Tuesday, August 23, 2011

SPATIALreason Workshop organised in Philippines!

A week-long international workshop entitled 'Integrating Spatial Reasoning in Interdisciplinary Research and Education' and focussing on GIScience faculty development was conducted by the Centre for Geoinformatics (Z_GIS), University of Salzburg, Austria. The workshop was hosted by the Department of Geography (DGeog), University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman from 15th to 19th August, 2011 and  was co-funded by ASEA Uninet, Austria.
Dr. Shahnawaz from Z_GIS delivered the workshop to 18 teachers and post-graduate students from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Dr. Darlene Occena-Gutierrez (DGeog, UP) observed that this was the first international workshop organised by the department exclusively for GIScience faculty development and this will enhance the presence and impact of GIScience education in the Philippines.

During the workshop, participants attended conceptual lectures about spatial reasoning and its integration with various disciplines as well as intensive hands-on training of GIS software for applying spatial reasoning in various application domains

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