High-resolution map to protect nation’s peatland
Hans Nicholas Jong
The Jakarta Post
The government has started producing a detailed peatland map using light detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology to better manage the nation’s peatland forests.
A lack of detailed peatland maps has led to many problems such as overlapping permits and rampant slash-and-burn practices.
LiDAR is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating that target with a...