DENR to use GIS-based land mapping for Marawi rehab
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said it will be utilizing a modern land mapping system as one of the means to sustain order in the war-torn Marawi City.
Environment Secretary Roy A. Cimatu said that the DENR will be employing the use of a geographic information system (GIS) land mapping and information system that would “identify, establish, integrate, reconcile and re-establish existing technical and physical land boundaries.”
“Properties in both private and public land, formal and informal settlement descriptions and delineations in the most affected areas and other surrounding areas of Marawi City will also be included in the land mapping to collect information,” Cimatu said.
The GIS is designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.
Utilizing the GIS-based land mapping and information system is in line with the DENR being designated as the agency in charge of the newly created land conflict management unit (LCMU) of Task Force Bangon Marawi’s Sub-committee on Land Resources Management or SLRM.
“Both our goal and strategy is ‘Sustaining Peace and Achieving Sustainable Development Goals through Environmental Peacebuilding’ – these are the DENR’s inputs to the Bangon Marawi Comprehensive Recovery and Rehabilitation Program,” Cimatu further said.