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High-resolution map to protect nation’s peatland

  • Hans Nicholas Jong

    The Jakarta Post

Palembang | Sat, October 22 2016 | 08:22 am

PREMIUM 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...