Team Misor tops PRMF GIS Application tilt-A A +A
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
THE Misamis Oriental Geographic Information Team has won the grand prize in the Philippine Provincial Roads Management Facility (PRMF) competition for “GIS Application and Technology Sharing” among PRMF partner local government units (LGUs).
Chaissa D. Sajulga, acting provincial planning and development officer, said Zelfred Anthony T. Cocon, GIS team leader, with associates Jan Kristofer A. Legaspi and Ronald O. Castillo, were awarded the grand prize for Best GIS Application at Astoria Plaza, Ortigas, Pasig City last May 25.
The team won a free trip for two to the United States to attend the ESPI International User Conference from July 23 to 27, 2012 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California.
The citation, signed by Michael Sadlon, PRMF team leader and Francisca N. Dayrit, executive vice president, said Team Misor was selected “in recognition of its outstanding presentation of its geographic information system (GIS) application demonstrated by its creative, effective and innovative use of GIS tools and methods into developing GIS-based technology systems and services for sustainable resource allocation and socio-economic development in the province.”
Sajulga said the PPDO’s Heavy Equipment Locator Map application, which was developed in consultation with Governor Oscar S. Moreno and Provincial Engineer Roland Pacuribot, can pinpoint the current locations of all the Provincial Engineer’s Office’s (PEO) heavy equipment.
Cocon said the application, which is being utilized by the PEO as the main user to update and authenticate the deployment of the province’s heavy equipment, can easily be viewed by the general public on the internet and shows the deployment date, previous and present location, name of the operator, equipment status and the present activity for which it is engaged, among others.
The GIS map of Misamis Oriental can be accessed in the internet through www.misamisoriental.gov.ph by clicking the “GIS Interactive Map” on the menu. The map shows the location of the province’s road, bridges and ports; tourism sites; school buildings, rivers and creeks, and geo-hazard maps, among others.
“We are happy to bequeath this legacy to the people of Misamis Oriental. We commissioned this application to the PPDO’s GIS team in 2004 and we are grateful the team has come through with this application which in time would hopefully benefit more people besides the PPDO, the PEO and the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council,” Moreno said during the team’s courtesy call to the Governor’s Office following their award. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on May 30, 2012.