Benjamin BalaisAssistant Director of Resource Data Analysis Branch
National Mapping and Resource Information Authority, Philippines
Mr. Balais is currently the OIC Assistant Director of the Resource Data Analysis Branch (RDAB) of the NAMRIA. He is a BS Statistics graduate and has a Masters Degree in Remote Sensing. He has more than 25 years of experience in the use of GIS in the field of environmental management; disaster risk reduction & management; and land administration & management. He is part of the training pool of experts of the Geomatics Training Center of NAMRIA. He has worked with non-profit organizations as well as private institutions and non-government offices in providing trainings and developing systems on land information management including real property tax information systems. He has a good understanding of the land-administration-management situation in the country having worked with a number of local government units with classifications ranging from the more highly urbanized First Class Cities/Municipalities to far-flung Fifth Class LGUs.
- How GIS based spatial analysis can support all phrases of disaster management
- Applying data analysis for mitigation, preparation, response, recovery, hazard vulnerability, risk assessment, planning and logistics etc
- GIS as an early warning system that enables decision makers to access the current situation and enhance preparedness level