DEVELOPMENT OF THE MASDAN MOBILE APPLICATION AND WEB-BASED GIS INTERFACE FOR THE MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT OF THE MANILA BAY ENVIRONMENT
Keywords: Mobile Application, WebGIS, Citizen Science, Environmental Issues, Manila Bay
Abstract. This paper presents the development of MASDAN, an integrated platform consisting of a mobile application and a web-GIS interface for monitoring the Manila Bay environment. The MASDAN mobile application uses citizen science and Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) to collect data on specific environmental issues. It also serves as an information, education, and communication (IEC) tool for its users. The MASDAN Monitoring Interface is a centralized citizen report assessment tool for local authorities and environmental agencies to validate and monitor environmental reports within their area of jurisdiction. These two components create a two-way flow of information between citizens and authorities, ensuring prompt and information-driven actions to environmental issues affecting the Manila Bay and linked environments.