SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Feb. 23 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands, through the public company Cartografía de Canarias (Grafcan), has published in the viewer of the Territorial Information System of the Canary Islands (IDECanarias) an orthophoto of the area of the eruption of the volcano of La Palma, which corresponds to the reality of the territory after the passage of lava.
This is the first orthophoto made public of the eruptive zone with the lava in this viewer, an image that can be consulted at the link https://grafcan.es/NNNpTCT.
The councilor responsible for the Autonomous Department, José Antonio Valbuena, highlighted that this orthophoto, which is included in the IDECanarias ‘Erupción La Palma 2021’ service, was made with a Pléiades satellite image at 50 cm/pixel on January 14 and in She can see the limit of the lava flow with the 1,241.08 hectares affected and the data of longitude, latitude and altitude in each point of affected land.
Recently, the Ministry enabled through Grafcan an aerial photography certification service for people affected by the volcanic eruption of La Palma. This document serves to identify the properties or assets of citizens on the ground, as it was before the passage of the lava, stressed the counselor.
Those interested may obtain this aerial photography certificate, free of charge, by emailing [email protected], by calling 922 237 860 and 928 336 860 or in person at the Grafcan offices in Tenerife (Calle Panamá, 34 , Polígono Costa Sur in Santa Cruz de Tenerife) and Gran Canaria (Avenida Juan XXIII, 7, Edificio Campo España in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), highlighted the counselor.
The use of the Grafcan viewer experienced a significant increase in 2021, registering a daily average of 7,900 visits (20% more than in 2020). The specific section on the eruption of La Palma, which was created last September and was updated day by day according to the progress of the lava flows, ranked fifth among the most used services during the last quarter of last year, with 122,789 visits.