Search
Close this search box.

We are creating some awesome events for you. Kindly bear with us.

Satellite Mapping for Farm-to-Market Roads in the Philippines

Image credit: philsa.gov.ph

Using satellites, scientists from the Space Information Infrastructure Bureau (SIIB) of the Philippine Space Agency (PhilSA) and the Bureau of Agricultural and Fisheries Engineering (BAFE) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) are preparing to map and monitor crops and farm to market roads in the country.

The agencies discussed developing a Collaborative Research Agreement (CRA) in coordination meetings held in March and April. The CRA will initially look at the farming of corn in Pampanga or Isabela, the farming of onions in Nueva Ecija, and the location and use of farm-to-market roads in Pampanga or Nueva Ecija.

To create geodatabases on the crops, the study will concentrate on corn and onions. In the meanwhile, the Region III trial locations were chosen for their huge corn and onion farms.

Integrating geolocation data with other Earth observation data will allow for more comprehensive crop analyses on a larger scale. This will provide, at a minimum, statistics on the delineation and area of these commodities.

Complex research can produce information such as agricultural calendars, yield estimation, and damage assessments resulting from natural disasters such as drought and typhoons. It is anticipated that the collaborative research will assist the government, non-government organisations, and farmers in making informed decisions regarding the nation’s agricultural security.

In addition, PhilSA recently visited Tarlac schools to deliver a series of presentations on space education, space research and development, and prospects in space science and technology applications (SSTA).

Students participated in a water rocket activity to conclude the sessions. The school tour is made feasible through a collaboration between the Department of Education’s Region 3 and the Tarlac Provincial Science and Technology Office.

In conjunction with the school tour, the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology (PFST) and the Department of Science and Technology Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) hosted a Space Technology Applications Exhibit at Tarlac State University-Main Campus.

The exhibit featured replicas of Philippine microsatellites and space technology applications by Filipino scientists. It also featured a mobile planetarium.

In the schools’ tour and exhibit programme, scientists, and engineers from PhilSA joined members of the TALA Rocketry Team to tell students about the TALA Hybrid Rocket – the first high-power hybrid rocket developed in the Philippines by local space technology researchers, students, and their mentors from St. Cecilia’s College-Cebu. The recent launch of the hybrid rocket occurred in Crow Valley, Capas, Tarlac.

Using 3D-printed advanced composite materials, a 10-foot-tall, 15-kilogram rocket was constructed in 2018 as part of the Young Innovators Programme of the DOST-PCIEERD.

Due to the pandemic, the March 2020 inauguration of TALA from Mati City Airport in Davao Oriental had to be postponed indefinitely. Since the beginning of 2022, PhilSA and the TALA crew have collaborated through the Philippine Air Force Research and Development Centre.

The TALA rocket is equipped with flight sensors, a GPS, dual parachute deployment, and a payload system capable of launching a Can Satellite (CanSat) approximately 5 kilometres into the atmosphere.

According to the TALA team, propelling CanSats into the atmosphere with hybrid rockets is more effective than deploying these simulated satellites with drones because hybrid rockets can deploy to greater altitudes. CanSats are used to remotely collect environmental data in educational contexts.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

As a Titanium Black Partner of Dell Technologies, CTC Global Singapore boasts unparalleled access to resources.

Established in 1972, we bring 52 years of experience to the table, solidifying our position as a leading IT solutions provider in Singapore. With over 300 qualified IT professionals, we are dedicated to delivering integrated solutions that empower your organization in key areas such as Automation & AI, Cyber Security, App Modernization & Data Analytics, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Renowned for our consulting expertise and delivering expert IT solutions, CTC Global Singapore has become the preferred IT outsourcing partner for businesses across Singapore.

PARTNER

Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

PARTNER

HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

PARTNER

IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.