By JUDITH R. PANERIO                  MAY 16, 2016


Participants apply the knowledge they learn from experts from DENR as they conduct geotagging of planted trees within the Solid Cement Corporation Plant.

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Region IV-A (CALABARZON) in coordination with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region IV-A conducted a Geo-Tagging Training/Seminar on April 27-28, 2016 at the Rizal Quarry Academy, Inc. (RQAI) Building at Sitio Buhanginan, Brgy. San Jose, Antipolo City. Representative from various mining operators/permit holders in CALABARZON region participated in the two-day event aimed to equip the participants on the use of the said technology for them to be able to comply with the requirements in their respective National Greening Program.

Geo-tagging is the process of adding geographical information to various media in the form of a Meta data.  The Meta data usually consists of coordinates like latitude, but may even include bearing, altitude, distance and place names. It has special contribution to the implementation of the National Greening Program as it is a better mean to monitor the development of greening initiatives implemented by contributing agencies especially in far-flung area/project sites.  It provides significant information to implementers and planners and allows the public to view progress of the national government programs anywhere in the country in real time.