the field, including the use of drones, enhance the skills of the participants in spatial data analysis, sharing, and database management, and to formulate a framework for a regional data sharing network.

The basic skills of using drones for survey and mapping, including flight planning and data capture using GPS/GNSS receivers, the basics of photogrammetry and GIS using the open software Quantum GIS such as creating a 2D Orthomosaic, a Digital Elevation Model (DEM) and a 3D Model from overlapping drone images were being trained here.
How compare the accuracy of 2D Orthomosaics and Digital Surface Models georeferenced with Ground Control Points (GCP) and with no GCPs, and the fundamentals of building websites using open source software and HTML were also some of the lessons provided in this training. 

During this training, the participants were receiving an opportunity to raise their request to ILC in providing drones to ILC members in Asia, as such it would enhance their skills at flying and using the tool for survey and mapping activities.

They also expressed the needs in following-up this training, which aiming to further advance their knowledge and skills on spatial data management.

Further detailed request which were being addressed by the participants are broke down as follows:

a.    Indonesia: Need 1) Drone, 2) DGI Pro, 3) Licensed Processing Software
b.    Philippine: Need 1) Advance Training for Drone Flying; 2) Data Processing; 3) 3D Mapping Manual 
c.    Cambodia: Need 1) Training On Data Capture using Drone/Camera, Smartphone for Digitizing and Mapping and showing to the public via social media the results); 2) GPS and 3) Smartphone for Community Patrolling Team

This eight days training which was being participated by ILC members from the Asia regions was being held during 12 March to 21 March 2017. 

News source and photo credit by PAFID