Mapping of Burnt Areas in Kabayan Benguet

burnt areas in kabayan benguet
Burnt Areas in Kabayan, Benguet | @philspaceagency

Mapping of Burnt Areas in Kabayan Benguet

Did you know that satellite images play a big role in identifying and assessing damage from disasters?

Diwata-2 captured the February 2020 forest fire in Benguet that approximately burned 2,714.59 hectares, excluding other possibly undetected areas covered by clouds and their shadow. Affected areas included Itogon, Bokod, Kabayan, Kibungan, and some parts of Tuba.

Maps like these, made using Support Vector Machine (SVM) and Burned Area Index (BAI), can be used to complement other data used by agencies tasked with post-disaster assessment and rehabilitation.

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