Geospatial Information and Civil Systems Research Laboratory
The Geospatial Information and Civil Systems (GICS) Research Lab is a research arm of the School of Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering (SCEGE) headed by the dean of the School, Dr. Francis Aldrine A. Uy. It is envisioned to cater researches of the School that utilizes geospatial information as applied using GIS and remote sensing on systems that are of much concern to the civil society. The first project of the GICS is the DOST grant-in-aid funded project Mapua-Phil LIDAR 1 that utilizes remote-sensing technology called LIDAR which stands for Light Detection and Ranging to map flood hazards in the Cavite, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon watersheds. GICS through the School of Civil, Environmental, and Geological Engineering (SCEGE) in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology and the University of the Philippines - Diliman. will help in predicting the extent of flooding during storm events and typhoons for accurate planning and appropriate response of our LGU’s and government agencies and even the individuals themselves as one of the outputs of the project will be available in the mobile app version of Project NOAH. GICS has engaged in research involving faculty and both graduate and undergraduate research students and is working on several projects with the Intramuros Administration and USAID which are in the pipeline.