Open Hazards PH

Open Hazards PH is a QGIS plugin that lets you load geospatial hazard data created by various agencies in the Philippines. It uses data stored in

Note that this is an experimental plugin and a work in progress. Issues, Bug Fixes, and Pull Requests for features are more than welcome. You can check the repo on Github.


Install the plugin

The plugin is found in the QGIS Python Plugins Repository. The plugin can be downloaded there or within QGIS via the QGIS Plugin Manager.

The plugin is tagged as experimental so make sure that you check the Show experimental plugins checkbox in the Settings tab of the Manage and Install Plugins window.

If you want to install it from ZIP, you can download the latest version here. Please don't use the zipped Github repo for installing from zip.

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Install Open Hazards PH in QGIS

Run the plugin

Run Open Hazards PH

Select Data Source

Select from 'lipad' (LiDAR Portal for Archiving and Distribution) or 'noah' (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards).

Select Data

Select the data you want to get/load.

Load Vector

Use this if the data to be loaded is a vector (check the name of the file to determine whether it's a vector or raster).

Load Raster

Use this if the data to be loaded is a raster(check the name of the file to determine whether it's a vector or raster).

Waiting for layer to load

Depending on the size of the layer you selected and your internet speed, it could take some time before it gets loaded in QGIS. Please try to be patient and wait for the selected layer to load. Prompts for current and finished downloads have yet to be implemented..

Save Layer

When loaded, the layers are stored in memory. If you want to save a copy (file), you can Right click on the layer -> Export -> Save as.

What is the license of the data?

We respect the license of the original source, each data source and data files have a corresponding license file. License varies from different agencies, in most cases government data are public domain.

Most data archived here are available in other government websites, why do this?

Philippine government data policy changes from the tenure of an administration to another, we want to ensure that what was public will remain public even if projects ran out of funds or there is a change in access policy.

I found some cool hazards data, will you host it?

Yes! Please open a ticket on the open-hazards-ph repo and let's discuss.

The open-hazards-ph repo is maintained by:

The Open Hazards PH QGIS plugin is maintained by:


Pull Requests and Patches are most welcome!

OpenHazardsPH is on Github.

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