Population distribution is necessary for
disaster mitigation initiatives such as evacuation
planning. Where technology is insufficient, traditional
methods such as actual ground survey of people is still
the best option in areas. A location-based survey
method to gather hourly distribution of people was
utilized to map the population distribution in Taal
volcano island. Results show that afternoons during
weekdays and weekends are very crucial periods in Taal
volcano island. There was also a small margin of
difference between weekday and weekend densities. The
identification of highest density areas and time periods
through the survey was foreseen to supplement
evacuation planning and disaster mitigation initiatives
in Taal volcano.
Keywords : Spatiotemporal; Population Dynamics; Taal.