No training, no license.
Private and government geodetic engineers are mandated to give their Digital Land Survey Data (DLSD) file when submitting survey plans. A file containing survey data in digital format can only be generated through the e-survey plan and can only be accessed by accredited geodetic engineers. The license to use the system may only be given to geodetic engineers who have undergone the e-survey training that started last year.
Since Feb. 6, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources is no longer accepting survey plans without the accompanying DLSD file.
In coordination with the Geodetic Engineers of the Philippines, Inc., the Land Administration and Management System (LAMS) Project Implementing Unit of Surveys and Mapping Division conducted the training for geodetic engineers at the former office of the DENR at Diego Silang Street.
The training is conducted per batch. Geodetic engineers are required to participate in a one-day per batch training.
Geodetic engineers who have been trained need only to update their license at the LAMS Project Implementing Unit.
LAMS coordinator Leticia Milo said the Lands Management Bureau continuously develops new features such as having the lot number be “extracted” from AutoCAD to the e-survey plan to lessen input that have to be manually entered into the system.
The system is in compliance to Department Administrative Order 2016-01 issued on Jan. 22, 2016, which adopted a digital land survey data.